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Identifier: newenglandmagazi1900bost
Title: The New England magazine
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Publisher: Boston : [New England Magazine Co.]
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the lecture as before,to talk on another hour or so. . . . His onemotive seems to have been that which actu-ated him twenty-five years ago to take upthe Shimonoseki indemnity cause: namely,to benefit Japan. ... In Kyoto wherehe visited the schools and other institutionsin company with the Vice-Minister of Edu-cation, he addressed a meeting of threethousand people. Among theeducationallectures whichDr. Northropgave duringthis trip wereArbor Day lec-tures ; and hesucceeded inhaving ArborDay estab-lished in Ja-pan ; the datewhich waschosen for ob-serving it wasN ovemberthird, the Em-perors birth-day, whenevery child issupposed toplant a tree in honor of his Majesty. The Tokio Club entertained Dr.Northrop .at a banquet, where manynoblemen were present, and a wel-coming speech was made by Pro-fessor Kanda, the representative ofthe former Japanese students inAmerica. The year before Dr.Northrops visit to Japan he receivedthis letter from Inoceye Kowashi,the Minister of State for. Education:

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BIRDSEY Allow me to express to you my cordialthanks for your continued and earnest ef-forts in promoting the interests of thiscountry. I have no doubt that it is theresult of your recommendation for manyyears past that the Arbor Day is now uni-versally observed in the schools in yourcountry. There is no celebration of thekind in Japan, but it may probably be ob-served in our schools in future. The Japanese Emperor recognizedDr. Northrops services for Japan, andgracefully remembered him. Thegovernment sent to Dr. Northrop amagnificent set of china, made anddesigned especially for him, eachpiece bearing his initials. Mr. Northrop realized most clearly ithe possibilities of Japan, and it wassignificant that|so near the!end of his lifehe should havevisited theland that had]so long en-|listed his sym-pathies. Dr. Nor-throp also lec-jltured in Ha-; 1waii in thq Iinterests 01Arbor Daywhich is novo b s e r v e (there; and h<;also exertedhimself in behalf of educaftional interestin China, h

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