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A Realistic Approach To The Achievements Of Torajiro Yamada And His Relationship With Turkey


  • Ali Volkan Erdemir

    () (Erciyes University)


By the end of the 19th century, no official relationship was yet established between Japan and Turkey. At that time, Torajiro Yamada’s affirmative contributions to Japanese-Turkish relationship like an honorary consul cannot be neglected. The claim that Yamada dedicated his life to the development of Japanese-Turkish relationship is, however, just a humanistic approach which mythicizes Yamada. A factual way to understand Yamada’s relationship with Turkey from a realistic perspective is to consider the motivation that led him come to Turkey. This paper dealt with Yamada and his social, economical, and cultural relationship with Turkey. In the end the possible motivations that let him move to Turkey were indicated.

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  • Ali Volkan Erdemir, 2011. "A Realistic Approach To The Achievements Of Torajiro Yamada And His Relationship With Turkey," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 11(1), pages 217-228, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:217-228

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    Torajiro YAMADA; The Battleship Ertuğrul; trade in 19th century İstanbul; Toruko Gakan; Taiyō.;

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