Nitobe's 1912 Visit to UIUC

Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) was a Japanese educator, diplomat, and agriculturalist. His best-known work was Bushido: The Soul of Japan. He was an undersecretary general of the League of Nations when it was established in 1920.

Nitobe visited the University of Illinois April 2-26, 1912 as part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Exchange(Professor Hamilton Wright Mabie went to Japan in the winter of 1912-13 in exchange, he later wrote Japan Today and Tomorrow, dedicated to Nitobe, amongst others).  He visited other universities in America during this time including Yale, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, and Minnesota. While at the University of Illinois, he gave a series of lectures on Japan, Japanese culture, Japanese-American relations, and agriculture.