About Townsend Harris:
Townsend Harris is credited as the diplomat who first opened the Empire of Japan to foreign trade and culture in the Edo period.
The President of the United States thinks that for the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war.
If war should break out between England and Japan, the latter would suffer much more than the former.
If Japan had been near to either England or France, war would have broken out long ago.
In case of war, a treaty would have to be made at the end of the war.