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UCL celebrates 150th anniversary of Japan’s Choshu Five

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Choshu

The story of five young Japanese noblemen who endured a perilous 135-day sea journey aboard a Jardine Matheson & Co ship to come to Victorian-era London and study at UCL is being marked today at an event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of their departure.

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