The battle of Fisherman's Wharf had attracted the attention of Japan:
[Left: The Amagi]
During the Sino-French war (1884-1885), Tōgō Heihachirō (1848-1934), Lord Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy, then the commander of battleship Amagi [天城], which was anchored outside of the mouth of Danshui River, closely followed the actions of the French fleet under Admiral Courbet.
Tōgō also observed the ground combat of the French forces against the Chinese, under the guidance of Joseph Joffre, future Commander-in-Chief of French forces during World War I.
Adm Tōgō was best known for defeating the Russian Navy at Tsushima Straits in the Russo-Japanese war of 1905.
在1884年的漁人碼頭之戰,東郷居然坐鎮在停泊於淡水河口的座艦"天城"號觀戰.現場研習法將孤拔的海軍戰術.並由法人Joseph Joffre解說中法兩軍的陸戰. Joffre是後來第一次世界大戰時的法軍總司令.