Another small but important diplomatic coup had been scored by the Great White Fleet. The fleets Japan visit had the desired result: it generated good will between both countries and eased tensions that might otherwise have led to open conflict
Archaeological evidence suggests that Great Zimbabwe became a center for trading, with a trade network linked to Kilwa Kisiwani and extending as far as China. This international trade was mainly in gold and ivory. The rulers of Zimbabwe brought artistic and stone masonry traditions from Mapungubwe.