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Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan: Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, 1852-1854
On March 31, 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry signed the Treaty of Kanagawa on behalf of the United States’ government. This moment signalled the end of the ruling Shogunate’s policy of isolationism, which had been in place since the early 16th century. Although foreign nations—the Portuguese, the British, and Spanish—had once traded there, the perceived threat from the sprea ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Nonsuch Publishing
(first published 1856)
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