Fun Fact: The Man Who Opened Up Japan To The World

Fun facts about Japan

Until the mid-19th century, Japan was a country that wanted to be isolated from the rest of the world. Trade was limited to China and the Netherlands. Commodore Matthew Perry of the U.S. Navy sailed to Japan in 1853 and demanded that Japan end its period of isolation. Perry showed the might of western military technology with his ships, and Japan quickly agreed to President Millard Fillmore’s requests.

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Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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