Event Summary

Admiral Matthew Perry opens Japanese ports to world trade


July 1853


Admiral Matthew Perry sails US East India Squadron into Tokyo Bay, Japan, opening Japanese ports to world trade. Later negotiated trade arrangements with Japanese; Perry�s USS Mississippi and Susquehanna called by Japanese �black ships.�

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Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

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Marine Propulsion and Shipbuilding Technology, 1685�1945

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