Japan Opens to Trade


For two centuries, Japan only traded with a few Dutch and Chinese traders. Determined to open Japan to trade with the United States, Commodore Matthew Perry worked for months, negotiating back and forth with Japan, before a treaty was signed on March 31, 1854 that allowed the United States to begin trading with Japan.

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