Matthew Perry Japan. Portuguese, spanish, and dutch traders engaged. Perry and his impact on japan.created in spring 2009national history day (nhd).
Commodore matthew perry led an american naval force that fundamentally transformed japan. Although he is often credited with opening japan to the western world, perry was not the first westerner to visit the islands. Born in south kingstown, rhode island (usa), matthew perry joined the nay at age 15.
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In february of 1854, commodore matthew perry returned to japan for the second time. Matthews first visit to japan. Perry began his united states naval career when he was only 15 years old. Commodore matthew perry and his fleet arrived at the japanese capital, edo, and they made demands.