Arts & Culture 
 Human Rights 
 U.S. Asian Policy 

Home > East Asia > 

Japan celebrates 150 years of diplomacy and trade with the U.S.

 Related Articles
Japan-U.S. summit meeting in Tokyo
Japanese-U.S. deep sea drilling project
Exactly 150 years ago on July 8, 1853 a fleet of black ships led by U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Tokyo Bay. Commander Perry demanded that Japan open diplomatic and commercial relations with the U.S. One year later, Japan agreed to cease its isolation from the rest of the world and open up international trade and diplomacy. In celebration of this historic date in Japanese history, Japan will hold re-enactments, parades and fireworks.

© Copyright 2002-2007 AFAR