The Perry Expedition:

                                 Japan's Jolt in Modernization

Perry's Expedition to Japan, 1854, National Museum of the U.S. Navy

The Perry Expedition used diplomacy to fight for better trade relationships with Japan. It utilized certain diplomatic methods which caused better trade agreements with the United States and Japan. 

"These are the only objects for which I have sent Commodore Perry, with a powerful squadron, to pay a visit to your imperial majesty’s renowned city of Edo: friendship, commerce, a supply of coal and provisions, and protection for our shipwrecked people."
~ President Millard Fillmore, Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan

  Akshay Murthy
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