Tracing the opening of Japan to the outside world, from the time of the Shogun, to the modern era.
Japan Date:1950 Duration:2 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
Symbolically Japanese Shogun secured the island empire from the outside world, as illustrated by a model with a fence around Japan. A model of early steamship and figures represent the visit to Japan of Commodore Matthew Perry, of the United States, in 1853, which resulted in a treaty opening Japan to broader commerce with the outside world. Japanese women read newspapers. Japanese Prime minister Hideki Tojo. Japanese Women as recruits. Japanese troops march. Japanese men and women queue up to vote.1950.
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