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1

what occurred in July of 1853?

commodore Matthew Perry entered Edo harbor to demand access to Japanese harbors for American ships

2

who was appointed a samurai to the shogun for his firsthand knowledge of America?

Manjiro

3

why was his appointment to the rank of samurai unprecedented in Japan?

Manjiro was not born into a family with social standing and it was unheard of for someone from his class to become a samurai

4

what policy did Manjiro argue to end?

Japanese isolationalism

5

when did the United States and Japan sign a treaty?

March 31, 1854

6

despite his service to the shogun, some of Manjiro's countrymen considered him to be a:

foreign spy and traitor to his country

7

what book did Manjiro translate into Japanese?

The New American Practical Navigator

8

what is the title of the first English book Manjiro wrote for the Japanese?

A Shortcut to English Converstation

9

what subjects did Manjiro teach?

Navigation, shipbuilding, English, and mathematics

10

Manjiro returned to the United States as:

an interpreter for the first Japanese embassy

11

how old was Manjiro when he visited Captain and Mrs. Whitfield as part of a diplomatic delegation to New York?

43

12

how many children did Manjiro have?

3

13

When did Manjiro die and how old was he?

1898, 71

14

at what event do the descendants of the Whitfield's and Manjiro meet each year?

Japan America Grassroots Summit

15

what is the sister city in Japan of Fairhaven, Massachusetts?

Tosashimizu