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Matthew C. Perry

Index Matthew C. Perry

Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858) was a Commodore of the United States Navy who commanded ships in several wars, including the War of 1812 and the Mexican–American War (1846–48). [1]

206 relations: Abe Masahiro, Africa Squadron, African Slave Trade Patrol, Alcoholism, Alexander Cartwright, Anime, Apprenticeship, Atlantic Ocean, August Belmont, Bakumatsu, Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman, Baseball in Japan, Bibliography of early U.S. naval history, Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan, Board of Navy Commissioners, Bonin Islands, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bulkhead (partition), Cambridge University Press, Cape Town, Charles and Ray Eames, Charleston, South Carolina, Chinese language, Christopher Raymond Perry, Code Geass, Commodore (rank), Commodore (United States), Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery, Convention of Kanagawa, County Down, Cuba, Daigaku-no-kami, David Conner (naval officer), Donald C. Winter, Douglas MacArthur, Dutch language, East India Squadron, Eastham, Massachusetts, Edo, Emperor of Japan, Filling station, First Battle of Tabasco, First Battle of Tuxpan, Flagship, Florida, Florida Keys, Francis L. Hawks, Frederic de Peyster, Fruits Basket, Ganbare Goemon: Tōkai Dōchū Ōedo Tengu ri Kaeshi no Maki, ..., Geography of Taiwan, George Soule (Mayflower passenger), George Washington Rodgers, Given name, Gout, Gulf of Mexico, Gunboat diplomacy, Hakodate, Havana, Hawaii, Hayashi Akira, Hideo Gosha, Hikaru no Go, History of Japan, History of slavery, HMS Cyane (1806), Hokkaido, Home Squadron, Hong Kong, Imperial Regalia of Japan, Imperial Russian Navy, Independence Day (United States), Internet Archive, Ireland, Ivory Coast Expedition, Japan, Japanese Instrument of Surrender, Joel Abbot, John H. Aulick, John Quincy Adams Ward, John Rodgers (1772–1838), John Weidman, Kanagawa-juku, Keelung, Key West, Kurihama, Yokosuka, Liberia, List of Westerners who visited Japan before 1868, Little Belt affair, Macau, Madeira, Manga, Manifest destiny, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Mathew Brady, Matthew Perry Monument (Newport, Rhode Island), Mauritius, Mayflower, Mayflower Compact, Mediterranean Sea, Meiji Restoration, Mexican–American War, Millard Fillmore, Monolith, Mosquito Fleet, Nagasaki, Naha, Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Naval War College Museum, New Jersey, New London, Connecticut, New York (state), New York City, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island, NHK, Nintendo DS, Norfolk, Virginia, Okinawa Prefecture, Oliver Hazard Perry, Pacific Overtures, Paixhans gun, Pearl Harbor, Piracy, Plymouth Colony, Popotan, Port and starboard, Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Rōjū, Rear admiral, Rheumatic fever, Rhode Island, Richard Boone, Rurouni Kenshin, Russia, Ryōmaden, Saint Helena, Sakoku, Samuel Eliot Morison, Samuel Wells Williams, Samurai Champloo, Sandy Hook, Satsuma Domain, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Schooner, Second Barbary War, Second Battle of Tabasco, Second Battle of Tuxpan, Shanghai, Shō Tai, Shōgun, Shimoda, Shizuoka, Shuri Castle, Siege of Veracruz, Singapore, Sloop-of-war, Smith Thompson, Sri Lanka, St. Augustine, Florida, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, Steam engine, Stephen Decatur, Stephen Sondheim, Straits of Florida, Sword of the Beast, Tabasco, Taiga drama, Taiwan, Tampico, Tampico Expedition, The Bushido Blade, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Third Battle of Tuxpan, Thomas Prence, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, Tokyo Bay, Treaty of Ghent, Trinity Church (Newport, Rhode Island), U.S. Naval Academy Museum, United Kingdom, United States Congress, United States Marine Corps, United States Naval Academy, United States Navy, United States Secretary of the Navy, University of Hong Kong, Uraga, Kanagawa, Veracruz (city), Villahermosa, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, War of 1812, Wars of Scottish Independence, Webster–Ashburton Treaty, West Indies, White flag, William Bainbridge, William Brewster (Mayflower passenger), William Butler (1790–1850), William Wallace, Winfield Scott, Yae no Sakura, Yokohama, Yokohama Archives of History, Yokosuka, Kanagawa. Expand index (156 more) »

Abe Masahiro

was the chief senior councillor (rōjū) in the Tokugawa shogunate of Bakumatsu period Japan at the time of the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry on his mission to open Japan to the outside world.

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Africa Squadron

The Africa Squadron was a unit of the United States Navy that operated from 1819 to 1861 to suppress the slave trade along the coast of West Africa.

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African Slave Trade Patrol

African Slave Trade Patrol was part of the suppression of the Atlantic slave trade between 1819 and the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861.

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Alcoholism

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems.

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Alexander Cartwright

Alexander "Alick" Joy Cartwright Jr. (April 17, 1820 – July 12, 1892) was a founding member of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club in the 1840s.

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Anime

Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.

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Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading).

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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August Belmont

August Belmont Sr. (December 8, 1813November 24, 1890) was a German Jewish-American politician, financier, foreign diplomat, and party chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 1860s, and later a horse-breeder and racehorse owner.

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Bakumatsu

refers to the final years of the Edo period when the Tokugawa shogunate ended.

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Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

is a Japanese anime television series created by studio TMS Entertainment, based on the CR Ginroku Gijinden Roman pachinko game, with original character designs by Lupin III creator Monkey Punch.

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Baseball in Japan

Baseball was first introduced to Japan in 1872 and is currently among the country's most popular participatory and spectator sports.

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Bibliography of early U.S. naval history

Historical accounts for early U.S. naval history now occur across the spectrum of two and more centuries.

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Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan

is a Japanese light novel series written by Masaki Okayu and illustrated by Torishimo.

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Board of Navy Commissioners

The Board of Naval Commissioners was a United States Navy administrative body in existence from 1815 to 1842, with responsibility for the navy's material support.

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Bonin Islands

The Bonin Islands, also known as the, are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands, some directly south of Tokyo, Japan.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard was a shipyard located in Brooklyn, New York, east of the Battery on the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the river across from Corlears Hook in Manhattan.

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Bulkhead (partition)

A bulkhead is an upright wall within the hull of a ship or within the fuselage of an aeroplane.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Cape Town

Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.

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Charles and Ray Eames

Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" Kaiser Eames (1912–1988) were an American design married couple who made significant historical contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Chinese language

Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

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Christopher Raymond Perry

Christopher Raymond Perry (December 4, 1761 – June 1, 1818) was an officer in the United States Navy who was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Washington County, Rhode Island in 1780 and served until 1791.

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Code Geass

, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

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Commodore (rank)

Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.

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Commodore (United States)

Commodore was an early title and later a rank in the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard and the Confederate States Navy.

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Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery

The Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery are a pair of separate cemeteries on Farewell and Warner Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Convention of Kanagawa

On March 31, 1854, the or was the first treaty between the United States and the Tokugawa shogunate.

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County Down

County Down is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland.

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Cuba

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

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Daigaku-no-kami

was a Japanese Imperial court position and the title of the chief education expert in the rigid court hierarchy.

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David Conner (naval officer)

Commodore David Conner (1792 – 20 March 1856) was an officer of the United States Navy, whose service included the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.

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Donald C. Winter

Donald Charles Winter (born June 15, 1948) is an American businessman who served as United States Secretary of the Navy.

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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

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East India Squadron

The East India Squadron, or East Indies Squadron, was a squadron of American ships which existed in the nineteenth century, it focused on protecting American interests in the Far East while the Pacific Squadron concentrated on the western coasts of the Americas and in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Eastham, Massachusetts

Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod.

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Edo

, also romanized as Jedo, Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of Tokyo.

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Emperor of Japan

The Emperor of Japan is the head of the Imperial Family and the head of state of Japan.

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Filling station

A filling station is a facility that sells fuel and engine lubricants for motor vehicles.

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First Battle of Tabasco

The First Battle of Tabasco was fought during the Mexican–American War, in October 1846, in an attempt to capture cities along the Tabasco coast.

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First Battle of Tuxpan

The First Battle of Tuxpan was the only major battle fought during the Mexican-American War at Tuxpan, Mexico.

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Flagship

A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag.

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Florida

Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a coral cay archipelago located off the southern coast of Florida, forming the southernmost portion of the continental United States.

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Francis L. Hawks

Francis Lister Hawks (June 10, 1798 – September 26, 1866) was an American priest of the Episcopal Church, and a politician in North Carolina.

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Frederic de Peyster

Frederic de Peyster II (November 11, 1796 in New York City – August 17, 1882 in Tivoli, New York) was a New York City lawyer and prominent member of the De Pesyter family.

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Fruits Basket

, sometimes abbreviated, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya.

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Ganbare Goemon: Tōkai Dōchū Ōedo Tengu ri Kaeshi no Maki

is a Goemon game released for the Nintendo DS on June 23, 2005.

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Geography of Taiwan

Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is an island in East Asia; located some off the southeastern coast of mainland China across the Taiwan Strait.

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George Soule (Mayflower passenger)

George Soule (c. 1601 – between 20 September 1677 and 22 January 1679)A genealogical profile of George Soule, (a collaboration of Plimoth Plantation and New England Historic Genealogical Society accessed 2013) was a colonist who was one of the indentured servants on the Mayflower and helped establish Plymouth Colony in 1620.

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George Washington Rodgers

Commander George Washington Rodgers (October 30, 1822 – August 17, 1863) was an officer of the United States Navy.

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Given name

A given name (also known as a first name, forename or Christian name) is a part of a person's personal name.

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Gout

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by recurrent attacks of a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint.

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Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent.

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Gunboat diplomacy

In international politics, gunboat diplomacy (or "Big Stick ideology" in U.S. history) refers to the pursuit of foreign policy objectives with the aid of conspicuous displays of naval powerimplying or constituting a direct threat of warfare, should terms not be agreeable to the superior force.

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Hakodate

is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Havana

Havana (Spanish: La Habana) is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial center of Cuba.

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Hawaii

Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.

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Hayashi Akira

(also known as Hayashi Fukusai) was an Edo period scholar-diplomat serving the Tokugawa shogunate in a variety of roles similar to those performed by serial Hayashi clan neo-Confucianists since the time of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Hideo Gosha

was a Japanese film director.

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Hikaru no Go

is a Japanese manga series based on the board game Go, written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

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History of Japan

The first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago has been traced to prehistoric times.

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History of slavery

The history of slavery spans many cultures, nationalities, and religions from ancient times to the present day.

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HMS Cyane (1806)

HMS Cyane was a Royal Navy ''Banterer''-class sixth-rate post ship of nominally 22 guns, built in 1806 at Topsham, near Exeter, England.

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Hokkaido

(), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture.

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Home Squadron

The Home Squadron was part of the United States Navy in the mid-19th century.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Imperial Regalia of Japan

The, also known as the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, consist of the sword, the mirror, and the jewel.

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Imperial Russian Navy

The Imperial Russian Navy was the navy of the Russian Empire.

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Independence Day (United States)

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Ivory Coast Expedition

The Ivory Coast Expedition, or the Liberia Expedition, was a naval operation in 1842, launched by the United States against the West African Bereby people.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japanese Instrument of Surrender

The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was the written agreement that formalized the surrender of the Empire of Japan, marking the end of World War II.

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Joel Abbot

Joel Abbot (January 18, 1793 – December 14, 1855) was a U.S. naval officer who served notably in the War of 1812, and commanded a ship during Commodore Perry's 1852 visit to Japan.

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John H. Aulick

John Henry Aulick (1787-1791 - 27 April 1873) was an officer in the United States Navy whose service extended from the War of 1812 to the end of the antebellum era.

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John Quincy Adams Ward

John Quincy Adams Ward (June 29, 1830 – May 1, 1910) was an American sculptor, who may be most familiar for his larger than lifesize standing statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City.

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John Rodgers (1772–1838)

John Rodgers (July 11, 1772 – August 1, 1838) was a senior naval officer in the United States Navy who served under six Presidents for nearly four decades during its formative years in the 1790s through the late 1830s, committing the bulk of his adult life to his country.

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John Weidman

John Weidman (born September 25, 1946) is an American librettist and television writer for Sesame Street.

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Kanagawa-juku

was the third of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō.

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Keelung

Keelung, officially known as Keelung City, is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan.

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Key West

Key West (Cayo Hueso) is an island and city in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent, at the southwesternmost end of the roadway through the Florida Keys in the state of Florida, United States.

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Kurihama, Yokosuka

"Kurihama" directs here.

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Liberia

Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

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List of Westerners who visited Japan before 1868

This list contains notable Europeans and Americans who visited Japan before the Meiji Restoration.

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Little Belt affair

The Little Belt affair was a naval battle on the night of 16 May 1811.

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Macau

Macau, officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Madeira

Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal.

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Manga

are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.

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Manifest destiny

In the 19th century, manifest destiny was a widely held belief in the United States that its settlers were destined to expand across North America.

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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni or MCAS Iwakuni is a United States Marine Corps air station located in the Nishiki river delta, southeast of Iwakuni Station in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan.

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Massachusetts Bay Colony

The Massachusetts Bay Colony (1628–1691) was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century around the Massachusetts Bay, the northernmost of the several colonies later reorganized as the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

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Mathew Brady

Mathew B. Brady (May 18, 1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the earliest photographers in American history, best known for his scenes of the Civil War.

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Matthew Perry Monument (Newport, Rhode Island)

Matthew Perry Monument is a statue commemorating Commodore Matthew C. Perry.

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Mauritius

Mauritius (or; Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about off the southeast coast of the African continent.

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Mayflower

The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620.

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Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant.

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Meiji Restoration

The, also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was an event that restored practical imperial rule to the Empire of Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.

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Mexican–American War

The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.

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Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853), the last to be a member of the Whig Party while in the White House.

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Monolith

A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building.

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Mosquito Fleet

The term Mosquito Fleet has had a variety of uses around the world.

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Nagasaki

() is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan.

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Naha

is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

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Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan

The Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan: performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States is a printed history, in 3 volumes, of the Perry Expedition, written by Francis L. Hawks, under the supervision of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, and using the written materials compiled by Perry and his colleagues on the expedition.

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Naval War College Museum

The Naval War College Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of 10 official museums operated by the United States Navy, under the direction of the Naval History & Heritage Command and in co-operation with the Naval War College.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.

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New London, Connecticut

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States.

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New York (state)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Newport Historical Society

The Newport Historical Society is a historical society in Newport, Rhode Island that was chartered in 1854 to collect and preserve books, manuscripts, and objects pertaining to Newport's history.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.

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NHK

is Japan's national public broadcasting organization.

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Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.

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Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

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Okinawa Prefecture

is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

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Oliver Hazard Perry

Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

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Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures is a musical written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman.

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Paixhans gun

The Paixhans gun (French: Canon Paixhans) was the first naval gun designed to fire explosive shells.

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu.

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Piracy

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.

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Plymouth Colony

Plymouth Colony (sometimes New Plymouth) was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 to 1691.

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Popotan

is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Petit Ferret with character designs by Akio Watanabe under the alias Poyoyon Rock.

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Port and starboard

Port and starboard are nautical and aeronautical terms for left and right, respectively.

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Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard, also known as the Commandant's House, is a historic house on Evans Street in the Vinegar Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.

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Rōjū

The, usually translated as Elder, was one of the highest-ranking government posts under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan.

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Rear admiral

Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore (U.S equivalent of Commander) and captain, and below that of a vice admiral.

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Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever (RF) is an inflammatory disease that can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

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Richard Boone

Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel.

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Rurouni Kenshin

,Note: The Japanese title literally means "Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman, a collection of Romantic Folk Tales." "Rurouni" is a neologism created from the verb "ru," meaning "to wander," and "ronin," meaning "masterless samurai." A rough translation of the title would be "Kenshin the Wandering Swordsman".

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Russia

Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

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Ryōmaden

is the 49th NHK Taiga drama.

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Saint Helena

Saint Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,950 kilometres (1,210 mi) west of the Cunene River, which marks the border between Namibia and Angola in southwestern Africa.

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Sakoku

was the isolationist foreign policy of the Japanese Tokugawa shogunate under which relations and trade between Japan and other countries were severely limited, nearly all foreigners were barred from entering Japan, and common Japanese people were kept from leaving the country for a period of over 220 years.

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Samuel Eliot Morison

Samuel Eliot Morison (July 9, 1887 – May 15, 1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history and American history that were both authoritative and popular.

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Samuel Wells Williams

Samuel Wells Williams (衛三畏; 22 September 1812 - 16 February 1884) was a linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist from the United States in the early 19th century.

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Samurai Champloo

, stylized as SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe.

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Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook is a barrier spit in Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.

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Satsuma Domain

, also known as Kagoshima Domain, was a Japanese domain of the Edo period.

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Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

is a Japanese manga by Kōji Kumeta, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine.

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Schooner

A schooner is a type of sailing vessel with fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts.

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Second Barbary War

The Second Barbary War (1815) was fought between the United States and the North African Barbary Coast states of Tripoli, Tunis, and Ottoman Algeria.

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Second Battle of Tabasco

The Second Battle of Tabasco, also known as the Battle of Villahermosa, was a battle fought in June 1847 during the Mexican-American War as part of the U.S. blockade of Mexican Gulf ports.

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Second Battle of Tuxpan

See the First Battle of Tuxpan.

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Shanghai

Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.

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Shō Tai

was the last king of the Ryukyu Kingdom (June 8, 1848 – October 10, 1872) and the head of the Ryukyu Domain (October 10, 1872 – March 11, 1879).

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Shōgun

The was the military dictator of Japan during the period from 1185 to 1868 (with exceptions).

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Shimoda, Shizuoka

is a city and port located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Shuri Castle

is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Shuri, Okinawa.

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Siege of Veracruz

The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican beachhead seaport of Veracruz, during the Mexican–American War.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Sloop-of-war

In the 18th century and most of the 19th, a sloop-of-war in the Royal Navy was a warship with a single gun deck that carried up to eighteen guns.

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Smith Thompson

Smith Thompson (January 17, 1768 – December 18, 1843) was a United States Secretary of the Navy from 1819 to 1823, and a United States Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1823 until his death in 1843.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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St. Augustine, Florida

St.

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St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

St.

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Steam engine

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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Stephen Decatur

Stephen Decatur Jr. (January 5, 1779 – March 22, 1820) was a United States naval officer and commodore.

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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theater.

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Straits of Florida

The Straits of Florida, Florida Straits, or Florida Strait (Estrecho de Florida) is a strait located south-southeast of the North American mainland, generally accepted to be between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and between the Florida Keys (U.S.) and Cuba.

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Sword of the Beast

is a 1965 jidaigeki film co-written and directed by Hideo Gosha.

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Tabasco

Tabasco, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Tabasco (Estado Libre y Soberano de Tabasco), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

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Taiga drama

is the name NHK gives to the annual, year-long historical fiction television drama series it broadcasts in Japan.

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Taiwan

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Tampico

Tampico is a city and port in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Tampico Expedition

The "Battle of Tampico" was fought November 15, 1835, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

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The Bushido Blade

The Bushido Blade is a 1981 film, directed by Tom Kotani.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.

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Third Battle of Tuxpan

The Third Battle of Tuxpan was one of the three small battles of the Mexican-American War to occur in Tuxpan, Mexico.

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Thomas Prence

Thomas Prence (c. 1601 – March 29, 1673) was an English born colonist who arrived in Plymouth in November 1621 on the ship Fortune. In 1644 he moved to Eastham, which he helped found, returning later to Plymouth. For many years he was prominent in Plymouth colony affairs and was colony governor for about twenty years covering three terms.

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Tokugawa Ieyoshi

was the 12th shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan.

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Tokyo Bay

is a bay located in the southern Kantō region of Japan, and spans the coasts of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Chiba Prefecture.

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Treaty of Ghent

The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Trinity Church (Newport, Rhode Island)

Trinity Church, on Queen Anne Square in Newport, Rhode Island, is a historic parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island.

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U.S. Naval Academy Museum

The United States Naval Academy Museum is a public maritime museum in Annapolis, Maryland, United States.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.

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United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.

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United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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United States Secretary of the Navy

The Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory officer and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

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University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (often abbreviated as HKU) is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

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Uraga, Kanagawa

is a subdivision of the city of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Veracruz (city)

Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

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Villahermosa

Villahermosa (Beautiful Village) is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality.

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Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

Vinegar Hill is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City on the East River Waterfront between Dumbo and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies from June 1812 to February 1815.

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Wars of Scottish Independence

The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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Webster–Ashburton Treaty

The Webster–Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, was a treaty that resolved several border issues between the United States and the British North American colonies (the region that became Canada).

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West Indies

The West Indies or the Caribbean Basin is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagoes: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Lucayan Archipelago.

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White flag

White flags have had different meanings throughout history and depending on the locale.

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William Bainbridge

William Bainbridge (May 7, 1774 – July 27, 1833) was a Commodore in the United States Navy.

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William Brewster (Mayflower passenger)

William Brewster (1566 – 10 April 1644) was an English official and Mayflower passenger in 1620.

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William Butler (1790–1850)

William Butler (February 1, 1790 – September 25, 1850) was a United States Representative from South Carolina.

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William Wallace

Sir William Wallace (Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas; Norman French: William le Waleys; died 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

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Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general and the unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.

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Yae no Sakura

is a 2013 Japanese television series.

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Yokohama

, literally "Port to the side" or "Beside the port", is the second largest city in Japan by population, after Tokyo, and the most populous municipality of Japan.

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Yokohama Archives of History

The in Naka ward, central Yokohama, near Yamashita Park, is a repository for archive materials on Japan and its connection with foreign powers since the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry in 1853.

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Yokosuka, Kanagawa

is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_C._Perry

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