Meiji Reformation

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The relationship between Japan and the United States drastically changes throughout time, however, its beginnings stemmed from an abrupt socio-political change caused by Matthew Commodore Perry. His actions of forcing economic relations with Japan and the United States spurred the Meiji Reformation. The Meiji Reformation opened Japan’s market to the world and lead to Japan into a rapid period of modernization in technology and industry. As such, America and Japan became valuable trading partners, Japan requiring the natural resources to sustain its industrial growth and America selling its colonial consumer goods to a broader market. For this reason of such expeditious progress, there was a recession in the Japanese economy which lead to mass
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