If Japan Can Open Up, So Can You

Fried Chicken and Sushi comic created by the author.

Imagine watching nine massive steamships for the very first time in your life, something you never knew existed, approaching Edo bay near modern-day Tokyo in February of 1854. Commodore Matthew C. Perry landed his ships in Japan, uninvited mind you, in an effort to force diplomatic relations with the Shogun and open trade.

After over two hundred years of isolating itself from the rest of the world, Japan…

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