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Also called Perry Convention (March 31, 1854), Japan's first treaty with a Western nation. Concluded by representatives of the United States and Japan at Kanagawa (now part of Yokohama), it marked the end of Japan's period of seclusion (1639-1854). The treaty was signed as a result of pressure from U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who sailed into Tokyo Bay with a fleet of warships in July 1853 and demanded that the Japanese open their ports to U.S. ships for supplies. Perry then left Japan in order to give the government a few months to consider its decision. When he returned in February 1854, the Japanese, aware that none of their armaments was a match for Perry's warships, agreed to admit U.S. ships to the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate and to accept a U.S. consul at Shimoda. The Treaty of Kanagawa was the first of the treaties signed between Japan and other Western countries in the 19th century.

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Q: What was the Treaty of Kanagawa?
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Which treaty had the greatest impact the treaty of Kanagawa the treaty of Shimonoseki or the treaty of Nanjing?


What year was the treaty of Kanagawa signed?

The Treaty of Kanagawa was signed on March 31 in 1854 in Kanagawa. I hope this will help :-)

Treaty to trade with japan spanish American war?

Convention of Kanagawa or Kanagawa Treaty

Who was sent to japan after the treaty of kanagawa?

Townsend Harris was sent to be the first US Consul in Japan shortly after the Treaty of Kanagawa.

What did Japan benefit from the Treaty of Kanagawa?


What effects did the Treaty of Kanagawa have on Japan's development?


Did Treaty of Kanagawa contribute the fall of Shogun Japan?

no it didnt. the treaty helped the fall actually

What are similarities between the treaty of nanking and the treaty kanagawa?

defeted cou tries paid reperations

Who opened Japanese ports to foreign trade?

Treaty of Kanagawa

What was the difference between treaty of Nanjing and treaty of kanagawa?

The Treaty of Nanking (or Nanjing) was signed on 29 August 1842 to mark the end of the First Opium War (1839-42) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Qing Dynasty of China.Whereas the Convention of Kanagawa (日米和親条約 Nichibei Washin Jōyaku?, "Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Friendship") or Kanagawa Treaty (神奈川条約 Kanagawa Jōyaku?) was a peace treaty between Japan and the United States.

Whose visit to japan led to the Treaty of Kanagawa?

Matthew Perry

What events caused Japan to end its isolation and begin to westernize?

Treaty of Kanagawa

What famous American signed the Treaty of Kanagawa?

Commodore Matthew C. Perry

What was the main purpose of the Treaty of Kanagawa?

The Kanagawa Treaty (Convention of Kanagawa, 1854) was negotiated by Commodore Matthew Perry who commanded a US fleet that traveled to Japan in 1853. The treaty was mainly an economic one, forcing Japan out of its self-imposed isolation and opening it to world trade. This led to other treaties that mainly served the interests of the European colonial powers in Asia.

What was the reaction of Japan citizens during the Treaty of Kanagawa?

The treaty was acceptable, but for those "in the know", they knew it to be "gun boat policy."

What treaty opened up 2 ports to us Ships and the US set up an embassy in japan?

Treaty of Kanagawa

Who did japan sign the treaty of Kanagawa with?

Matthew Perry the commodore for the United States Navy

Which of these themes represents the purpose of the Treaty of Kanagawa between the US and Japan in 1854?


Which nation did japan sign the treaty of kanagawa opening ports for trade?

the united states

Why did japan have to sign the treaty of kanagawa?

The Treaty of Kanagawa isn't WW2, it's much earlier. And they didn't HAVE to sign it - it was 1854, and the emperor of Japan wanted friendship with a much stronger nation. To be honest, it was all about trade. (I've modified the categories for you)

What treaty opened Japan to the Western World?

Treaty of Peace and Amity, signed at the Convetion of Kanagawa in 1854, opened Japan to the Western World.

What was the effect of the treaty of kanagawa?

It allowed Americans 3 ports in Japan to trade. Sources: Mr. Anderson

The ruling warrior dynasty of japan with who Matthew perry negotiated the treaty of kanagawa in 1854?

Tokugawa Shogunate

Which of these opened Japanese ports to foreign trade?

The Treaty of Kanagawa opened Japanese ports to foreign trade.

The ruling warrior dynasty of Japan with whom Matthew Perry negotiated the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854?

Tokugawa Shogunate