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A special weekend in Izu to remember and enjoy

May 14, 2004

A special weekend in Izu to remember and enjoy

Last year was the 150th anniversary of the first appearance of U.S. Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry’s “Black Ships” in Edo (now Tokyo) Bay. Their mission, by order of President Millard Fillmore, was to demand — under threat of force if necessary — that Japan, ...