Tokyo Bay

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To′kyo Bay′


n.
an inlet of the Pacific, in SE Honshu Island of Japan. 30 mi. (48 km) long; 20 mi. (32 km) wide.
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Japan, threatened by US warships in Edo Bay, set into motion the institutional changes that led to the Meiji Restoration, industrializing by imitating German technology and building on its own metallurgical tradition.
Although initially arrested, he was released shortly before Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Edo Bay in the summer of 1853, and as the only Japanese with firsthand knowledge of English and Westerners, he was an important figure in the opening of Japan to the West.
While Yoshi's and Jack's adventures are fictional, The Bamboo Sword is based on the historical events of July 1853 and March 1854 when American steamships entered Edo Bay without Japanese invitation or blessing.