by Lawrence W. Reed at CDN –
By the time Commodore Matthew Perry sailed his fleet of American gunboats into the harbor of Edo (now Tokyo) in July 1853, the days of the 250-year-old Japanese military regime were already numbered. “Japanese society was unraveling from within,” writes Historian John E. Van Sant. The weakness of the Tokugawa …
Click to read the rest HERE-> Mori Arinori: The Japanese Tocqueville (Part 2) first posted at Conservative Daily News