The concept is to go back in history, to the time after Commodore Perry’s black ships nudged Japan into opening her doors to the rest of the world in 1854.
After the floodgates were open, people from all over the globe came to Japan to do business, spread the word of God, and to help Japan engineer a new and modern infrastructure.
The series introduces more than 20 key people that had a strong and lasting influence on Japan. And in fact, remnants of their influences still exist in one form or another today. It makes for a very good read. Here are a few of the interesting people she introduces.
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