This was Japan's first recorded contact with the west. This Portuguese ship was originally headed for China but got blown of course and landed in Japan.
This ship landed in Japan after being battered by storms and attacked by Portuguese and Spanish ships.With only one ship of five surviving and only 24 of 110 crew of that ship living.
American, Commodore Matthew Perry sails to Edo (Tokyo) with five warships demanding that Japan open it's doors to trade.
Japan signed the Treaty of Peace and Amity with America at the Convention of Kanagawa.