1854 Treaty OF Kanagawa

Article I.

There shall be a perfect, permanent, and universal peace, and a sincere and cordial amity between the United States of America, on the one part, and the Empire of Japan on the other part; and between their people respectively, without exception of persons or places.
— Matthew Calbraith Perry, Ambassador

Terms of Engagement...

Gunboat diplomacy practiced by US Navy Commodore Matthew Perry on behalf of President Millard Fillmore opened Japan to interactions with the United States. Article I. describes mutual friendship, but belies the fact that American warships forced the treaty and the end of isolationist policy upon the Tokugawa shogunate.