That’s the Joke
This comic would have been a lot funnier if I made it in the 90′s. The history is that Matthew C. Perry was a commodore in the US Navy, and in the 1850s, took some warships to Japan and pretty much forced a trade treaty at gunpoint. Up until this time, Japan had refused trade with the West but you know how America is. Of course Matthew Perry is also the actor from Friends… so yeah.