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What role did "John Manjiro" play in Japan's growing knowledge of Western societies, particularly the United States?

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    Manjiro was actually a Japanese citizen who was shipwrecked and rescued by Americans. He then lived in the US in Connecticutt

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    He was exposed to American culture, and he eventually made it back to Japan, where was questioned extensively about his Western experiences

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    He helped to shed light on the actual behaviors and character of Americans, helping to dispel the myths of the "Southern Barbarians" as many westerners were commonly referred to

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    so in 1851, he explained how Americans were "upright and generous" and had formidable advanced technology like steamboats and telegraphs

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    here he is!

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    thanks

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