Business & Finance: Silk Suitor

One fine morning in 1858, a sweet infant boy, Gosuke Katakura, was born in the ancient empire of Japan. In that same year because a New Englander, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, had burst into the Bay of Yedo with four gunboats, the first commercial treaty between Japan and the U. S. was signed. If Gosuke's honorable father ever thought of any connection between the two events, he certainly did not conceive that the result would be 1) Gosuke becoming a multimillionaire; 2) Gosuke becoming peer of Japan; 3) Gosuke at the age of 75...

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