Black Ships- Explore this amazing site about East Asia from MIT. In order to complete your chart as Commodore Matthew Perry, look at the 'Facing East' page under Encounters, then 'Facing East' under Black Ships. To complete the Bafuku Report chart, examine the images and text under 'Facing West' under both Encounters, then Black Ships.
After you've completed that portion of the assingment, feel free to browse the site for other useful and tremendously interesting information. For example, if you scroll to the top of the page and click on Image Database, then Keyword, it sorts all images by categories (try the 'American gifts' category; it helps for this assignment). Or, you might go to the top of the original page and click on the 'Essay by John Dower'. From there, you can go to different categories/topics within the essay (such as 'Black Ships' or 'Gifts').
Imperialism in the 19th century- information on Japan at the bottom of the page
Japan in the 19th century
Japanese Imperialism- explains motives and examines conflicts (China, Korea, Russia)
Societies at a crossroad- Ottoman, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese transformation during Unit IV (1750-1914)
German and Italian Nationalism
Communism- Although the source suggests it is dubiously biased (conservative-resources.com), the information on this site appears to give a good, simple distinction between capitalism, socialism, and communism in just 1 sentence. Click on the "communism" link to get a more in-depth description of Marx and his ideas.
Comparison: Early effects of Industrial Revolution on Western Europe and Japan
Comparison: Reaction to foreign influence/domination in India and Japan