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The [[Portugal|Portuguese]] had reached Japan by 1543 and soon began  
 
The [[Portugal|Portuguese]] had reached Japan by 1543 and soon began  
 
trading. As well as trade, [[Europe]]an interest in Japan centred  
 
trading. As well as trade, [[Europe]]an interest in Japan centred  
around [[Christianity|CHristian]] missions. However by 1587 the  
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around [[Christianity|Christian]] missions. However by 1587 the  
 
Tokugawa government, irritated by factional disputes between  
 
Tokugawa government, irritated by factional disputes between  
missionary orders, and worried about foreign influence, banned  
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missionary orders and worried about foreign influence, banned  
 
missionaries. By 1597 the active persecution of Christians had started.
 
missionaries. By 1597 the active persecution of Christians had started.

Revision as of 14:14, 5 August 2005

Japan is a group of islands situated east of Korea.

European contact with Japan

The Portuguese had reached Japan by 1543 and soon began trading. As well as trade, European interest in Japan centred around Christian missions. However by 1587 the Tokugawa government, irritated by factional disputes between missionary orders and worried about foreign influence, banned missionaries. By 1597 the active persecution of Christians had started.