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[[Japan]] is a group of islands situated east of Korea.
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[[Japan]] is a group of islands situated east of Korea. Home to the [[samurai]] (an approximate equivalent of the [[Europe|European]] [[knight]].
  
 
==European contact with Japan==
 
==European contact with Japan==
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The [[Portugal|Portuguese]] had reached Japan by 1543 and soon began [[trade|trading]]. European trade brought [[firearm]]s to Japan and the local [[smith]]s rapidly began to produce their own version and quickly adopted it into their warfare.
  
The [[Portugal|Portuguese]] had reached Japan by 1543 and soon began
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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  
 
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  
 
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 10:16, 11 February 2006

Japan is a group of islands situated east of Korea. Home to the samurai (an approximate equivalent of the European knight.

European contact with Japan

The Portuguese had reached Japan by 1543 and soon began trading. European trade brought firearms to Japan and the local smiths rapidly began to produce their own version and quickly adopted it into their warfare.

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.