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    Shogunate feudal government resulted into the abolishment of Christian faith practice and spread (Roberts 271). The system started by the Tokugawa Hidetada who ordered the expulsion, deportation, and execution of all catechists, missionaries, seminaries, and any other person who refused to refute their Christian faith. In the Diplomacy in the legitimation of the Tokugawa Bakufu, the Shogunate was a military rule with severe leadership, dictatorship and a system that closed up Japan out of reach for international missions. The Edo period resulted in the persecution of Christians bringing…

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    The persistent, unyielding efforts to spread Christianity by the foreign priests greatly aided in the adherence of Christianity to the Japanese culture during the Christian era in Japan as illustrated in Silence.2 In the book, Cristavao Ferreira, an influential Portuguese priest, impacted the Japanese people for some thirty-three years before he suddenly stopped communication, which alerted some of his favorite students and compelled them to travel to Japan in search of him. This historical man…

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    Christian Persecution in Tokugawa, Japan Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Introduction Japan, as a country in the Far East, has had a mixture of history, especially when it comes on the way it diplomatically interacts with the rest of the world. At some point it has been identified as a friend of the west, whereas at some other point it has presented herself as an enemy of the same. A good example of historical events, which present Japan as a controversial country in a global…

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    like the Dutch, French, and Portuguese. That marked the spread of Christianity along the Japanese islands. Once more, cultural diffusion took place, and the Christian traders spread their own beliefs onto their Japanese comrades. However, this new religion created ripples in the strict lifestyle of the Japanese. The various exposure to the various belief systems and traditions caused certain Japanese to convert their Buddhist beliefs into Christian ones. Only in 1587 was Toyotomi Hideyoshi able…

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    Most importantly, though, the two authors differ in the root cause of the Portuguese expulsion from Japan. Hamilton makes his opinion very clear in the first paragraph of his report: “Bungo is a Province of Japan, and was honored with the name of a kingdom, but about the year of 1655 it lost its title and most of its inhabitants, for being too zealous in promoting Christianity by barbarous ways” (Hamilton 299). Therefore, in Hamilton’s point of view, Christianity is the clearly the main reason…

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    Japan in the 1600s and 1700s was controlled by a system of Tokugawa shoguns who ruled effectively. They instituted union, order, and peace during the reign. Japan was unified under 3 important leaders, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu who enforced unification within Japan. During this time Japan was going through many changes too, like urbanization, creating an ordered society, and also sustaining traditional ways. The two major religions in the 1600s and 1700s were…

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    seclusion policy) was the direct result of distrust of the Christian missionaries, which led to limited trade of ideas. In the Edo (江戸) era, Japan made its first encounters with the west, which led to the arrival of Christian missionaries to spread the religion. As the missionaries were so successful in spreading the religion, Ieyasu grew skeptical of their ‘political intentions’ (Deal, Early) Since Christianity was closely associated with the west,…

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    Japan is a nation, which consists of four islands and four thousand small islands situated in the Pacific Ocean. The four major islands are Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu and Hokkaido. Japan’s population surpasses one hundred and twenty seven million, which makes it one of the largest populations in the world. The capital city, Tokyo constitutes a population of thirty million making it the biggest urban area in the world. Japan has the third largest economy in the world and the third lowest mortality…

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    Intro: My family and I have always loved the Nancy Drew books and computer games. One, of the adventure games in particular, had a significant influence on me. Shadow at the water's edge; the setting was Japan. The game gave you a look into the traditions and present-day culture. I was obsessed. There was fashion, foreign language, and an intriguing culture I knew nothing about. Immediately my computer desktop was flooded with pictures and links. This is where it all began. Japan would be a part…

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    Shinto Religion

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    Shinto is an ethnic, Japanese religion. Shinto is also referred to as Kam-no-Michi: “the way of Gods.” It is an assortment of beliefs and ritual practices focused on creating a connection between present day Japan and its ancient past. Early Shinto practices were first recorded in the 8th century, but these writings did not refer to Shinto necessarily as “organized religion” but rather a collection of beliefs and mythology. Shintos believes that nature is exact with the divine. Shinto…

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