Beth Reiber | TravelReiber

April 12, 2019

Japan’s Most Famous Ports

Japan’s first contact with the Western world was in 1543 with the arrival of the Portuguese. They were soon followed by Christian missionaries, who by 1580 had converted an astonishing 150,000 Japanese to Christianity. Alarmed at Europe’s growing influence, the Tokugawa shogun banned Christianity in the early 1600s and then shut all Japan’s ports to […]

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