Japan Returns To Isolation

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Toyotomi Hideyoshi
warrior, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period; regarded as Japan’s second “great unifier”
Tokugawa Shogunate
Also known as the Tokugawa Bakufu; last feudal Japanese military government; existed between 1603 and 1868
What was the structure of society in Tokugawa, Japan?
Emperor, Shogun, Large Landowners, Daimyo, Samurai, Peasants and artisans, merchants
Briefly describe the culture of Tokugawa, Japan
Kabuki theater, woodblock printing, urban fiction, and haiku poetry
Why did the Japanese policy towards Christians change from acceptance to repression?
Tokugawa Leyasu saw Christianity as having a negative influence on Japanese society; likely to lead to opposition and even rebellion against his government; an internal rebellion would possibly attract outside support from European Christian powers that might even take over Japan; he banned all foreigners from Japan and made being a Christian a crime for all Japanese.
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