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    Miyamoto Musashi

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    restricted the growth of trade and impoverished the whole country. In 1573, however, one man, Oda Nobunga, came to the fore in Japan. He became the Shogun, or military dictator, and for nine years succeeded in gaining control of almost the whole of the country. When Nobunga was assassinated in 1582, a commoner took over the government. Toyotomi Hideyoshi continued the work of unifying Japan which Nobunaga had begun, ruthlessly putting down any traces of insurrection. He revived the old gulf between

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    The Tokugawa Era in Japan

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    Japan was a large task, one which Oda Nobunaga tried to undertake in the 1560s. He built a large army and conquered almost half of Japan’s provinces. Oda ended the shogunate and expelled the Ashikagas. The man leading his army was Hideyoshi, who later took on the family name of Toyotomi. Hideyoshi was the son of a peasant soldier who had no particular social status. The only thing Hideyoshi had going for himself were his remarkable military tactical skills. When Oda commits seppuku² to avoid enemy

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    Japanese Martial Arts

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    Japanese Martial Arts In Japan, especially during the earlier periods of Japanese history such as the Tokugawa, physical adeptness was much revered and valued. This was mainly because of the fact that these strengths were the basis on which much of the population depended upon for survival during these fairly turbulent periods. Throughout time, Japan has been a very organized and scrupulous society, and even its style of physical combat has been sorted into specific categories according to what

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    During the fifthteenth century the Western religion of Christianity began to spread across the world through the influence of European powers such as Portugal and Spain. In 1549 the tiny island nation of Japan was first exposed to Christianity in the form of Jesuit missionaries, which included the affluent Saint Francis Xavier of Spain. Japan, up to this time, had always been an isolated country and this was applied towards its traditional cultural values as well, shunning outsider influences without

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    Japanese History: The Edo Period

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    was marked by strong rulers whose unique contributions carried Japan forward. Oda Nobunaga laid the groundwork for the country’s unification by establishing strict rules with an adherence to a caste system with a hierarchy led by the samurai, followed by peasants, artisans, and merchants. In an attempt to limit western ideals and preserve Japanese traditions, Christianity was banned. Under the new bakufu, Nobunaga sought peace and treated former rivals with respect as long as they were loyal

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    The origin of the Samurai

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    The Samurai have always been fascinating to me. I remember seeing the Samurai portrayed in movies for as long as I have been watching television. As I got older and learned about the Samurai through history classes and television shows I became more intrigued. To learn of the impact they had and continue to have on Japanese culture amazes me. Some of their history is good and some of it is bad. They were a very honorable group of warriors but at the same time were also violent and unforgiving. Religion

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    China and Japan From 1500 to 1800, China and Japan tried to politically and economically established their countries in very different ways. Japan fought war after war for a century before they changed their ways. China on the other hand slowly established a government and used education as a tool to be politically and economically strong. Japan would later do the same. China was one of the most politically and economically strong countries during 1500 – 1800. The state was identified as family

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    Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai Heroes vs. Okami

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    Japanese video games are a popular cultural phenomenon both inside and outside of Japan. This success can be attributed to Japanese companies’ ability to successfully market and invest in their products whether they arise from a manga, anime, or popular icon. Mia Consalvo, Associate Professor at Ohio University, attributes the Japanese video game industry’s success to Japan’s “historical tendencies [of a self-sufficient economy], Japanese game companies have found a ready market at home, with little

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    and center for political entity, reflecting the values of Japanese society. Himeji Castle was originally built as a fortification against local shoguns in 1346 by Akamatsu Sadanori, the emperor of the ancient Harima Province. After the emperor, Nobunaga Oda took control of the Harima district in 1577, he placed Hideyoshi in control of the castle, which converted the fortified building into a castle with over 30 turrets. In 1580, Kuroda Yoshitaka presented the castle to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and in

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    The Christian Era in Japan In April, 1549, Xavier, Saint Francis left the Indo-Portuguese capital of Malacca on his first voyage to Japan. The Voyage went relatively fast and he arrived at the Kagoshima harbor, on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Assumption. Xavier stepped off unto the shores of what he thought to be the Promised Land. Xavier landed with high hopes, nor were his expectations disappointed. Xavier, describe the people of Japan has having good manners, not malicious and men of honor

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