TIL about Dejima – a Portuguese/Dutch trading post in Nagasaki, Japan that was the only designated place for foreign trade for 200+ years during the Japanese Edo period. It’s been credited for introducing Japan to things like photography, coffee, chocolate, badminton, etc.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dejima

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  1. Only legally approved trading port.
    Japan is an island nation and there are thousands of islands between china/korea/japan.

    There is a myth about Japan; that it was completely isolated for over 400 years until the evil americans came and forced them to upon up. This is more or less bullshit, and it’s not only taught in Japanese school, but outside of japan as well.

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