- Category: World News
- Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 19:31
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Under the Sakoku Edict of 1635, Japan closed its borders, isolated its economy, and attempted to create a protected and stable culture free from external influences. With the exception of limited trade with the Dutch East India Company and Chinese merchants through the port of Nagasaki, Japan was a closed economy and a closed society.