The real reason for the Japanese seclusion policy: Fear of colonization by Rome

I’ve been studying the very interesting history of Japan by a historian from Britain, Sir George Sansom, (1883-1965). He goes into quite a bit of detail about Japan’s relationship with foreign countries, specifically with the Russians, Chinese, Koreans, British, Dutch, and Portuguese. The Tokugawa Shogunate (ruling military government) of Japan largely closed its seaports to … Continue reading