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Chapter 17 Asia in Transition. Section Three: The Tokugawa Shoguns in Japan. I. Founding the Tokugawa Shogunate. Powerful daimyo established as overlords and built a centralized feudal system Oda Nobunaga (1573-1582) Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1583-1598) Weaken others- warrior class

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Chapter 17 Asia in Transition

Section Three: The Tokugawa Shoguns in Japan


I. Founding the Tokugawa Shogunate

  • Powerful daimyo established as overlords and built a centralized feudal system

  • Oda Nobunaga (1573-1582)

  • ToyotomiHideyoshi (1583-1598)

    • Weaken others- warrior class

    • Invaded Korea

  • Tokugawa Ieyasu(established family that ruled for 250 years

  • Tokugawa rule

    • 1. feudalism and central monarchy

    • Kept peace

    • Policy of isolationism


II. Foreign Contact

  • Portuguese in Japan

    1. Brought muskets and Christianity

  • Closing the Country

    • Feared Christianity

    • Strict trade rules


III. Life in Tokugawa Japan

  • Social Classes

    • Warrior class- samurai- top, peasants, artisans, and merchants followed

    • Determined by birth

    • Samurai- government officials by birth

  • Change and Culture

    • Regional specialization

    • Increase in cities

    • Increased wealth


IV. The End of Japan’s Isolation

  • Commodore Mathew Perry- naval force

    1. Presented letter

    B. Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)

    1. two ports open to U.S.

    2. opened door for others

    C. Shogunate lost power

    1. Meiji restoration


Fun Facts

  • The crime rate in Japan is amongst the lowest in the world.

  • Japanese people 'slurp' their food, which is considered as a sign of tasty food. If you don't do it in Japan, it may disappoint your host.

  • Japan has the longest reigning monarchy in the world.

  • After breaking up with their boyfriends, Japanese girls usually cut their hair.


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