Will Adams

Will Adams

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  • I have been separated from the fleet but there is a small island in the distance. 
  • Kyushu
  • Intruders! We must take them to the Shogun.
  • I am William Adams and I am from England. I was separated from my fleet and am lost.
  • Why are you here? This island has closed borders and does not take kindly to outsiders.
  •  William Adams and his crew are separated from their fleet due to a storm. They see a small island ahead and decide to drop anchor there.
  • William Adams you have changed my mind about the British. I am writing a letter to your king offering open boarders
  • I am happy that I have helped to open your mind!
  • Will Adams drops anchor off the coast of Kyushu and are then captured and taken as prisoners. to the Shogun.
  • Okay class today we will learn the english verbs.
  • Will Adams and what was left of his crew were brought before the Shogun and made prisoners. Soon after this, Will Adams convinced the Shogun that he could be useful. He built Japan's first western style boat and soon became the Shogun's personal adviser. 
  • It has been thirteen years since you first arrived, you have been very helpful and you are free to leave now.
  • Thanks but I think I will stay, I have a family here and teaching to do.
  • Will Adams helped open the Shogun's mind and in turn, the Shogun wrote a letter to the King of England offering open boarders and trade. The King declined the offer.
  • Will Adams taught English to Japanese students. Some of his students later became interpreters in the negotiations between Commodore Perry and the Emperor or the Shogun.
  • After 13 years Will Adams was offered the chance to go home but he turned it down because he had a family and roots here in Japan.
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