With China Growing this caused great fear in its neighboring countries like Japan, Vietnam, and Korea, which Vietnam and Korea will be invaded by China and Jpan will be guided by fear for its nieghbohr.
Japan was one of the countries that got most influenced by Chinas culture, tot heir alphabet, and their religion and not only that but to on their society through Scholar Gentry system which will influence Aisa in the future.
The Japanese were under a military Empire known as the Shogun. The Shogun was known for their usage of Samurai and Bushido which is the way of the warrior for the Japanese.
The Fujiwara clan was a clan that greatly influenced Japan's society by being on the most powerful clans in the eastern island. The clan was known for its warriors and joining the Shogen to overthrow the government to gain power over Japan.
During the Shogun Rule people still, have lords and nobles called Daimyo whom people needed to pay heavy taxes to them. This was inspired by the Chines Tax System.
On of the pieces of literature that influenced all the world even the Chinese was the Tale of Genji. This tale is known for being on the best stories ever written, with Great characters, Great story and great romantic story with it. The Japanese were inspired by this tale to become better people and to always do your best for your county and countrymen.