The Tokugawa Shogunate
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The Shogun went to the Emperor today. It was the talk of the morning. Europeans want to trade with us...
Apparently, the Shogun was not happy with this. We won't be trading with them much; Whatever the Shogun says, goes. He's the puppeteer of the Emperor.
European trade was banned, only allowed through the port of Nagasaki with the Dutch Factory. Japanese citizens were not allowed out, as well.
The Shogun did not like the possibility of his people being more loyal to the Pope of Rome. He did not like the ideas of Europeans.
Though, there were things that the Japanese liked from the Europeans. They liked the items being traded, which were clocks, eyeglasses, tobacco, firearms and other unfamiliar items.
Long after the Shogun's death, the rule of no trade with Europeans remained. It was just a bit over 200 years before these series of bans were lifted.