Navigating Nagasaki

During the Edo period (1603 – 1868) suspicion of outsiders saw Japan become isolated from foerign influences. A small city on the edge of Kyushu (the southern-most island of Japan's main four) served as a single port through which all trade and communication with the outside world took place. This tiny hub of cross-cultural interaction has laid the foundations for one of the most interesting places in modern day Japan: Nagasaki.

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