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years of japan being isolated
From the early 1600s to the mid-1800s, Japan was virtually isolated. It did have relations with China and Korea and had limited contact with Dutch traders.
when they came out
changed in 1853 when American steamships, with cannons, entered Japanese waters.
by 1890 japan was the strongest military power in asia
the japans expanded there power then had a argument with china broke out into a war