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Jôkyô 2 (貞享二年)

Timeline of 1685

  • 1685/1 Itowappu system of controlling the trade in silk is revived.
  • 1685/6 The Portuguese ship São Paulo arrives in Nagasaki harbor. The Portuguese repatriate 12 Japanese, and leave roughly two months later without incident. This is the last time during the Edo period that the Portuguese attempt to re-establish relations.
  • 1685/7 The Qing Court, in need of precious metals, sends 13 ships from Fuzhou and Xiamen to Japan, seeking to exchange Taiwanese sugar for Japanese copper.

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