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BANI ABIDI, MERIC ALGÜN, ARNO AUER, CATHERINE BIOCCA, MARIANNA CHRISTOFIDES, CHRISTIAN FALSNAES, FLAKA HALITI, LEON KAHANE, ŠEJLA KAMERIĆ, WOLFGANG MÜLLER, AHMET ÖGÜT, RORY PILGRIM, ANCA MUNTEANU RIMNIC

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Dejima – a small artificial island of approx. 9.000 sqm, built in the bay of Nagasaki 1634–1636 by local Japanese merchants. This island remained the only place of direct trade and exchange between Japan and Europe until 1853, for more than 200 years. Dejima was built to allow business relations in times of “sakoku”, the foreign relations policy of Japan, under which no Japanese could leave, nor …

Dejima – a small artificial island of approx. 9.000 sqm, built in the bay of Nagasaki 1634–1636 by local Japanese merchants. This island remained the only place of direct trade and exchange between Japan and Europe until 1853, for more than 200 years. Dejima was built to allow business relations in times of “sakoku”, the foreign relations policy of Japan, under which no Japanese could leave, nor could any foreigner enter the country on penalty of death or life imprisonment. After the primordial resided Portuguese traders left the island, it was used by the Dutch East India Company as a …

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