The World According To Japan

Published September 27, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014

Japanese World Map 1853

Finding itself smack-dab in the middle of the known world, this 1853 map proves that ethnocentrism isn’t a uniquely American phenomenon. At this point in time, Japan was run by the Tokuguwa shogunate, the last feudal military government of its kind. It was during this period that the shogunate ended its isolationist trade policies and, as the map suggest, really opened itself up to the rest of the world.

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