Japan

De Aarde en haar Volken, 1867

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Author: Aimé Humbert
Published: 1867
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 40,911 / 135 pg
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 411
Added to site: 2010.01.21
mnybks.net#: 26402
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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chtten de japansche overheden te bewegen hen als zeeroovers te behandelen; zij werden dan ook inderdaad gevangen genomen; maar, na sommigen van het scheepsvolk, waaronder de stuurman Adams, ondervraagd te hebben, gaf de Keizer last hen in vrijheid te stellen, hoewel zij verplicht waren voorloopig in Japan te blijven en hun schip niet terugkregen. In 1609 werd eene tweede expeditie naar Japan uitgerust, die gelukkiger slaagde. De Hollanders kregen toen niet alleen verlof, om jaarlijks met een of twee schepen op Japan handel te drijven, maar zelfs vergunning om te Firando eene factorij op te richten. Van toen af breidde zich de hollandsche handel telkens uit, ondanks den tegenstand der nog altijd machtige factorij der Portugeezen te Nagasaki, en de herhaalde pogingen van dezen om hunne mededingers aan het hof verdacht te maken. Bij de toenemende spanning evenwel tusschen de keizerlijke regeering en de Portugeezen, eene spanning waarvan de Hollanders ijverig gebruik maakten, bleven deze pogingen zonder gevolg. Z

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