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By Stephen Turnbull

Via the top of the 16th century the Samurai, eastern warrior-nobles, had taken overall regulate in their household territory. Their unforgiving militarism wanted a brand new foe to overcome: the objective was once China, the path to victory via Korea. however the Koreans have been no pushover. It was once a difficult fought and, finally, an unsuccessful crusade, the one time of their 1,500 yr background that the Samurai had attacked one other state. The Koreans drove them off. Retribution used to be inevitable. The Samurai again in 1597 to wreak vengeance and negative, wanton havoc at the Koreans in a warfare of unimaginable savagery. This e-book is the main whole account of these invasions but written, researched from forgotten information in Japan and Korea and written via the world’s so much acclaimed historian of the Samurai interval, the English Oriental expert Dr Stephen Turnbull. it is a ebook that each one fans of Samurai background will be unable to withstand. It fabulously contains extracts from modern jap box diaries now not obvious even in Japan for over four hundred years

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JAPAN AND KOREA 29 So successful were these Japanese settlements that they began to pose a major economic threat to Korea's own trade, but it was only when the pirate heritage of their inhabitants began to show through that the Korean authorities were forced to crack down. Attacks on Korean ships, arson, and a raid on Kadŏk island m a r r e d the first decade of the sixteenth century, and by 1510 such conduct could no longer be officially ignored. A m i d threats of reprisals against this outrageous Japanese behaviour the Korean government contacted the Sō daimyō, to whom many of the Japanese residents paid the only taxes d e m a n d e d from them, and ordered him to bring an end to the illegal activities of the settlers, or else all the Japanese residents of the T h r e e Ports beyond the official m a x i m u m would be expelled.

T h a t was a fact of geography. If the Koreans would spearhead the attack or guide his soldiers, then so be it. If they were willing only to guarantee free passage along their roads, then so be it. If they did neither they would be slaughtered, and so be it. In that case what had always been intended as a Sino-Japanese W a r would unfortunately have to begin with a Korean W a r . 39 chapter three THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON W HILE Sō's negotiations for a safe passage through Korea were continuing, Toyotomi Hideyoshi made plans for the attack on China that would be conveyed along its roads.

T h e gracious and amicable request for envoys to be sent to Japan from the King of Korea (as Sŏ had conveniently disguised the call for homage) seemed innocuous enough. To accept the invitation at face value would also enable the Korean ambassadors to do some intelligence gathering of their own, so King Sŏnjo invested the first Korean JAPAN AND KOREA envoys to Japan for many years. T h e factional rivalry at Court, of course, necessitated the a p p o i n t m e n t of one ambassador from the d o m i n a n t Westerners ( H w a n g Yun-gil), and a deputy from the Eastern faction (Kim Sŏng-il), together with a secretary called Ho Sŏng.

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