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Japan Review

cultivation to prepare and use land for gardening and crops
terrace each of a series of flat areas made on a slope, used for cultivation
Feudalism A system of a government where the all people are loyal to each other and the powerful people get protection and the less powerful people get land
shogun Japanese solider who runs the military and gives land and orders to the daimyo and samurai
samurai Japanese soldiers who fight to the death
archipelago a sea or stretch of water containing many islands
isolation far away from other places, buildings, or people; remote
Matthew C. Perry The commander of the US ships when the US made Japan open up for trade
embargo an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country
expansion the action of becoming larger or more extensive
kamikaze (in World War II) a Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Japanese cities that we bombed
emperor a sovereign ruler of great power and rank, esp. one ruling an empire
overcrowding fill (accommodations or a space) beyond what is usual or comfortable
missionary a person sent on a religious mission, esp. one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country.
Haiku a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world
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