The Past and Present of Japanese Commerce, Issues 41-43

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Columbia University Press, 1902 - Clothing trade - 164 pages
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Page 69 - We will that ye our subjects trading with them for any of their commodities pay them for the same, according to agreement, without delay, or return of their wares again unto them.
Page 67 - ... hindrance to them ; but on the contrary, to show them all manner of help, favor, and assistance. Every one shall beware to maintain the friendship in assurance of which we have been pleased to give our Imperial word to these people ; and every one shall take care that our commands and promises be inviolably kept.
Page 78 - The whole race of the Portuguese, with their mothers, nurses, and whatever belongs to them, shall be banished to Macao. Whoever presumes to bring a letter from abroad, or to return after he hath been banished, shall die with all his family; also whoever presumes to intercede for him shall be put to death. No nobleman nor any soldier shall be suffered to purchase anything of a foreigner.
Page 95 - All articles in this class shall be free of duty : — Gold and silver, coined or uncoined. Wearing apparel, in actual use. Household furniture and printed books, not intended for sale, but the property of persons who come to reside in Japan. CLASS II.
Page 63 - Company, have come to these islands to teach another religion ; but as that of the Kami is too deeply rooted to be eradicated, this new law can only serve to introduce into Japan a diversity of worship very prejudicial to the state. It is on that account that, by an imperial edict, I have forbidden these strange doctors to continue to preach their doctrine. I have even ordered them to leave Japan, and I am determined not to allow anybody to come hither to retail new opinions.
Page 69 - Cape-merchant, or their assigns: and that they shall or may build one house or more for themselves, in any part of our empire where they shall think fittest, and at their departure to make sale thereof at their pleasure.
Page 95 - A duty of (35) thirty five per cent shall be paid on all intoxicating liquors, whether prepared by distillation, fermentation, or in any other manner. Class Four.
Page 67 - All Dutch ships that come into my empire of Japan, whatever place or port they put into, we do hereby expressly command all and every one of...
Page 68 - Japan, with their ships and merchandises, without any hindrance to them or their goods, and to abide, buy, sell, and barter, according to their own manner with all nations : to tarry here as long as they think good, and to depart at their pleasures.
Page 137 - ... to be inferior, led them to a blind craze for everything European-American. The general human propensity to seek novelty and the force of fashion and custom, are economic factors of self-evident importance. It became the fashion to adopt whatever foreign thing was capable of being adopted. As Count Okuma expresses it, it was as if " a new class of consumers with widely different tastes had been suddenly called into existence among the old class of manufacturers, asking for things which the manufacturers...