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Akutagawa Ryunosuke
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Tokugawa Ieyasu, the man who unified Japan.

Tokugawa Ieyasu: The Hero That Everyone in Japan Hates

Essay   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  October 22, 2018 • Tagged with history, warring states period, samurai, shogun, whos who

He ended a century-long war and brought about 264 years of peace. So why does no one in Japan like Tokugawa Ieyasu? In this first of five articles in Unseen Japan's Banner Series, I discuss his legacy - and his deep unpopularity.