Tardis

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Tardis
Westerner

The Tokugawa shogunate's policy of Sakoku, implemented during the 1630s, isolated the country of Japan from the rest of the world due to a suspicion of Westerners and the spread of Christianity into Asia. By the 19th century, the policy had stunted Japan's growth and development. In the mid-19th century, United States warships entered the harbour in Edo (Tokyo) and demanded a trade agreement. The resulting end of seclusion led to Japan modernising rapidly. (AUDIO: The Barbarians and the Samurai)

The Chinese delegate Fu Peng was surprised to find that the Third Doctor, who appeared to be a Westerner, could speak Hokkien. (TV: The Mind of Evil)

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