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honest_goose Other than Charles Dickens, our local hero is Will Adams, a 16th century sailor widely believed to be the first Englishman to reach Japan. After being imprisoned and interrogated, Adams revealed his worth to the Shogun with his knowledge of ships, how to build them and some nautical mathematics. He instructed the Japanese how to build their first western style ships which delighted the Shogun and soon became a chief advisor and interpreter and was bestowed great privileges. The Shogun decreed that William Adams the pilot was dead and that Miura Anjin (三浦按針), a samurai was born. This unfortunately made Adams's wife in England a widow (although Adams managed to send regular support payments to her). Adams helped established trade factories for the English and Dutch. This is why today my hometown shares a special link with the Japanese who have many business locations and factories here. This has rescued the local population in effect from utter poverty after the Royal Dockyard was closed down and many where left without jobs. #willadams #japan #samurai #history #heritage #explorers #englishhistory #gillingham 2d
  •   honest_goose Also interesting is this: "Adams, a Protestant, was seen as a rival by the Portuguese and other Catholic religious orders in Japan. After Adams' power had grown, the Jesuits attempted first to convert him, then offered to secretly bear him away from Japan on a Portuguese ship. The fact that the Jesuits were willing to disobey the orders set down by Ieyasu—that Adams might not leave Japan—betray the degree to which they feared his influence—for good reason. Catholic priests insisted that he was using his influence on Ieyasu to discredit them: "In his character of heretic, he constantly endeavoured to discredit our church as well as its ministers".. He and others "by false accusation ... have rendered our preachers such objects of suspicion that Ieyasu fears and readily believes that they are rather spies than sowers of the Holy Faith in his kingdoms." (Padre Valentim Carvalho).
    Ieyasu, influenced by Adams' counsels and social trouble caused by the numerous Catholic converts, expelled the Jesuits from Japan in 1614 and demanded the Japanese Catholics abandon their faith. Adams also apparently warned Ieyasu against Spanish approaches." 2d

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francescaaa_3 Look so bad, but after class with @willdabeast__ . Can't even explain how much I loved this class.. Waited and watch his videos for so long and it was worth it. Fully amazing, one of the best classes I've ever experienced, such a good energy. Loved it! Plus, the Beasts killeddd it!! Thank you so much!#WillAdams #willdabeast #class #dance #dancer #life #love #living #amazing #experience #perfect #AgainPlease #LA #losangeles 1w

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cesarluisfilms My babygirl @melissacarvajal with @willdabeast__ THE BEEEEEAASSTTTT!!! You know i love u!!! Miss u!! #dance #hiphop #beast #willadams #swag 2w

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minsonn @jblazeofficial & @willdabeast__ at #FairPlayDanceCamp 2014 !!! I was waiting for these guys for ages and finally this summer my dreams came true it was the best decision ever to bring them both to Poland. Classes went crazy and these men are MONSTERS !!! My fav black cats ️ miss you already, miss everything what happened at camp. That's hard to come back to reality after 11 days of madnessssss !!! See you soon. #fairplay #dance #camp #willdabeast #immabeast #teamwilldabeast #erasme #jblaze #johnnyerasme #willadams #summer #family #good #time #friends #passion #love #memories #poland #usa #la #california #cracow #krakow 3w

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dimitryveyt He's class was indeed wild as a beast #willadams #udc #dimitrysudcadventure (late post) 3w

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Nashville Conchedia De Pratto
conchedia Yay!!! I FINALLY get to work with @wwavideo Y'all stay tuned for #SexAintLove by #WillAdams with a #Dope cameo by me #Conchedia #LetTheMagicBegin 3w

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Rise Will Adams
wwavideo Plight of the Independent Filmmaker by Will Adams ‪#‎indiefilms‬#‎SexAintLove #willadams up at the crack to catch the #sunrise 3w

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dna_haywire So proud of my brother @willdabeast__!!! You've come a long damn way since 2010 and worked your ass off to get here! Enjoy it brother! #teambeast #immabeast #willdabeast #willadams #sytycd #choreographer #dance #dancer #hardworkpaysoff 1mon

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francescaaa_3 @willdabeast__ please?!. Pretty much my favourite choreographer could watch his videos all day.. Not to mention he's pretty gorgeous tbf . #WillAdams #willdabeast #dancer #choreographer #talent #successful #dance #life #ThatHairTho #coloured #dreads #piercings #gorgeous #love 💭 1mon

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catialourenco85 Depois de uma boa comida, um Pen drive achado com músicas sensacionais e ótima companhia. ..Vamos de livro! O Enigma de Alexandre.
#Leitura#LerÉBom#Cultura#LoucaPorLivros# OEnigmadeAlexandre#WillAdams#Romance
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oceane_fishy Petit Training Emy.J -Beyoncé UpGrade U 2mon

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Valencia theseaismybrother
theseaismybrother Another successful trip to Books For Free. #books #booksforfree #paperback #tomharper #willadams #reading 2mon

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