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island, Japan: see De-shimaDe-shima
or De-jima
, artificial island, c.40 acres (16 hectares), Nagasaki prefecture, W Kyushu, Japan, in Nagasaki harbor. It has many docks and is connected by bridge to the city of Nagasaki.
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19) La isla de Dejima, en Nagasaki, constituyo una de las excepciones, y el comercio con la Compania Holandesa de Indias estaba autorizado.
Trade from Dutch colonies in India like Serampore in Bengal with Dutch trading posts at Dejima in Nagasaki continued throughout this period.
The centre, called 'Scotland House', based at the Nagasaki Dejima Incubator, offers free space to Scottish companies while they build relationships with the Japanese offshore renewables and marine energy sector.
For nearly two hundred years, Japan was closed to the outside world under its sakoku policy, and Dejima was its only international trading post.
Jacob de Zoet is a clerk with a soul who has travelled several sea hours from his Dutch homeland Domburg to a trading outpost on the Nagasaki Bay, Dejima, to make money and to prove to his hope-to-be father-in-law that he is a man of substance.
A government-owned trading bank kept Nagasaki--or Dejima, to be precise--close to the vest.
THE STORY: In 1799, naive young clerk Jacob de Zoet arrives on Dejima, a man-made island off the coast of Japan that functions as a notorious Dutch trading post and xenophobic Japan's single, heavily guarded point of contact with the West.
The nation was Japan, the port was Nagasaki, and the island was Dejima, to where David Mitchell's panoramic novel transports us in the year 1799.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet begins in 1799, in Dejima, a tiny man-made island off the coast of Nagasaki that functioned as a Dutch trading post throughout Japan's period of self-isolation (Sakoku).
The novel takes place in the 18th century on the island of Dejima, the only part of an inward-looking Japan open to the west.
In the men's team pursuit, Japan's Shigeyuki Dejima, Shingo Doi and Hiroki Hirako finished eighth after losing to Sweden in the seventh-eighth place classification match.
Japan's ability to engage in selective adaptation dates back before the Meiji era, during the sakoku period when selective translations of Dutch books made available through the Port of Dejima facilitated knowledge.