Hideyoshi

Hideyoshi

(Hideyoshi Toyotomi) (hēdāō`shē), 1536–98, Japanese warrior and dictator. He entered the service of NobunagaNobunaga
(Nobunaga Oda) , 1534–82, Japanese military commander. The son of a daimyo, Nobunaga greatly expanded his father's holdings, becoming master of three provinces near present-day Nagoya.
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 as his sandal holder and rose to become his leading general. After Nobunaga's death Hideyoshi ruled as civilian dictator. He set out to unify Japan, violently disrupted by a century of civil strife. Hideyoshi subdued the military Buddhist sects, conquered Kyushu, and in 1584 came to terms with IeyasuIeyasu
(Ieyasu Tokugawa) , 1542–1616, Japanese warrior and dictator. A gifted leader and brilliant general, he founded the Tokugawa shogunate. Early in his career he helped Nobunaga and Hideyoshi unify Japan.
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. By 1590, with the defeat of the Hojo clan, Hideyoshi was ruler of a united Japan. Although best remembered for his military exploits, Hideyoshi as a civil administrator decreed a land survey, revised the land tax, developed a code of maritime law, and encouraged foreign trade. He at first received Christian missionaries cordially. Then, believing them a political danger because of their proselytizing zeal, he proscribed (1587) their activities and persecuted some of them. In 1592 he attempted to conquer China but succeeded only in occupying part of Korea; just before his death he ordered withdrawal from Korea. He erected monuments, reconstructed Kyoto and Osaka, and encouraged the arts. During the last decade of his life, he ruled mainly from Kyoto, where he had a luxurious residence at Momoyama.
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One of the most popular tourist destinations is Osaka Castle, which was built in 1586 by the famous Japanese warrior and politician Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
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A similar interpretive challenge from Northeast Asia concerns the sixteenth-century Japanese leader, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Intending to conquer Korea and China, he declared that his "sole desire" was to "have our glorious name revered".
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In 1596, delegates from both countries negotiated a peace agreement, but their agreement was so tenuous that Japanese governor Toyotomi Hideyoshi evoked his wrath and ordered 110,000 of his soldiers to occupy the Joseon Kingdom again, including the Jeolla territory.
Chapter 4 is devoted to an important event in the history of East Asia, an invasion of Korea sponsored by the shogun of Japan, Hideyoshi Toyotomi.