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==Other Events of 1647==
 
==Other Events of 1647==
*The [[Dutch East India Company]] presents a painted peepbox (a marvel of optics for Japan at that time) to Shogun [[Tokugawa Iemitsu]].
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*A [[camel]] is brought to Japan for the first time, by the [[Dutch East India Company]].
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*The Dutch East India Company presents a painted peepbox (a marvel of optics for Japan at that time) to Shogun [[Tokugawa Iemitsu]].
 
*A royal monopoly system is established for the sale of [[sugar]] and [[turmeric]] (''ukon'') in [[Kingdom of Ryukyu|Ryûkyû]], helping to allow the king to repay loans to [[Satsuma han]].
 
*A royal monopoly system is established for the sale of [[sugar]] and [[turmeric]] (''ukon'') in [[Kingdom of Ryukyu|Ryûkyû]], helping to allow the king to repay loans to [[Satsuma han]].
  
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