The Opening of Japan

This Patreon-only episode takes a look at the first Europeans to reach the island of Japan in 1543. The two men – António Mota and Francisco Zeimoto – were Portuguese merchants.

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There is not a lot about our Portuguese merchants, but here are a few sources for this podcast.

Wikipedia links