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  1. Therese Sayers
    February 29, 2024 @ 2:03 PM

    Teamlab and Venus Fort have been gone for some years now, because of redevelopment. The Venus Fort site is shortly reopening as some sort of interactive attraction. I haven’t seen all the details. The history of the island is also pretty interesting, built during the mid 1800’s as a defence for Edo against the American navy that had threatened to destroy Edo if the Japanese failed to sign a trade agreement with the USA. They gave the Japanese a year to think about it, and said they would return by then with more ships and guns. Look up Commander Perry for all the details. The Japanese prepared defences, but in the end decided they could not win against the Americans and signed an agreement – opening Japan up to the world trade wise ( until then they had limited trade agreements with countries including Portugal)

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    • LAK
      February 29, 2024 @ 2:49 PM

      Thanks for the information. I updated the post.

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