sakoku

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 鎖国, literally "closed country".

Noun[edit]

sakoku (uncountable)

  1. (historical) The foreign policy of Japan between the 1630s and 1866, during which entry to and exit from Japan were severely restricted.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sakoku

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さこく