||Japan developed a feudal system which had
similarities to the European system.
- The shogun (like the king) ruled the
country through the
daimyo (like the nobles), who were the heads of the samurai
(like the knights).
- Peasants farmed the land in exchange
for protection by the samurai, who operated under a
code of conduct known as
bushido (like chivalry).
was organized under a rigid class system with
no social mobility. Click the button
for a chart.
The Tokugawa Shoguns maintained an
policy toward the outside world. However, cultural influences from China
did migrate to Japan down the Korean Peninsula.