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The end of Edo period coincided with the appearance of ships from western powers in Japanese waters thanks to Admiral Perry Japan felt that it faced an external threat and so consequently Shimadzu Nariakira promoted modernization and industrialization projects in Japan on an increasingly larger scale. He did this by constructing an industrial complex near Kagoshima “Shuseikan”. These days it is merely the main building of the Shoko ShuseikanMuseum.
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The end of Edo period  coincided with the appearance of ships from western powers in Japanese waters thanks to Admiral Perry  Japan felt that it faced an external threat and so consequently Shimadzu Nariakira promoted modernization and industrialization projects in Japan on an increasingly larger scale. He did this by constructing an industrial complex near Kagoshima “Shuseikan”. These days it is merely the main building of the Shoko ShuseikanMuseum.