The geographical location of Japan is interesting as it is separated into many islands. Potential separating the people on it. The Yamato clan were one of the first groups of people who arouse in Japan. As these groups so did individuals. Certain people claimed to be the emperors of Japan and tried to convince people their were divine. Most of Japan's influences didn't just come from within but from nearby countries such as China and Korea. Buddhism from China and the trading system with Korea brought new people and new ideas to the world of Japan.