money flow and income was low because the Japanese closed off there country and did not let anyone into trade .the people on the island were less wealthy because they were unable to make money by trading with foreigners from other countries that were around and the main land.

Because they excluded the rest of the world in this era the technological advance was higher in the rest of the world, because in the rest of the world trade increased greatly from Europe and the settlements in north america. and once the Americans came to Japan they were very surprised about there ships with stacks and boilers and steam engines.

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