By: Autumn Darling
1) The isolation of Japan helped their economy, because of their long periods of stability and peace. Their economy was booming. But it affected them in a bad way because they had little trade with foreigners, overtaxing and the continued use of rice as payment.
2) The isolation affected Japanese politics because, the emperor appointed shogun to keep the people in line. The shogun didn't want any foreign traders, or christians because he was afraid of an uprise of the feudal system.
3) The isolation of Japan affected the social structure because they didn't know they could change positions in the feudal system. But after the Edo period the feudal system plummeted and lower ranks thrived.