Edict to Repel Foreign Vessels

The Edict to Repel Foreign Vessels (異国船打払令, Ikokusen Uchiharairei) was a law promulgated by the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1825 to the effect that all foreign vessels should be driven away from Japanese waters.[1]

An example of the law being put into practice was the Morrison Incident of 1837, in which a merchant ship bearing Japanese citizens was fired upon.[2]

The law was repealed in 1842.

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  1. ^ Vaporis, Constantine (2012), Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns, ABC-CLIO, pp. 115–117, ISBN 0313392005.
  2. ^ Shavit, David (1990), The United States in Asia: A Historical Dictionary, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 354, ISBN 031326788X.