Nagasaki Quiz

Try to answer these questions about Nagasaki, Japan.
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Last updated: August 8, 2023
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1. On what island is Nagasaki located?
2. What does 'Nagasaki' mean in Japanese?
Three Tiger Bay
Talking Rice Wine Bay
Golden Cape City
Long Cape City
3. On what bay is Nagasaki located?
Omura Bay
Sumitada Bay
Shingen Bay
Nariakira Bay
4. From the 16th century through to the 19th century, Nagasaki was the sole trading port in Japan for the outside world which, in effect, meant catering for these two nations.
France and Germany
Portugal and Netherlands
France and United Kingdom
Spain and Italy
5. What was the name of the daimyo who founded Nagasaki?
Toshiro Mifune
Shimazu Nariakira
Omura Sumitada
Takeda Shingen
6. What was a daimyo?
A ninja
A fisherman
A samurai
A powerful, feudal lord
7. This American physician, educator, translator and lay Christian missionary started out in Nagasaki. He developed a system of romanization for transliteration of the Japanese language into the Latin alphabet. Published a Japanese-English dictionary.
Matthew C. Perry
James Curtin Hepburn
James Clavell
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton
Matthew C. Perry was a USN bully who coerced a sovereign nation into opening its ports to the USA. If his shenanigans had of occured in the mid-twentieth century he may have have found himself before a war crimes tribunal (theoretically, of course). James Clavell was an Australian-born, English-American. Lol. He wrote 'Shogun - A Novel of Japan', (1975). Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton is the villain of the piece in the short story 'Madame Butterfly' by John Luther Long (1898). It is set in Nagasaki. James Clavell was one weird hombre. Suffered shockingly at the hands of the Japanese in Changi during WWII, like thousands of others. Yet he later wrote novels about Japan that portrayed the Japanese as just a Far East contingent of the good, old human race. Bravo. Forgiveness never forgets.
8. This novel by Pierre Loti, a French naval officer, was the original 'Madame Butterfly' and heavily influenced the writer, John Luther Long.
Madame Hyacinth
Madame Lotus
Madame Chrysantheme
Madame Bovary
9. In Laura Joh Rowland's series of novels about a samurai detective in feudal Japan, which instalment has her intrepid hero exiled to Nagasaki where he finds himself investigating the death of a Dutch trader?
The Way of the Traitor
The Concubine's Tattoo
10. Which of these notable people were born in Nagasaki?
Hideki Yukawa (theoretical physicist) and Koda Kumi (singer)
Koji Yakusho (actor) and Kazuo Ishiguro (writer)
Akira Kurosawa (film-maker) and Hayao Miyazaki (animator/film-maker)
Toshiro Mifune (actor) and Hirohito (emperor)
Hideki Yukawa and Koda Kumi from Kyoto. Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki and Hirohito from Tokyo. Toshiro Mifune was born in Seito, Shandong, China. Hideki Yukawa won the 1949 Nobel Prize for physics. Ironic, hey?
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