Though the rest of Adams’ crew eventually returned home, Adams himself proved far too valuable to the Emperor to be allowed to leave the country. He served as the primary advisor on all western matters to both Emperor Ieyasu and his son, and was granted titles, riches and lands in exchange for his service. In his later years, he conducted trade and diplomatic expeditions on the orders of the Emperor outside Japan, mostly to other Asian countries.
He never returned to England (4/7)
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