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clans

extended families

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Shinto

the traditional religion of Japan

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Prince Shotoku

one of the most influential people who brought ideas to Japan

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regent

a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone

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court

a group of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler

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Lady Murasaki Shikibu

one of the greatest writers in Japanese history

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Zen

a popular new form of Buddhism arriving from China

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daimyo

Japan's large landowners

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samurai

trained professional warriors

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figurehead

a person who appears to rule even though the real power rests with someone else

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shogun

a general who ruled Japan in the emperor's name

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structure

a complex system considered from the point of view of the whole rather than of any single part

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values

relative worth, merit, or importance