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Netflix Show “Yasuke” Features the First Black Samurai

Netflix Show “Yasuke” Features the First Black Samurai

Netflix’s recently released animated series was inspired by the first Black samurai, who was known as Yasuke. Kat Moon’s Time magazine article dives into his story in detail: Yasuke arrived in Japan in 1579 from Africa alongside an Italian Jesuit missionary. While there are many holes in his story, records say that he was a samurai warrior under the impactful feudal lord Oda Nobunaha.

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