Hamel and his mates were sent
to Deshima where a Dutch trading office was located
after examined by Masdyra Jinjaburo(áæøÁä¤ß²Ò«).
On Oct. 25, they were examined again by Masdyra Jinjaburo
and Kono Gonemon(ùÁå¯ÏíéÓêÛÚ¦) to confirm the first interrogation.
In the interrogation, Japan found that eight dutch
people still remained in Joseon and asked Joseon to
send them home.
In Dec. 1666, Japan officially
inquired of Joseon about the escape of Hamel and his
While Japan negotiated with Joseon about Dutch people's
escape, the VOC branch discussed the relief of eight
people staying behind in Joseon and wrote a letter to
the Nagasaki governor for their save(Dagregister Japan,
14 April, 1667).
Finally, Chawae arrived in Joseon
with a credential to negotiate for the 8 remaining Dutch.
The Tsushima governor politely asked Joseon to send
eight Dutch to their home, emphasizing that Netherlands
was a tributary state who formed friendly relations
with Japan for long.
Japan should find a good ground of making a request
for sending Dutch people home because it cleared its
doubts about that the Dutch people as Christians. Its
solution might be to emphasize that Netherlands was
its tributary state.
Making a success of this negotiation was the duty of
the Tsushima governor who had a commission of foreign
policy toward Joseon to save the Japanese government's
Joseon decided to send the Dutch men home to finish
the negotiation as soon as possible.
Joseon did not want to have troubles caused by unwelcome
Dutch people's stay in Joseon and intended to appease
the Tsushima governor who carried on negotiation under
all sort of excuses.