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Hamel and his mates were sent to Deshima where a Dutch trading office was located after examined by Masdyra Jinjaburo(߲ҫ).

On Oct. 25, they were examined again by Masdyra Jinjaburo and Kono Gonemon(ڦ) 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 mates.

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 honor.
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.

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