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Yasuke 

Yasuke (弥助 or 弥介)(/ˈjɑːskeɪ/) was a man of African origin who served as a kashin (家臣, retainer) under the Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga.

Yasuke arrived in Japan in the service of Italian cleric Alessandro Valignano, Visitor of Missions in the Indies, in India. Yasuke was one of the several Africans to have come with the Portuguese to Japan during the Nanban trade and is thought by some to have been the first African that Nobunaga had ever seen. He was also present during the Honnō-ji Incident, the forced suicide of Nobunaga at the hands of his general Akechi Mitsuhide.

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