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Not long after this, 18 Satsuma samurai students were sent to England to study, because they felt it was important to learn of other ways. They had to travel incognito under pain of death since private travel was banned, and many aspects of the industrialized Japan that followed spawned from these students. Beer wasn’t common in Japan prior to one of them founding Sapporo and another went on to be the first ambassador to the US(unfortunately assasinated at the age of 45), all part of the Meiji Restoration which followed the civil war.