«Записи о драгоценных для страны добрососедских отношениях». Документы за период правления сёгунов Асикага Ёсимицу и Асикага Ёсимоти
The article includes translations of 17 documents from Zenrin Kokuhōki (the first Japanese collection of diplomatic documents, 1470), related to official diplomatic correspondence between Japan and Ming China and Korea for the period from 1392 to 1428, that is to say during the reigns of the 3rd and 4th Ashikaga shoguns. Many documents have been translated into English, but some have never been translated into European languages.
Almost all documents of Japan-Korea correspondence refer to Japanese requests for Korean printed copies of the Buddhist canon. Buddhist canon continued to be one of the top themes in Japan-Korea relations in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was not until the early 16th century that the number of such requests dropped dramatically.