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Crates contain more resources and Trade Routes worth more income.
—In-game description

Nanban Trade is a Consulate technology in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be researched by the Japanese if they choose the Spanish as their ally once the Commerce Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the amount of resources from (Large) Crates of Food, (Large) Cords of Wood, (Large) Chests of Coin, and Trade Routes by 25%. However, experience points from Trade Routes are not affected.


Nanban Trade synergizes well with the fact that Japanese resource shipments can be sent twice, and is especially useful if the player pursues the boom strategy.


3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

  • Nanban Trade costs 450 export.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • Nanban Trade costs 325 export.
Consulate shipments and technologies
Consulate british British2 Surgeons · 4 Spies · 5 Petards · British Brigade
Consulate dutch DutchChurch Wagon · Bank Wagon · Arsenal Wagon · Livestock Pen Wagon · Dutch Brigade
Consulate french FrenchFood Crates · Wood Crates · Coin Crates · French Brigade
Consulate germans GermansFood Trickle · Wood Trickle · Coin Trickle · German Brigade
Consulate japanese IsolationMilitary Rickshaw · Bushido Principles · Clan Offerings · Meiji Restoration
Consulate ottomans Ottomans6 Azaps · 4 Villagers · 2 Great Bombards · Ottoman Brigade
Consulate portuguese PortugueseFishing Fleet · Exploration Fleet · Expeditionary Fleet · Portuguese Brigade
Consulate russians RussiansBlockhouse Wagon · Fort Wagon · Factory Wagon · Russian Brigade
Consulate spanish SpanishMerchant Marine · Nanban Trade · Bullionism · Spanish Brigade