In 18 B.C., Baekje was founded in the Hangang River basin, emerged as the dominant kingdom of the Three Kingdom Period (5th century). It became the center of northeast Asia's economy and trade due to its important role as marine traffic route.
Furthermore, Baekje dispatched many scholars including Ah Jikgi and Wang In These scholars introduced Buddhism, the thousand-character text and Chinese literature to Japan. Their teachings helped Asuka culture - Japans first Buddhist culture in the 7th century - to flourish.
This video introduces the fascinate history of Baekje kingdom.