Contract signed with Japanese Mercenaries

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Aenteckeningen van de timmeragie ongelden montcosten provision ende maentgelden gedaen en betaelt inty equipperen van de joncke als nu genaempt de fortuijne, VOC 1062: 118-119v,
1. What penalties are stipulated here if Japanese soldiers disobey their commanders? 2. Why do you think Japanese soldiers were willing to sign such a contract?