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History of Japan
Episode 260 - The City that Never Sleeps, Part 3
Oct 13, 2018 · 30 min
This week: the Great Kanto Earthquake, the firebombing campaign, and Tokyo during the Occupation.
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Episode 357 - A Nation in a Nation, Part 1
This week, we're starting a multi-episode series on one of Japan's most famous organizations: the study society-turned-religion-turned-political-party known as the Value Creation Society, or Soka Gakkai. Show notes here.
Sep 18, 2020
Episode 356 - Women in Edo Japan
This week: how do historians learn about the lives of everyday people? Let's take a look at how it's done by thinking about a group of people often overlooked in histories of the Edo period even though they made up half the population: women. Show notes here.
Sep 11, 2020
Episode 355 - Tales of Moonlight and Rain
This week, we're talking about one of Japan's most famous collections of supernatural tales, the fantastic Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) from 1776. Show notes here.
Sep 4, 2020
Episode 354 - Elementary, My Dear Okamoto!
This week, we're talking about popular literature, with a specific focus on one of Japan's most famous pieces of detective fiction -- the Hanshichi Torimonocho. Show notes here.
Aug 28, 2020
Episode 353 - The Rising Sun Will Come to Us From Heaven, Part 5
This week, we wrap up our history of Christianity in Japan with a look at the Occupation and Postwar Eras -- and with some final thoughts on what it means to be a part of a faith viewed as "outside" the mainstream of the nation. Show notes here.