History of Japan

This week, we look at the contentious summer of 1960, in which the disputes of postwar Japan boiled over into some of the most intense protests in the country's history. How do these conflicts shape modern Japanese society? 

Direct download: History_of_Japan_244.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

This week, the origins and history of Sumo. 

Direct download: History_of_Japan_243.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

This week, the story of Nakahama Manjiro, the castaway turned American whaler turned gold miner turned samurai turned English professor. 

Direct download: History_of_Japan_242.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

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