History of Japan (history)

This week: what are three educated women to do in a society that doesn't value their education?

Direct download: History_of_Japan_193.mp3
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This week: the beginning of a two parter on Japan's first ever female exchange students. 

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This week: what, in the end, did the Occupation mean -- for both the occupied and the occupier? 

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This week: the social reforms of the Occupation. Economic policy, education policy: it's like our very own C-SPAN screening! 

Direct download: History_of_Japan_189.mp3
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This week, we talk about what it took to make a peace on paper a peace in fact. With millions of Japanese civilians and soldiers scattered across Asia, what would it take to get them all home again?

Direct download: History_of_Japan_188.mp3
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This week, we discuss the course of the Tokyo War Crimes Trials and their legacy in Japan. How did they go from a vision of international optimism to despised by people on both sides of the political spectrum?

Direct download: History_of_Japan_187.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

This week, we'll begin a discussion of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, better known as the Tokyo War Crimes Trials. Who is being tried, what for, and why? 

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This week: where did Japan's constitution come from, and how the hell did it get done in only six days?

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The Occupation begins! This week, we'll set the stage with a focus on the relationship between Supreme Commander Douglass MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito. 

Direct download: History_of_Japan_184.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

This week, we turn our attention to the US Occupation of Japan. When did Americans first start thinking seriously about taking Japan over and remaking its whole society?

Direct download: History_of_Japan_183.mp3
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