History of Japan (history)

This week: why did the American government think it was necessary to round up Nikkei on the West Coast? And what did that policy mean for the people who actually lived it?

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This week, we're headed south to take a look at Nikkei communities in Brazil and Peru. 

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This week, we take a closer look at early communities of Nikkeijin -- people of Japanese descent -- in the United States and Hawaii.

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This week, we begin a new series on the Japanese diaspora!

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This week we tackle the question of Japanese fascism by looking at one of Japan's foremost fascists, the authoritarian scholar Kita Ikki. 

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This week: one of Japan's most famous Buddhist masters, Kukai, takes center stage!

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Today we discuss Japan's greatest artistic genius, Katsushika Hokusai!

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This week: Japan's a pretty verdant place, but how did it stay that way when so many other places were ravaged by human development?

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All you could ever want to know about podcast recording, UW's graduate program, and why the Japanese definitely are not part of the 10 lost tribes of Israel! That and more! 

Thank you all for 200 great episodes!

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In which we bring things to a close by considering the fall of the Butokukai, the spread of budo beyond Japan, the role of martial arts in the African-American community, the question of Olympic sport status, and the challenge of the UFC. It's gonna be a busy week.

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