History of Japan

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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This week: can a martial art be a philosophy of life? Can it rise to the level of a religion? 

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This week: karate comes to mainland Japan (and gets a rebrand in the process), and the Butokukai's attempts to militarize the martial arts backfire when the Americans come to town.

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This week: the rise of judo and of the modern budo, and karate strikes back!

 

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This week: who wants to swing a sword when you can just shoot a gun?

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This week: where do Japan's traditional martial arts come from? 

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

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

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