History of Japan

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. 

Direct download: History_of_Japan_192.mp3
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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: what was it like to live through the Occupation? How did people get by? And why is Kurosawa Akira objectively the greatest director ever? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

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? 

Direct download: History_of_Japan_186.mp3
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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?

Direct download: History_of_Japan_185.mp3
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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