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Oct 27, 2018

This week, we tackled the origin of one of Japan's new religious movements: Oomoto, or The Great Origin. Where did it come from, and how did the unique combination of two very different people with the right set of circumstances lead it to prominence?

Oct 20, 2018

This week, we cover postwar Tokyo as it recovers from the devastation of war in remarkable time, and take some time to think about what we've learned from the history of Japan's most central city.


Oct 13, 2018

This week: the Great Kanto Earthquake, the firebombing campaign, and Tokyo during the Occupation. 

Oct 6, 2018

This week, from Edo to Tokyo: how the shogun's city became the emperor's!