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Apr 29, 2017

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

Apr 22, 2017

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? 

Apr 15, 2017

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

Apr 8, 2017

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?

Apr 1, 2017

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?