History of Japan

This week, we're looking at how the criminal justice system in Japan was remade to serve the interests of the imperial state--a process which laid the groundwork for much of how the justice system operates today.

Show notes here.

Direct download: Episode_412_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

This week, we're taking a quick detour into Isaac trolling fans of Michel Foucault-er, the Edo period criminal justice system. How did this system operate, and what considerations are responsible for its approach to justice?

Show notes here.

Direct download: Episode_411_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

This week: Isaac spends 30 minutes unpacking the 400+ page ramblings of a cranky retiree who died about 200 years ago, but whose polemics against his own society have a remarkable amount to teach us about one of the most important moments in Japanese history.

Show notes here.

Direct download: Episode_410_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

How did it all go so very wrong?

Show notes here.

Direct download: Episode_409_-_The_Contenders_Part_4_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am PST

In just three years, Ozawa Ichiro managed to guide the DPJ from defeat to one of the most smashing victories in Japan's political history. How did he do it? And why, despite the fact that he was the one who set the stage for this victory, did he never end up serving as the prime minister in the aftermath?
Show notes here.

Direct download: Episode_408_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

1