History of Japan

Isaac Meyer

Education, Higher Education

Chart Positions

Education 104
Higher Education 17

This podcast, assembled by a PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.


Episode 11 - The End of an Era

June 9th, 2013

Episode 11 of 196 episodes

This week, we'll be talking about the period called the Bakumatsu, or the end of the Bakufu. We'll be tracing a complex, but very interesting narrative describing how the Tokugawa went from masters of all they surveyed to defeat and destruction in a mere 15 years. Man, that sounds really gloomy. I promise there are fun bits too!

Featured Podcast