History of Japan

Isaac Meyer

Education, Higher Education

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Higher Education 31

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 115 - The Far Side of the World

August 24th, 2015

Episode 116 of 171 episodes

This week, we cover the first Japanese expeditions to Europe. How was it decided that a group of samurai should be dispatched to Rome? Were there really samurai who were also technically knights? How scandalized were the European upper classes by the idea of chopsticks? All that and more, this week!

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