History of Japan

Isaac Meyer

Education, Higher Education

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Education 70
Higher Education 16

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 130 - The Fall of the Samurai, Part 13

January 2nd, 2016

Episode 131 of 170 episodes

This week, we cover 1867: the final year of the Tokugawa shogunate (sort of). Caught between a loyalist rock and an imperial hard place, Tokugawa Yoshinobu will consider the unthinkable: resignation, and an end to 260 years of bakufu tradition.