A Short History of Japan Podcast

A Short History of Japan Podcast

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This history of Japan focuses on the people, power plays and betrayals – and the occasional stuff-ups that shaped Japan. For fans of history, fans of Japan or tourists about to go for a visit – I hope you’ll be entertained and informed!

“How did it come to this?” – This must have been the question the Christian missionaries asked themselves as Hideyoshi followed by successive Tokugawa Shoguns made life unbearable for Christians in Japan. If only we had handed over the ship…if only we’d handed over the treasure…..if only we had that Englishman beheaded…..

It would be hard to find a group of Japanese more oppressed than the Christians. But why were they especially targeted? What threat did they represent?

Recent Episodes

  • Episode 35 OMG Part 2

    5 years ago
  • Episode 34: OMG Part 1

    7 years ago
  • Episode 32: Masterful Inactivity

    7 years ago
  • Episode 31: End of the Sengoku Jidai

    8 years ago
  • Episode 30: For Whom The Bell Tolls

    8 years ago
  • Competition Draw

    8 years ago
  • Episode 29: My Trip to Japan

    9 years ago
  • Episode 28: Sekigahara

    9 years ago
  • Episode 27: You Can’t Take It With You

    9 years ago