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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast

 

Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. Simply stated, our mission is to bridge the gap between the popular and the academic, and to bring the world of academic Japanese history accessible to a wider audience through discussion of topics and authors in an informative but informal manner. We encourage those listeners who want to know more to seek out works by the historians and authors we reference and interview, and to contribute to the conversation. Conversely, we hope scholars can view us as a way to reach a broader, non-specialist audience and raise the bar for general understandings of Japanese history. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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May 1, 2018

In this episode we talk to philosopher Dr. Jesse Workman about the history and philosophy of Japanese tea, and its influence on Western philosophy as well as it's dark role in the Japanese imperial government leading up to WWII.

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Apr 3, 2018

In this episode we talk 8th century Japanese military organization as stated in the Military Defense Statute of the Yoro code.  Part two of two.

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Mar 1, 2018

In this episode we talk 8th century Japanese military organization as stated in the Military Defense Statute of the Yoro code.  Part one of two.

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Jan 31, 2018

In this episode, guest host Scott Patrick talks about various aspects of the facts and myths of legendary Sengoku Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin.

Scott's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDx0cC-B-wE&list=PL2kqaN6M4aZ1zKeeqj17tF_MjBXZOiCQb

Scott's Blog: https://samuraistories.wordpress.com/

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Dec 31, 2017

 Everyone knows the tale of the 47 Ronin, right?  A stalwart band of righteous Bushido-inspired Samurai take revenge against a greedy and corrupt government official on behalf of their dead lord.  That's the story.  But what REALLY happened?  What's the real story?  

Was Kira Yoshinaka a despicable and corrupt villain,...