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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Jun 18, 2013

In part two of our podcast on the myth of Okinawan pacifism, we talk about the invasion of the Okinawan island chain by the Shimazu clan, and about the impressions that foreign sailors that landed on the shores of Okinawa thought about the islanders.

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Kerr, George. Okinawa - The History of an...

Jun 8, 2013

Over the next two episodes, your hosts look at the "myth" of Okinawan pacifism.  Okinawa has been held up as an example of a completely pacifistic country victimized over the centuries by invading forces, when the reality is that Okinawa has also seen and perpetuated its own share of violence as it fought bloody wars...