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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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Oct 4, 2014

This episode, Nate continues his talk about the history of Japan's self defense force, the JSDF.  Nate, who worked directly with the JSDF in Japan, addresses questions about how the JSDF has evolved over the past 60 years, what its stated purpose and objectives are today, and in what specific situations and to what...


Sep 15, 2014

This episode, Nate talks about the history of Japan's self defense force, the JSDF.  Nate, who worked directly with the JSDF in Japan, addresses questions about how the JSDF has evolved over the past 60 years, what its stated purpose and objectives are today, and in what specific situations and to what extent...


Mar 10, 2014

In part two of our book recommendations podcast, your hosts continue to go over a few recommended Japanese history books, from introductory books to advanced.  Want to pick up the books on Amazon.com?  Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20

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Feb 23, 2014

In this episode, your hosts run down a list of a few recommended Japanese history books, from introductory books to advanced.  This episode is part 1 of 2.  Want to pick up the books on Amazon.com?  Use our link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=samurai-20

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Jan 12, 2014

In this episode Nate and Travis are back with Chris to discuss the arduous task of learning Japanese kanji - the Japanese writing system.  The episode was inspired by a Samurai Archives blog post on the subject, but your hosts also expand the conversation to examine the Japanese language's simplistic grammar contrasted...