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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Aug 16, 2013

In part two of our podcast on the Russian incursions into the Kuril island chain and Japanese territories during the Edo period, we continue to look at the sailors, misfits, and adventurers of the Okhotsk sea region, as well as the history of land grabbing and politics that led to the current occupation of the Kuril island chain by Russia.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Golovnin, Vassilii Mikhailovich. Memoirs of a Captivity in Japan

Lensen, George. Early Russo-Japanese Relations The Far Eastern Quarterly Vol. 10, No. 1 (Nov., 1950), pp. 2-37

Tooke, William. View of the Russian Empire during the reign of Catharine the Second, and to the close of the present century (1799)

Wildes, Harry. Russia's Attempts to Open Japan Russian Review Vol. 5, No. 1 (Autumn, 1945)

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three and a half years ago

I don't usually or lightly use overused words like "offended"/"offensive", but you characterization of Japanese patriots concerned about the Senkakus as right-wing lunatics is offensive. The Senkakus are absolutely Japanese territory, and Japanese people who object to absurd Chinese claims on Japanese territory, and Chinese incursions in Japanese water/land/airspace, should not be insulted for their common sense and their patriotism.