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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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Jul 15, 2013

In part two of our interview with Japan This! blogger Marky Star, we continue where we left off with the etymology of place names in Japan.  We also talk about the various Japanese dialects, Japan's iconic Edobashi, and the ukiyo-e origins of tetacle porn.

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Grossberg, Kenneth. Japan's...

Jul 1, 2013

In ths episode of the Samurai Archives podcast, we talk to Marky Star, the prolific author of the Japan This! blog.  We talk to Marky about how he ended up in Japan, his blog, his fascination with the etymology of Japanese place names, and his recommendations for anyone looking for interesting historical sites in the...