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A Short History of Japan Podcast

A walk through the best bits of Japanese history with a focus on the key people, best stories and the funny little mistakes that created Japan
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Apr 24, 2016

"How did it come to this?" - This must have been the question the Christian missionaries asked themselves as Hideyoshi followed by successive Tokugawa Shoguns made life unbearable for Christians in Japan.  If only we had handed over the ship...if only we'd handed over the treasure.....if only we had that Englishman beheaded.....

It would be hard to find a group of Japanese more oppressed than the Christians.  But why were they especially targeted?   What threat did they represent?

14 Comments
  • over seven months ago
    Bish
    Hi Cameron, any news on future episodes - we are missing your continued history sooooo much!!! All the best from Co. Wicklow in Ireland, Bish!
  • over a year ago
    Richard Pilling
    Hey Cameron,

    Great podcast, I hope you continue it in the future. Thanks for sharing your love and experience of Japan with us.

    Until next time,
    Richard
  • over a year ago
    Rome
    Would like to know if you have the transcripts for each episode?

    I think only episodes 1-4 contain any sort of script.

  • over a year ago
    Neil
    Hi Cameron
    Just discovered your awesome podcast from the UK.
    Hope you manage to upload from episode10 -16 as I'm dying to hear about the Mongolians!
    It's been perfect for the lead up to first trip to Japan!
    Neil
  • a year and a half ago
    WSW
    hey cam thanks for the good episodes. just wondering there is a gap in the episodes from 7-20, where can I access them?
  • a year and a half ago
    Luc
    As a Dutchman, I've been secretly waiting for this part since the beginning.
  • almost two years ago
    Cameron
    Hi Rys, Tim, Kelly, xXAzazelXx, XIII and Peg,

    Thanks for your very nice comments! I only just now worked out that (a) they existed and (b) I had to 'approve' them for publishing!

    I'm thrilled that you are enjoying the podcast still so thank you very much for adding to my motivation!

    I think the rss feeds have been updated correctly so that should work (if you update them too?) just fine. I'm still trying to work out how to make sure episodes 1-16 are also available....so bear with me!

    Be well,
    Cameron
  • almost two years ago
    Rhys
    You're back! Great episode, i've been very curious about the second part!
  • almost two years ago
    Tim Foster
    Hi Cameron,

    I only recently discovered your podcast, but I've listened to the whole thing in about a week, and I'm now completely hooked! I keep bugging my family and friends with random facts about Japanese history!
    Keep on keeping on, and thanks for making this learning thing fun

    Tim
  • almost two years ago
    Tim Foster
    Hi Cameron, I only recently discovered your podcast, but within about a week I've listened to every single episode and now I'm hooked! It's really got me interested in Japanese history and now I'm always blurting out random facts about Japan to family and friends! Keep on keeping on!

    Tim
  • almost two years ago
    Kelly
    Yay! A new episode! Thank you!
  • almost two years ago
    xXAzazelXx
    yay, one of my favorite podcasts is back!

    PS: do i need to update my RSS feed?
  • almost two years ago
    XIII
    Hello, professor my name is Mauricio and I am from México, i discovered your podcast sometime last year and i've listened to it at least twice from start to finish. I tought it was over but today I saw the nice surprise that you uploaded the next episode. Just wanted to say thank you for the great podcast I've learned a lot and find japan's history fascinating.
  • almost two years ago
    Peg Ferraro
    Hi,

    It was great to pick up my phone this morning and see that you are podcasting again. I hope this means we'll hear another one sometime in the near future.

    Thank you for all the ones you have recorded so far.

    Take care,
    Peg Ferraro