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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: In Our Time: Japan's Sakoku Period Reply with quote
I have just been informed via Japan400's Facebook page that BBC radio 4's 'In Our Time' broadcasted an episode on the Sakoku Period a few months ago. I am not sure if this is in conjunction with this year’s 400th anniversary between Japanese-British relations, but it looks promising. Their reading list in particular yielded some strong results, for example, they reference Mary Elizabeth Berry, Eiko Ikegami, Marius B. Jansen, John Whitney Hall and many others whose names I do not recognize. Maybe the more learned of our community can weigh in on the validity and importance of those other authors and their works that are referenced on the site?

Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rlptf
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
They could have started by getting the date of Perry's visit to Japan correct. 1858 was the date of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Otherwise it looks solid.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
If it helps, the BBC have an archive of these podcasts over here. (I was able to download the sakoku episode on my PS Vita from that site.)

Actually, there is at least one other Japan-related podcast on there; covering Shinto. (It's dated to 22 September 2011.)


As for this particular podcast, it was interesting enough, but seemed to play up Nagasaki relative to the other three gates of the time. Of course, the role which that port played in the trade with the Dutch and Chinese was significant, but Tsushima, Satsuma, and the Wajinchi on Ezo ought to have been mentioned also.
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