This week we’ll finish up our two-parter on Japanese-Okinawan relations with a look at Okinawa during the Imperial Period. We’ll be focusing heavily on the bloody Battle of Okinawa, and then wrap things up by looking at the relationship between the islands and the Japanese mainland today.
This week’s episode is rather more graphic and violent than usual — I could not in good conscience whitewash the battle, but I do feel I should warn those of you who might be offended by such things to pass on this one.
Listen to the episode here.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.
Fields, Norma. In the Realm of a Dying Emperor.
Pyle, Kenneth. The Making of Modern Japan.
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