This week, it’s time for Japan’s first party politician: Hara Takashi. Was he a populist hero or a wannabe elite? And in the end, does that even really matter?
Month: December 2016
This week, we explore the history of one of Japan’s most popular art forms: kabuki theater. Major themes include prostitution, Tokugawa era morality laws, stagecraft, prostitution, and the superiority of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine over The Next Generation.
Listen to the episode here.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.
Leiter, Samuel L. A Kabuki Reader: History and Performance.