This week, we tackle the history of the Burakumin. Where did this outcast group come from? Why does discrimination against them remain an issue? What steps has the government taken to protect them, and what steps have they taken to get organized and push back?
AMA link here.
Listen to the episode here.
Hane, Mikiso. Peasants, Rebels, Women, and Outcastes: The Underside of Modern Japan.
Neary, Ian. The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan.
Neary, Ian. Political Protest and Social Control in Pre-War Japan.