Here I’ll put some maps for your reference. Japanese geography can be a bit confusing, so feel free to make use of these to get a feel for where everything is.

Modern Japanese Prefectures
The prefectures as they exist today were set up in 1871 — the number of prefectures was reduced in 1888 from 72 to the current 47.




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  1. Hi Isaac,
    I recently discovered The History of Japan podcast and love it. I am currently at epsiode 66 and am slowly making my way up the list of available episodes. I loved the topic of episode 62 “New Masculine Identities and Pop Culture in 1980s Japan”. I have always found the men of Japanese pop culture and effeminate mannerisms of the JPop stars fascinating. I understand that the guest speaker was helping you out while you were away but I found it really hard to keep up with the pace and flow of the speaker. Is it possible to get the contents to this episode in text format so I could read through it. I had to stop midway because I couldn’t bring myself to hear the whole thing. English is not my first language even though it is the language I am most fluent in. I don’t know if that is the reason I found it really difficult to focus. Again, no offense to your friend, the guest speaker. And I really appreciate the time and effort you have put into creating this podcast over the years.


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