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Against Japanism
Against Japanism
This podcast seeks to challenge the commonly held assumptions about Japan as harmonious, homogeneous, and traditional by recasting its history as a history of conflict and change, as the history of class struggles, from anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-colonial, and intersectional perspectives.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 13 ratings
Great podcast
Really happy to hear this podcast from Kota as I have been looking for a left wing podcast to listen to that I actually like and this is really entertaining for me compared to others and unlike most others tells stories I do not know the basics of already
Sverdlov84 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/03/21
Fascinating and Needed
Rare is the opportunity to get a materialist understanding of Japan in English. So excited to find this. Gary Leupp from Tufts University might be a great person to hear here, FYI.
Jtfritchie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/21
looking forward to more!!
i just binged the first two episodes and i’m so excited for more. i really appreciate kota’s perspective on jpn history, which is much different than the little i learned through american schooling and movies. the most recent episode with kaz and andrew was also equally fun and insightful, i hope...Read full review »
ibrosia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
Recent Episodes
Against Japanism presents Part 2 of an interview with Dr. Gavin Walker about the history of Marxism in Japan, focusing on the postwar period starting in the late 1940s.   First, we discuss the reason behind the Japanese Communist Party’s re-emergence as a mass party in the immediate postwar...
Published 05/05/21
In this two part series, Kota sits down with Gavin Walker to discuss the history of Marxism in Japan.  Instead of simply narrating the facts of this history chronologically, we focus on particular theoretical and political questions that animated the...
Published 04/20/21
This mini-episode features a message from Pat (also known as Pato-chan), a trans woman from the Philippines and a former migrant detainee living in Japan, who is raising funds to support herself during her "provisional release"  (Karihoumen in Japanese)...
Published 04/17/21
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