From Dailyhistory.org: On July 8, 1853, American Commodore Matthew Perry led his four ships into the harbor at Tokyo Bay, seeking to re-establish for the first time in over 200 years regular trade and discourse between Japan and the western… Read More ›
What Were the Beliefs of the Samurai?
The medieval Japanese warriors known as the samurai have been a source of fascination for people throughout the world for several centuries, and for good reason – they were among the most elite warriors in human history. The samurai are… Read More ›
Margaret Sanger in Japan
From Stanford University Press Blog by Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci author Contraceptive Democracy: Reproduction Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan: Margaret Sanger’s first visit to Japan in 1922 stirred public hype in Japan. Comparing it to the “black… Read More ›
How Did the Mongol Invasions Affect Global History?
The Mongol invasions of the 13th century affected much of Eurasia, where at one point the Mongols had conquered lands stretching from China to Eastern Europe. While these invasions have been depicted as very destructive and disruptive to trade… Read More ›