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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 028, Dr. Trent Maxey (Amherst College) Maxey, Trent; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Maxey proclaims the history of early Meiji Government policies regarding religion in the context of national unification. We discuss the secularity of the Meiji state, the origins of State Shinto, reactions to “Hidden” Christians in the early Meiji Period, and anti-foreignism in the Tokugawa and Meiji periods before talking about Dr. Maxey’s more recent work on automobiles in Tokyo.

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