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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 040, Dr. Robert Hellyer (Wake Forest University) Hellyer, Robert; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Hellyer tracks the export of Japanese green tea to North America as an example of how global trade and commodity flows contributed to Japanese industrialization in the Meiji Period. We discuss efforts to promote the tea trade at both the state and local-levels, the push and pull factors of tea as a commodity in the North American market, and the place of Japan in the world economy before talking about Wake Forest’s own conference commemorating the Meiji Restoration.

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