Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 042, Dr. Timothy David Amos (National University of Singapore) Amos, Timothy David; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Amos discusses the impacts of the Meiji Restoration on Japan’s Burakumin outcaste communities, detailing continuities in discrimination alongside the positive and negative effects of emancipation. We discuss the lineage of Buraku communities, their racialization and discrimination, commoners’ resistance to emancipation, and challenges facing Buraku communities today.

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