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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 047, Dr. Jakobina Arch (Whitman College) Arch, Jakobina; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Arch recasts our perspective of the Meiji Restoration and of Japan out to sea by charting the history of Japanese whaling. We question the sustainability of premodern whaling, discuss changes in whaling practices during the Meiji Period, interrogate the lack of attention to the oceans and to whaling in Japanese history, and navigate debates over Japanese whaling today.

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