By 1967, the producers of the Bond series were trying everything they could think of to keep the movies fresh. Was the cultural moment of the '60s finally playing out?
Two episodes of the podcast, a regularly-scheduled installment and a bonus episode, highlight various aspects of the West's historical relationship with Japan, both during its isolation and in more modern times.
The massacre of over 200,000 Chinese civilians by the Japanese army is an ugly episode in history that is in unique danger of being forgotten--deliberately.
Seventy-two years ago today, on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atom bomb used in combat on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, [...]
This cool but creepy museum sits abandoned and derelict, following a tragic environmental disaster.
The greatest fire of the Tokugawa period in Japan is an eerie mirror of the Great Fire of London, which happened only six years later.
An earthquake off the coast of Oregon, bigger than the 1906 San Francisco quake, rocked the land, caused tsunamis in Japan and then vanished from history.
Far from just a popcorn monster movie, Godzilla has a lot to say about humanity, war and the environment.
You would think being the most important 7-year-old in 12th century Japan would keep you from being drowned by your grandmother. Not so.
This suit of armor is cobbled together, composed of various pieces created in different eras, but it's pretty representative of the peak of armor-making [...]