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Japanese History

Yamanote Line: Hamamatsu-chō and Tamachi

Today we reach the last 2 stations, Hamamatsu-chō & Tamachi.

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Japanese History

10 Famous People From Honjo

Today we’ll look at the biographies of a few people who called Tōkyō’s Honjo area home.

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Japan Book Reviews Japanese History

Book Review – Samurai Revolution

Hillsborough’s books have been “gateway drugs” into the Bakumatsu for many people, including myself. Here he takes a long form scholarly approach and nails it.

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Japanese History

What does Tamachi mean?

It’s sounds inaka, but so does your mom.

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Japanese History

What does Ōta mean?

Today’s Place Name is a quickie. And a reader suggestion. Is the Ōta Ward connected with Ōta Dōkan? Let’s find out “Why Ōta is called Ōta?”