Japan: End of Kamukura Period to Tokugawa Ieyasu (1334-1615) (JHT102)
This course covers Japanese historical events from the end of the Kamakura period, 1334, from Emperor Go-Daigo's attempt to regain imperial authority, the Northern-Southern Courts civil war, developments that led to the Ashikaga shogunate. Focus on the Onin war and the Warring States period and the road to unification. Focus on activities of Oda Nobunaga, the first of three figures in Japan's unification, followed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Cultural and artistic developments as well as Buddhism a focus as is the decline and rejection of Christianity.
Patrick first came to Japan as a college student from the U.S. and lived with a Japanese family. Upon completion of his BA in Secondary Education and East Asian/Japanese History at Western Washington College (now University), he returned to Japan and has stayed since. He has taught business English, conducted seminars on effective English in meetings, presentations, and negotiations to Japanese students, and taught Japanese Social Studies at Nishimachi International School. Over the last fifteen years of his forty-year stay in Japan, Patrick has developed a custom tour service providing foreign visitors with insightful off-the-beaten-path experiences and tours in Japan. He has also participated in trainings established by prefectural government entities aimed at training Japanese volunteers in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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