The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Episode 116 - Dr. Rachael Hutchinson (Delaware)

June 21, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Hutchinson traces the origins of many themes in contemporary Japanese video games to the Meiji Period.  We discuss continuity in themes of Japanese identity and colonialism from Meiji literature to video games today, place video games into the context of cultural production, review representations of history in video games, and consider ways to use video games in the classroom to teach Japanese culture.