The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Episode 94 - Dr. David Wittner (Utica)

February 15, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Wittner revisits narratives of the technological and industrial transformation of Japan following the Meiji Restoration.  We discuss the Meiji government's emphasis on technology, the role of Japanese entrepreneurs, Tokugawa preconditions for Meiji industrialization, the activities of oyatoi "hired foreign experts," and the UNESCO sites of Meiji industrialization.