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    Hi! I go by Jucchan. It's what I was called as a child in Japan where I was born. My aunt, who still thinks I'm 7 years old, still calls me that. I'm an engineer by training. My grandfather loved the Brits. He went to school there in early 20th century. His opinion of Americans tended not to be as kind. Lets just say he thought Americans could have used more etiquette. I'm now an US citizen, so that's HIS opinion. So even as a small child in Japan, I was hearing British history. It's so wonderful to have found The British History Podcast. It is, ironically, a reminder of my childhood in Japan.

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    こんにちは!It's been over a decade since I dusted off my Japanese, so I hope I got that right.  Anyway, welcome to the community!  :D

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    Welcome Jucchan!  There is a taste of truth in your father's opinion, but, of course, Americans vary.  It's lovely that thinking of British history makes you think of your childhood in Japan.  I wonder what Japanese history makes you think of?

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    こんにちは! どう致しましいて!You done good, Jamie.

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    Hi Carol, What I think of when thinking Japanese history is how complexity is often simplified. For example, Japan was on the side of The Triple Entente during WWI. The Triple Entente included Britain and France. This is my grandfather's era in England. Yet because of Pearl Harbor, Japan is always assumed to be on the other side.

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    You're right, of course, but isn't all history over-simplified most of the time?  The Soviets and the US were on the same side during WWII, but that community of purpose faded very quickly, for example.  The histories of the world are based on the actions of people.  People are complex, ill-informed, often guided by conflicting religions or philosophies, and of varying intelligence.  That's why history is so fascinating!  Unlike fiction, one rarely can predict what will happen.

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