Is weather the reason we have Mario Kart? Or for that matter, drive a Toyota, Honda, or Lexus? Take pictures with a Canon? Watch movies from Sony? You can probably see where we are going here. All these are iconic Japanese brands that exist today. Today we explore if weather was critical in holding off the Mongol Invasions in the late 1200s which would usher in a long period where Japan was able to develop as a prominent society in the realm of east Asia.
If you are interested in learning more on this topic. Here are a couple articles you might find useful:
- Blown Away: The Mongol Invasions of Japan
- Japan’s Kamikaze Winds, the Stuff of Legend, May Have Been Real
Also don’t forget it is time for Summer Safety!
Now time for the episode …