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Why Was Japan Never Colonized?
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Why Was Japan Never Colonized?

Isolation, cohesion and lack of interest explained in 6 minutes
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The socialist magazine Jacobin embarrassed itself this week by claiming the new miniseries Shōgun “shows something rarely seen on screen: the shocking hubris of the colonizer and dehumanization of the colonized.”

Social media had a field day with this because, as we all know, Japan was not only never colonized but was one of history biggest colonizers. A friend asked me, why was Japan never colonized? Here’s my answer.

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