Ep. 60: Japanese Texas

In the early 20th century Japan sought to extend its relations around the world.  Texas made imminent sense.  A Japanese professor saw the Alamo as a perfect companion to one of ancient Japan’s most famous battles.  The Emperor saw Texas as a perfect place to relocate some of his brightest farmers.  Learn about the early connections between Japan and Texas in this latest episode of Wise About Texas.

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6 thoughts on “Ep. 60: Japanese Texas”

  1. Just listened to the Japanese episode. I learn something every time I listen to your podcast. I had no clue any of this had happened; however, it all makes perfect sense. All that time I lived in Beaumont and Winnie area. I never thought about the how the Rice industry even got there. Great work as always, Ken.

  2. Great episode. Really enjoyed the diversity of this offering. I appreciate how you move through different periods of Texas history.

  3. New liatener, 60 episodes in 5 days! Thanks for the great work. I would think, IMHO, Shinpei Mykawa (Maekawa) deserves a mention, purportedly introducing rice cultivation in Erin Station (now Mykawa) in 1906. Thanks and keep up the great work.

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