S1E13: A Gēmu of Thrones

We talk about the lives and times of the Japanese Emperors (and Empresses)!

In this episode of Nihongo Master podcast, we talk about the lives and times of the Japanese Emperors (and Empresses)!

We’ll be shining the spotlight on one of the most influential families on earth — the Yamato Dynasty.

Podcast host Azra says, “The imperial monarchy of Japan is the oldest royal dynasty anywhere in the world.”

We know for sure that this same family have been in power — in one form or another — for at least 1500 years. Although, if Japanese legend is to be believed, that number is closer to 2650 years! That means that a single family’s lineup of emperors is longer than a lot of people’s Instagram followers list.

If you want to understand how the Japanese people relate to their imperial family, you only have to look at a select few — a greatest hits of some of the most influential royals ever to sit on the Chrysanthemum Throne.


 
About Nihongo Master Podcast
A podcast for Japanese culture enthusiasts and language learners. Brought to you by Nihongo Master, an e-learning site focused on helping learners at every level master the Japanese language.

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