HISTORY OF JAPAN – Michael Couch


Samurai, Ninja, Godzilla, Nuclear bombs and Anime. For many people Japan is understood through a series of clichés rather than an appreciation of thousands of years of complex development. This course will explore Japan's history - from religion and geography, to war and peace, to the truths behind those stereotypes. 

Michael Couch has been teaching community education courses for over a decade. With an academic background in Philosophy, Classical Studies, Education and History, he recently completed his PhD in the History of Philosophy of Education in New Zealand. He enjoys learning new topics, and incorporates passion and wry humour into all the courses he teaches.