Bill Wurtz whisks you through 40,000 years of Japanese history in just 9 minutes. His completely manic animation style gives you just enough to understand the basics of what’s going on (or maybe you’ll just be more confused).
Topics he hits: how did Japan get its name? How did the samurai rise to power? Why did Japan fight against Germany in WWI, then with them in WWII?
Ok, let’s be honest… all his answers are going to need more research… but it does enlighten us on the incredibly different, turbulent, crazy and creative events that made Japan the unique island that it is today. Watch this insanity and wonder: