This very strange video was passed along to me by Arun over at Arun with a View . And I thank him for thinking of me and saving me from reading yet another academic article for seminar on what should be a day of rest and relaxation.
I watched it a few minutes ago and I think I liked it. It does cover the major events and, as a general overview of Japanese history, it's not bad. On the other hand there were a few places where Wurtz was trying to be amusing and I was not laughing. At all.
No expert on Japanese history am I - it is the younger Frenchling who aspires to be a scholar of that and the Japanese language. Of all the books that I, the non-expert, have read about Japan, the one I liked the best was Patrick Smith's Japan: a Reinterpretation.
Here is the video for your viewing pleasure and I would be very interested in hearing what you think of it.