Rogue History

The Obscure History of Japanese Sea Lords

Episode 7 | 9m 29s  | Video has closed captioning.

For 200 years, Japanese waters were ruled by self-proclaimed Sea Lords. They held immense political power and even helped integrate Japan into the early global economy. Despite this, medieval Japanese society labeled them “kaizoku,” or “pirates.” In this episode of Rogue History, we dive into the origins of Japan’s Sea Lords and explain how one family solidified their legacy.

Aired: 03/30/23

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning