Problem = something is in your way and you have to deal with it. One"s concept of time aids in their representation and depiction of a historical event. Geography and space exist in relation to how we think about them etc. Human subjectivity how we think about the individual. Nothing is natural, everything is developing in a process. Collective subjectivity differences building togetherness, or separation. Blind spots in history how to represent. Narration with political influence interpreting different ways with different assortment of ideological effects. Way in which historical detail is so uncontrollable: best we can organize history that is to one"s liking, uncontainable aspect of memory and history. Late 1980s, referring to 1987 (emperor is dying) Japanese periods has one reign, one name beginning in the modern period. A lot of importance to the precise day of which he dies. 1868, over 300 years of feudal ruling is overcome modern economy, education.