Professor Paul Droubie gives an overview of the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics, which were the first hosted in a non-white, non-Western country. The essay highlights the significance of these games in the context of Japanese social and diplomatic history.
Resource: Personal Testimonies – President Harry Truman’s grandson and a Korean atomic bomb survivor
The video introduces striking testimonies by Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry Truman's grandson, and Jong-Keun Lee, a Korean native residing in Japan and a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Subject Area: English and Language Arts,Social Studies,Visual & Performing Arts
Children learn about the history of kamishibai, a type of Japanese storytelling, and work in small groups to create their own to illustrate and perform for the class.
After British sailors committed several violent acts off Japan’s southern shores in subsequent years, the government issued this no-nonsense 1825 decree, barring all foreign ships. The decree stayed into effect until the 1840s.
Professor Helen Hardacre analyzes the question of whether the Japanese are religious through historic and cultural lenses.
Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, Jon T. Hutcheson, and Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao.
About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource is generously funded, in part, by a three-year grant from the International Research and Studies (IRS) Program in the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (P017A100018).