Learning from Babysan: An American Cartoon as a Source for Studying the Allied Occupation of Japan, and the U.S. Military Presence in Postwar East Asia
Professor Peter Frost gives an overview of the reforms and examines the controversy surrounding an especially contentious period in Japanese history, the Allied Occupation.
Subject Area: Social Studies
This lesson uses source material, photos, and informational text to discuss the roles the United States and Japan played in shaping the character of postwar Japan.
Marnie Anderson, Associate Professor, Smith College examines women in modern Japanese history through the lenses of education, labor and women's roles, and political and social rights.
Resource: From Hiroshima to New York: Survivors of the 1945 A-Bombing of Hiroshima Discuss Their Experiences, Paper Cranes & 9/11
Masahiro Sasaki and Tsugio Ito, suvivors of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, discuss their memories of that day and its impact on their lives.
The Industrial Museum of Hiroshima, which is located near the target of the first atomic blast in the history of war, is to be preserved as a memorial. A Japanese woman, whose husbnad was killed in this building by the explosion, places a bouquet of flowers in a Japanese army helmet at a marker beside the gutted framework that remains.
Remains of the Museum of Science and Technology following the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, the Wendy Obernauer Foundation, James Read Levy, and Jon T. Hutcheson.
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).