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.
A physical education class in a Japanese elementary school.
Orihime and Hikoboshi, characters in a famous legend associated with the Japanese festival Tanabata, are the inspiration for these origami art pieces made by elementary students in Japan.
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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).