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  • Area Surrounding Hideyoshi's Ear Mound

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    View of the area surrounding the hill that covers the noses (or ears, depending on the source) of over 40,000 Koreans killed by Japanese soldiers in an attack on the Korean peninsula in the 1590s.

  • Farm Tool

    Resource

    This farm implement allows for the easy movement of oranges and equipment on a terraced field, while allowing as much land as possible to remain arable.

  • The Japanese Medical System

    Resource

    This resource offers a brief overview of the health care system in Japan, gives links to relevant Japanese and American news articles, and suggests thought questions to use in the classroom. The resource is particularly useful for classes discussing health care reform.

  • Hiroshima: History, City, Event

    Essay

    Indiana University Associate Professor Scott O'Bryan expands the story of Hiroshima beyond the 1945 atomic bombing. A broader history of the city and its importance in national developments are introduced, while remaining mindful of the significance of the bombing itself. Suggestions encouraging students to investigate multiple perspectives of the event are included.

  • Hibakusha Testimony as Oral History: Thoughts for Teachers

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    Associate Professor James Orr provides insight as to how a-bomb survivors, or hibakusha's, testimonies should be approached, heard, and of course, discussed.

  • Imperial Complex in Nara

    Resource

    A photo resource of the reproduction of the original imperial complex constructed in Nara in 710.

  • Remnant of Atomic Bomb

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    The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki eradicated civilians on a massive scale, but left behind remnants of everyday life. The damage sustained by such everyday items as this demonstrates the devastation of atomic war.

  • Pearl Harbor: In Memory and Present

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    Read on for a collection of articles and resources explaining the context of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and its lasting significance today.

  • Recent Trends In Education Reform in Japan - The Impact on International Comparisons on Educational Policy

    Essay

    Essay summarizing recent trends in Japanese education reform, which is particularly relevant in light of the release of the 2009 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) scores on Dec. 7. Japan’s education policies this past decade have been influenced by Japan’s performance on tests comparing the educational skills of its students, including PISA.

  • Ryoma Sakamoto Poster

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    Ryoma Sakamoto

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