Russo-Japanese War Postcard Gifts to SoldiersResource
Russo-Japanese War postcard.
Woodblock Print of Japanese Imperial DietResource
Entrance to the Imperial Hotel (1912-1923), designed by Frank Lloyd WrightResource
1968 Nobel Prize WinnersResource
Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata, winner of the 1968 nobel prize in literature, pictured with other honorees from 1968.
Popular Culture and Japan's Gross National CoolLesson
Modern Japan's pop culture, from Hello Kitty to Wii, has been successfully exported worldwide. This lesson explores the varied roots of these cultural trends and their significance in a global context.
Picture of Godzilla, both a pop culture icon, and, in its early incarnations, a film and monster with definite political overtones.
Lighting the Olympic Flame, 1964 Tokyo OlympicsResource
Image of Yoshinori Sakai, born in Hiroshima on the day of the Atomic Bombing, lighting the Olympic flame to open the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Waseda Unversity Baseball Team 1925Resource
A picture of the Waseda University baseball team in 1925 after playing an exhibition game against the University of Chicago. Link to an article about baseball in this period by William Kelly.
Cars for Export, 1970sResource
Thousands of cars await export in this 1975 picture. The Japanese economy at this time was growing at a very high rate. In 1975 the Japanese economy was booming and was the 3rd largest industrial economy.
View of Golf Range in Tokyo 1963Resource
Image of of a golf range in Tokyo taken in 1963.
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