Japan and the U.S. Today

December 4, 2023
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This program is offered in collaboration with U.S.-China Institute at University of Southern California.

K-12 educators embark on a captivating journey through the intricate tapestry of U.S.-Japan relations in modern Japanese history. Join us for a thought-provoking event with Dr. Kaoru Iokibe, Professor of Politics from the University of Tokyo, that delves into key historical periods that have shaped the global landscape. Explore the beginnings of the U.S.-Japan relationship during the Meiji Period, navigate the tumultuous path leading to World War II in the Showa Period, and unravel the complexities of postwar Japan, including the aftermath of the atomic bombs and the remarkable recovery that led to a revitalized U.S.-Japan relationship.

Please note this courses will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet).

Japan Society’s Professional Development Programs and New Video Resources for Educators/ About Japan are made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous funder.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor; ORIX Corporation USA; Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; and Friends of Education and Family Programs.

  • Monday, December 4, 2023
  • 7:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free Event
This is a free event, with advance registration required.