Recovery and the Challenges of Success: Continuity and Change In Japan Since 1945

October 24, 2020
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Online Program for K-12 in-service teachers

Saturday, October 24, 12 PM EDT  Calculate your local time

Japan Society, in collaboration with the USC U.S.-China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), is pleased to offer a complimentary one-day workshop for K-12 educators on Japan’s rapid economic rise and continued success.

Japan’s economic rise after World War II is well known and the country cemented its return to the global stage with the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and pop culture successes. In this K-12 educators’ workshop we’ll look at the roles women played in transforming Japan and their place in contemporary Japanese society. What progress has been made? What challenges persist? We’ll also look at Japan’s Olympics history (including the cancelled 1940 games and the postponed 2020 games). How and why do such events matter?

About the Speaker:
Prof. Elyssa Faison teaches modern Japanese history at the University of Oklahoma . Her research focused on women in changing Japan. She’s now looking at the legacy of the 1945 atomic bombings and the cold war that followed. Her first book was Managing Women, Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan. She’s now working on Atomic Memories: Legacies of the Cold War in Japan and the United States and using the story of Yamakawa Kikue to illuminate the social and political history of Japan from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

More speakers to be announced.

Registration Information:
This course is free with registration. Space is limited to only K-12 Teachers. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link. Please register at by October 23.

This workshop is co-sponsored with the USC U.S.-China Institute and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), with financial support from an anonymous donor and the Freeman Foundation.

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020
  • 12:00 pm