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What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945



Designed for K-12 educators who want a deeper and more thorough understanding of Japan today, “What You Need to Know about Japan Since 1945” covered the ramifications of the American occupation, the rebuilding of Japan, the miraculous growth followed by the lost decade and how demographic and societal issues affect the country today.


Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:30 a.m. –  3:30 p.m.
University of Washington in Seattle


This workshop featured two keynote speakers, Paul Dunscomb, Professor of East Asian History at the University of Alaska at Anchorage and Edward Mack, Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Washington. Their presentations were supplemented by a resource session on Japan.

Sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center with financial assistance by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.


  • Tokyo Towera copy of Association for Asian Studies Key Issues in Asian Studies publication, Japan Since 1945 by Paul Dunscomb
  • classroom materials
  • lunch
  • free OSPI clock hours
  • free parking on campus
  • a limited number of modest travel stipends will be available to teachers coming from outside the metropolitan Seattle area

Registration fee