17.486 Japan and East Asian Security (MIT)
This subject is designed for graduate students interested in international politics, national security and comparative political economy in East Asia. It examines the political, military, and economic challenges facing Japan, its neighbors, and the international system under conditions of great uncertainty. Topics range from the history of once "new" world orders to theories that inform our understanding of international affairs and foreign policy decision-making, as each is related to Japan. We
17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan (MIT)
This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: party politics, electoral politics, interest group politics, bureaucratic politics, and policy, which will be broken u
STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)
This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; spe
17.906 Reading Seminar in Social Science: The Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Global Energy (MIT)
This course focuses on strategic and political implications of ongoing trends in global energy markets, particularly markets for crude oil and natural gas. The course examines the world's major oil and natural gas producing regions: the Middle East, the Caspian Region, Russia, Venezuela, and the North Sea. Producer-consumer relationships are considered for China, India, Japan, and the United States. United States foreign policy implications, especially with respect to China, are discussed.
Japanese Gardens Project
Bowdoin College's Information Technology worked with Professor of Art History Emeritus Clif Olds to develop a website dedicated to the gardens of Japan, and more specifically to the historic gardens of Kyoto and its environs. The site is designed to provide the visitor with an opportunity to visit each garden, to move through or around it, to experience it through the medium of high-quality color images, and to learn something of its history.
Japanese Scrolls Project
Bowdoin College's Asian Studies department worked with Information Technology to build an innovative online scroll viewer to showcase the scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan. This podcasts explores the development of this project.
Mark Ravina, "Legends of the Last Samurai"
Mark Ravina, Associate Professor of Japanese History at Emory University, discussed "Legends of the Last Samurai" at Bowdoin College. Professor Ravina has written widely on Early Modern and Meiji era Japan.
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The next day, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan. Two months later, on February 19, 1942, the lives of thousands of Japanese Americans were dramatically changed when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order led to the assembly and evacuation and relocation of nearly 122,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry on the west coast of the United States.
The Battle of Midway: Turning the Tide in the Pacific
examines a pivotal World War II battle. In the spring of 1942, Japan attempted to establish a toehold in the Aleutian Islands, convert Midway into an air base for invading Hawaii, and lure the U.S. Pacific Fleet into a final battle that would finish it off. The Japanese fleet depended on radio codes that codebreakers in Hawaii and Washington, D.C. worked around the clock to interpret. This website tells how they broke the code and ended Japan's advance across the Pacific.
Percussion: San Francisco Taiko Dojo
SPARK follows Sensei Seiichi Tanaka and Taiko Dojo as they prepare for the 36th annual International Taiko Festival at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall. This Educator Guide is about the history and traditions of the ancient art of Taiko drumming in Japan and the contemporary innovations of a global music culture.
Lesson #4 - Basic Japanese Greetings
Learn Japanese travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com! A little Japanese can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling to Japan for business or pleasure, these phrases will help make your trip more pleasant and meaningful! Today, we’ll go over some basic greetings for the appropriate time of the day. Like many other languages, Japanese has a [...]
Lesson #5 - How to say Goodbye in Japanese
Learn Japanese travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com! A little Japanese can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling to Japan for business or pleasure, these phrases will help make your trip more pleasant and meaningful! Now that we’ve covered basic greetings, we’ll go over saying “Goodbye.” When you greet someone or say “Goodbye” in Japanese, remember [...]
Japancast Video Episode 12
The last K-On! we’ll cover, Japan’s self defense, high school festivals, and bad kanji tattoos. Japancast Video Episode 012 – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net from Hitomi Griswold on Vimeo. Help us grow! Share this post on your favorite social site:
Japancast HD Video Lesson 013 – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
Bleach episode 285, news from Japan, and an amazing kid plays guitar with Ozzy Osborne on this week’s episode. Japancast HD Video Episode 013 from Hitomi Griswold on Vimeo. Links to items mentioned in this episode: Perfect Blue Paprika Satoshi Kon’s last words (Japanese) English Translation The Exquisite Short Films of Kihachiro Kawamoto (1968-1979) The [...]
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
This 25 minute video is very well done. It requires a vocabulary list and a world map as well as one of Japan to best understand the lesson here. The Battle of Tsushima os commonly known as the “Sea of Japan Naval Battle” and was naval history's only decisive sea battle fought by modern steel battleship fleets. This was also the first naval battle in which wireless telegraphy played a role. Tsushima Strait between Korea and sou
How to Make an Origami Spinning Top
Instructions on how to make an Origami Spinning Top. The paper used in the video is origami paper from Japan. It might help to use a little double-sided tape on the triangles that you fold to the outside. Just remember to put it on every one, because you don't want to throw off the balance, then it won't spin correctly. (3:56)
Five Island Nations
This video teaches about five island nations. The Island Nations are Great Britain, Japan, Madagascar, New Zealand.Lots of details about each island.
1945 Iwo Jima Aerial Raw Footage in Color
Iwo Jima. Unedited USMC Kodachrome raw footage from 1945. Aerial images of the attack on Iwo Jima. Soundtrack added (Demo Only) in 2008 by ROMANO-ARCHIVES, performed by Tangerine Dream. This is a clip from the ROMANO-ARCHIVES' new website-"Unknown World War 2 in Color"-"WW2 Japan & Pacific" section.
Battle of Iwo Jima
(Newsreel footage) February March 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Japan during World War II, when the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was taken. The U.S. occupied Iwo Jima until 1968, when it was returned to Japan. Today Iwo Jima has no permanent civilian population, but has an air base operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and occasionally used for day and night landing practice by the U.S. Navy's Carrier Air Wing Five based at Naval Air Facility
Snow Monkeys Play in the Water to Stay Cool
Snow monkeys are native to Japan. Watch these macaques cool off by playing in the water and learn in this video why there are snow monkeys in Texas. Run time 01:12.