Japan Webinars

Are You an Echo? 2016 Freeman Book Award Honorable Mention--Children's Literature 
Presenter: David Jacobson, author

Connecting to the Sacred Realm through Divine Communication 
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe

*Culture Day in Japan: Living National Treasures & Tangible Cultural Properties--contact FCCEAS for access
Presenter: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS

*Cultural Encounters: Teaching Japan in World History--contact FCCEAS for access
Presenters: Catherine Ishida, University of Colorado Boulder and Catherine Mein, Ballard High School

*The Culture of Genji--contact FCCEAS for access
Presenter: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS

Disputed Names and Disputed Places in East Asia
Presenter: Lauren McKee, Berea College

*Distant Voices: 19th Century American Diplomats, Missionaries, and Adventurers in East Asia--contact FCCEAS for access
Presenter: John Frank, Center Grove High School 

*Elementary School Life in Japan--contact FCCEAS for access  
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Falling Into the Dragon’s Mouth 2016 Freeman Book Award Honorable Mention
Presenter: Holly Thompson, author

A Girls’ Guide to the Islands
Presenter: Suzanne Kamata, author

*The Great Wave of Hokusai and the Great Wave of 3-11: Japanese Artists’ Responses to Nature--contact FCCEAS for access  
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hope and Community: Coming Together in Times of Disaster
Presenter: Leza Lowitz, author

*The Impact of the 3/11 Triple Disaster on Folk Arts in Iwate Prefecture, Japan--contact FCCEAS for access  
Presenter: Emily Mukai

*Japanese Aesthetics: from Ma to Kata--contact FCCEAS for access  
Presenter: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS

*Japanese Tea Ceremony--contact FCCEAS for access  
Presenter: Yuko Eguchi, University of Pittsburgh

*Japan’s Textbook Controversy--contact FCCEAS for access  
Presenter: Ethan I. Segal, Michigan State University

J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965
Presenters: Shogo Oketani, author, and Avery Udagawa, translator
PDF icon J-BoysResourceGuide.pdf

*Life in Shikoku: Noodles, Pilgrimage, and More--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Midori Tagawa, The Williston Northampton School

Mapping Our Connections: Ties that Bind the U.S. and Asia
Presenters: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS and Karl Neumann, Dana Hall School

Monstrous Archipelago: An Introduction to Japanese Yokai
Presenter: Mindy Landeck, Austin College

*Musical Geography of Japan--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS

*October 10 in Taiwan and Japan--contact FCCEAS for access  
Presenter: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS

*O-Shogatsu: Japanese New Year’s Traditions Explained--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS

*Other Voices in Japan: South Asia--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Abida Adnan, Smith College

*Out of the Shadows: The Ainu of Japan--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Justin Hunter, University of Hawaii Manoa

Reconsidering the Japanese Constitution 
Presenter: Ethan Segal, Michigan State University 
These resources were recommended by Dr. Segal in the webinar:
Council on Foreign Relations, "Constitutional Change in Japan" https://www.cfr.org/interactive/japan-constitution/  
NCTA Class Apps, "The Japanese Constitution at 70: Part 1" and "The Japanese Constitution at 70: Part 2" http://nctasia.org/resources/class-apps/ 
Embracing Defeat, John Dower

*Rikuzentakata Two Years Later: An Update from the Field after the 3/11 Disaster--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Amya Miller

Sake, Sushi and Soft Power 
Pesenter: Dr. Lauren McKee, Berea College
Link to Dr. McKee's course syllabus: Japanese Food Politics.pdf
https://www6.nhk.or.jp/cooljapan/en/

*Sakura in Japanese Culture--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Anne Prescott, FCCEAS

Samurai: Fact and Fiction, (4/21/20)
Presenter: Ethan Segal, Michigan State University
Curriculum materials:
Books:
  • Japan: A Documentary History, vol 1, The Dawn of History to the Late Eighteenth Century, David J. Lu 
  • Japan Emerging: Premodern History to 1850, Karl Friday, ed.
  • In Little Need of Divine Intervention: Takezaki Suenaga's Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan, Thomas D. Conlon
  • Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Bushido: The Soul of Japan, Nitobe Inazo
  • Tale of the Heike, various translations
Related webinars:
Presenter: Willamarie More, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Somewhere Among
, 2016 Freeman Book Award Winner 
Presenter: Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, author

The Sound of Silence 
Presenter: Katrina Goldsaito, author

Stories of Global Trade: Asia and the Americas
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

*Teaching about March 11 and Japan’s Recovery--contact FCCEAS for access
Presenters: Kerianne Panos, MCML Consulting, and Robert Fish, Japan Society

Total Immersion: Exploring Tea Culture in East Asia 
Presenter: Mindy Landeck, Austin College

What Do They Teach? Textbooks in the U.S. and Asia
Presenter: Nayun Eum Yokohama

*Yankee: A Conversation with author Leslie Helm--contact FCCEAS for access
Presenter: Leslie Helm, author

Japan in WWII

*Background for the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Chronology--contact FCCEAS for access
Presenter: John Frank, Center Grove High School

*Pacifism in Japan: Kagawa Toyohiko--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Tom Hastings, Japan ICU Foundation

The Cost of Peace: Okinawa's Post-WWII History
Presenter: Jacques Fuqua, Texas A&M University-Commerce

From Beirut to Jerusalem...to Hiroshima? The Middle East, Peace Building and Japan's "City of Peace" Presenter: Ray Matsumiya, University of the Middle East Project

General Douglas MacArthur: WWII in the Pacific
Presenter: James Zobel, MacArthur Memorial

Grenade, 2018 Freeman Book Award Winner
Presenter: Alan Gratz, author

Hiroshima Hibakusha: Sufferings of Survivors, Actions for Peace
Presenter: Masaya Nemoto, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine's Photographs from Ground Zero
Presenters: Ron Eisenman, Rutland High School and John Frank, Center Grove High School

The Last Cherry Blossom
Presenter: Kathleen Burkinshaw, author

The Life and Times of General Douglas MacArthur
Presenter: Amanda Williams, MacArthur Memorial 

Midnight in Broad Daylight
Presenter: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War 
Presenter: Susan Southard, author 

The Nuclear Family
Presenter: Ari Beser, author

Okinawa Before the Dawn: The Island’s History Before 1945
Presenter: Jacques Fuqua, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Peace Education Through Sadako's Cranes
Presenter: David Janes, US-Japan Foundation

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story, 2016 Freeman Book Award Honorable Mention
Presenter: Caren Stelson, author

Shaping the Future Emperor through English Language Lessons: Elizabeth Vining and Crown Prince Akihito Presenter: Cynthia Daugherty, Seinan Gakuin University

The Story of Nagasaki Hibakusha (A-Bomb Survivor) Mr. Katsura Shigeyuki
Presenter: Yoko Fujimoto

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story
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resenter: Marc Tyler Nobleman, author

*Through Children’s Eyes: Hiroshima--contact FCCEAS for access 
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

*CONTACT FCCEAS TO VIEW THESE WEBINARS.