Japan Webinars

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

Basho and the River Stones (04/06/2021)
Presenter: Tim J. Myers, author
In collaboration with the University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia
Resources for Bashō and the River Stones April 6, 2021.pdf

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

Implementing Peace (11/4/20)
Presenter: Sarah Campbell

Indigo Girl (11/12/20)
Presenter: Suzanne Kamata, author

The Japan Disasters Digital Archive: An Archival Tool for Researchers, Educators and the Community (11/5/20)
Presenters: Andrew Gordon, Harvard University; Katherine Matsuura, Harvard University; Anthony Zanin, Hutto, TX High School; Thomas Mueller, California University of Pennsylvania

*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

Lost Japan (2/10/21) 
Recording link Co-sponsored by the UMass Fine Arts Center Asian Arts and Culture program.
Presenter: Alex Kerr, author

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

Midnight in Broad Daylight (11/11/20)
Presenter: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author

Midnight in Broad Daylight
Presenter: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author

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

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

No Steps Behind (11/17/20)
Presenter: Jeff Gottesfeld

*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

Sports in Japan: The Olympics and More (3/16/21)
Presenter: Dr. Robin Kietlinski

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

Presenter: Amy Stanley, author

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

Ties that Bind: Japanese in New England (and beyond) (7/27/20) 
Presenter: Dr. Gary Mukai, Stanford University

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

Ukiyoe: Depictions of the Tōkaidō (2/9/21)
Presenter: Dr. Andreas Marks, author of Japan Journey, Asia curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Presenter: Dr. Ethan Segal

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

Presenter: author Susan Southard  


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

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