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

The USC U.S. - China Institute, Japan Society New York, and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) are offering 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?