Seminars & Short Courses

Reinventing Japan, 1945-1989: An NCTA Special Topics Course

As Japanese envoys stood on the deck of the USS Missouri to sign the WWII surrender in 1945, the world and the Japanese people saw a defeated and disgraced nation. Forty-four years later, in 1989, world leaders gathered in Tokyo to pay respects at the funeral of Hirohito, the Showa emperor who had led Japan into, through, and beyond WWII. Japan's trajectory during this period is a critical chapter in understanding Japan in the world, but one that is often skipped in a crowded curriculum.

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