Thursday, May 1, 2008

Resource: Japan Society and About Japan

More resources for visual anthropologists, from Japan Society. The first is Japan Society's general web page; the second is a linked and sponsored resource dedicated to k-12 education.

Here is Japan Society's own overview from their web page:

Japan Society is the premier producer of high-quality content on Japan for the United States, offering over one hundred events annually in the performing and visual arts, business and policy sector, and education fields, as well as publications and online forums. Over the course of more than a century, Japan Society has evolved into an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan, and East Asia.

Link to Japan Society:

Here is a description for "About Japan" from their web page:

This site provides educators and specialists in Japan Studies a space for sharing, discussing and developing teaching ideas and resources about Japan, especially as they relate to K-12 classrooms. The site features thought-provoking essays; classroom-ready lesson plans; an area for asking and answering questions; resources including historical documents, maps and images; and member profiles. In addition to user-generated content, the editorial team will develop original materials organized around a theme. The first theme is “Imperial Japan.” We invite you to contribute materials of your own and join the discussion.

Link to About Japan: A Teacher's Resource:

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