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Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development

Geopolitical Japan: Security, Society and Economy

Independent Study: Oct 14—29, 2022
In-Person Session: Oct 29, 2022, 9 am–3 pm

This professional development course explores contemporary Japan through asynchronous online video lectures, readings and in-person sessions. Educators are invited to delve into how Japan can be understood within a global context and how “Japan-specific” content can be used to raise awareness of social issues faced by American students.

Partner Programs

Representing Japan’s Rise

September 17, 9 am–12:30 pm PT (12–3:30 pm ET)

This workshop is presented through a collaboration between Japan Society and the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.

Onsite at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA or online via Zoom

Okinawa in Focus: 50 Years After Reversion to Japan

October 1, 9 am–2 pm CT (10am–3 pm ET)

This workshop is presented through a collaboration between Japan Society and Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH).

Onsite at Rice University, Houston, TX

U.S.-Japan Relations And Japan In U.S. Pop Culture

October 15, 9 am–12:30 pm PT (12–3:30 pm ET)

This workshop is presented through a collaboration between Japan Society and the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.

Onsite at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA or online via Zoom

Representing Japan’s Rise

September 17, 9 am–12:30 pm PT (12–3:30 pm ET)

This workshop is presented through a collaboration between Japan Society and the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.

Onsite at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA or online via Zoom

Okinawa in Focus: 50 Years After Reversion to Japan

October 1, 9 am–2 pm CT (10am–3 pm ET)

This workshop is presented through a collaboration between Japan Society and Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH).

Onsite at Rice University, Houston, TX

U.S.-Japan Relations And Japan In U.S. Pop Culture

October 15, 9 am–12:30 pm PT (12–3:30 pm ET)

This workshop is presented through a collaboration between Japan Society and the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.

Onsite at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA or online via Zoom

Japan Society Education programs are supported by a generous grant from an anonymous funder and The Norinchukin Foundation.

Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor; Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); ORIX Corporation USA; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; Hiroko Onoyama; The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; and Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II.