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[Session 4] Modern Japan 1860-2000: December 1, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
[Session 4] Modern Japan 1860-2000: December 1, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

[Educator Program] Individually priced sessions - #4

Rapid Economic Growth

Participants will investigate Japan’s economic miracle between the post-WWII period to the end of the Cold War in the 1960’s and 70’s. This session will examine the rapid growth Japan had to become the second largest economy in the world through the cooperation of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and banks. Participants will have the opportunity to hear first hand experiences of being a corporate business man at that time, from current Japan Society President and former President of Mitsubishi Corporation North America, Mr. Motatsu Sakurai.

Economic Decline in Contemporary Japan (1991-2000)

In the afternoon session, participants will continue to explore Japan’s period of economic stagnation called the “Lost Decade”. Participants will analyze the extent and measurement of Japan’s setbacks, the economic effect of the Lost Decade and how Japanese policy makers continue to grapple with its consequences 25 years later. By comparing the 1965 Olympics to the 2020 Olympics, participants will analyze Japan’s social and economic impact that the Olympics had and will have on the country.


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