Japan's Foreign Policy Today and the

 70th Anniversary of the End of WW II

Teachers of World History, International Relations, American History -

  • Japan's foreign policy is on the edge of major change
  • Japan is America's important ally in the Pacific
  • Discuss Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's State Visit to the U.S. April 28, 2015

Final Top Ten Presentation Open Today!
Join us to learn more about this pivotal moment for the Pacific in this 50 minute presentation by renown specialist on Japan, Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science; Director, Toyota Research Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University; Senior Research Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation


Our Top Ten Series

Each program runs 30 to 60 minutes and delivers content and context on East Asia today. Other programs available: 



with Charles Armstrong


 JAPAN in the Early 21st Century

with Carol Gluck 


CHINA in the 21st Century

with Lu Xiaobo 



with Duncan McCargo 



with Gray Tuttle 



with Robert Barnett 


with Gerald L. Curtis 



How to Participate

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The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is generously funded by the Freeman Foundation as a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. 


NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. Asia for Educators (AFE) receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education and from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

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