In our semester one unit of study of modern Japanese history we reached the point where Japan’s imperialist ambitions were about to lead to that country’s involvement in the Pacific theatre of World War Two. In this ten weeks long unit of study we will continue on with Japan’s history in the twentieth century, first by considering the different stages of the Pacific War with emphasis on Japan’s involvement in that conflict. Because of the close proximity of this war to Australia, some emphasis will also be placed on selected aspects of the conflict that involved our nation. At the conclusion of World War Two, we will consider how a devastated Japanese nation that was occupied by the United States for a number of years, was subsequently able to bring about an amazing economic miracle that saw that country quickly rebuild and rise economically to become one of the leading industrial economies in the world.
Coordinator: Vince Black
Venue: AWCC, 63 High Street, Wodonga
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm (Term 4)
Starting: 9th October 2019