In this 12-week online course, we will consider the experiences of the people of Okinawa, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, both in war time 1945 and in post-1945 peace time. What can we learn from the experiences of these people? How have their experiences informed discussions in Japan about war and peace? How can we incorporate the voices from Japan in our classrooms? The objective of this course is not to debate who was/is “right” or “wrong,” but to carefully consider the experiences and voices of the people in Japan who were impacted by the events to be discussed.
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