Educational Resources

The Society is dedicated to helping teachers find high quality resources to support their teaching about Japan and its culture. The JASP Education Coordinator keeps an updated list of internet resources as well as a list of organizations and companies which provide Japan-related materials. 

See below or call the JASP office at 412-856-8608 for resource materials.

For Teachers:

About Japan: A Teacher's Resource
Japan: Places, Images, Times & Transformations by the University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
American Association of Teachers of Japanese
East Asia Gateway for Linking Educators

Master Teacher Workshop: Picture This! Traveling Through Time with Japanese Art and Manga

Saturday, October 10, 1-3:00 PM EDT

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, University of Pittsburgh coordinating site invites teachers to learn about the “Journey along the Tōkaidō,” a series of engaging K-12 lesson plans compiled by East Asian Studies faculty at The Ohio State University with support from the Japan Foundation. This robust online teaching resource emphasizes change over time while comparing global cultures through the lenses of art and manga from Early Modern and Modern Japan (ca. 1800s to 1930s). Webinar participants will discover new ways to engage students in this exploration of Japan’s most important trade route, the Eastern Sea Route (the Tōkaidō), which has connected Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka since ancient times. Registration is required.

For Students:

Web Japan
Kids Web Japan
JFLA Resources for Students

The Sound of (Japanese) Music Online Mini Course
Produced in partnership with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, Pittsburgh National Coordinating Site
Koto: Its Music and Musicians, Yesterday and Today by Dr. Anne Prescott, Director, Five College Center for East Asian Studies
The World in a Single Sound - the Shakuhachi, its History, and its Music [essay] by Devon Osamu Tipp, PhD Candidate in Music Theory/Composition, University of Pittsburgh
Strings Revolution: History and Music of Shamisen and Geisha by Dr. Yuko Eguchi Wright, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh
Taiko: Tradition as a Basis for Innovation by Dr. Benjamin Pachter, Executive Director, Japan-America Society of Central Ohio


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