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Tune in Japan: Global Connections

Reviewed by Henry Kiernan As the high school companion piece to Tune in Japan: Approaching Culture Through Television, this film is unique in its frank portrayal of how the Japanese are attempting to solve contemporary social problems. Each problem is discussed openly, and direct reactions from Japanese teens provide viewers with a unique, personal understanding of the effects of both the problems and solutions. The greatest strength of this film is its ability to evoke in the viewer a sense of...

Film Review Essay, Resources

Tune in Japan: Approaching Culture Through Television

DISTRIBUTED BY THE ASIA SOCIETY 725 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10021-5088 212-288-6400 1997. 45 MINUTES. COLOR Reviewed by Henry Kiernan Whenever visiting a new place, whether in the United States or abroad, we want to learn as much as possible about its important places, artifacts, and cultural traditions. After spending a day touring sights and enjoying local cuisine, I must admit that just before going to bed, I like to turn on the hotel room television to view popular programs. I realize...

Feature Article

Asia and the Voluntary World History Standards: A Teacher’s Perspective

During the famous turning point scene in Shakespeare’s King Lear, the King cries out, “I am a man more sinned against than sinning.” Almost two years after Lynne Cheney’s op-ed criticisms in The Wall Street Journal (note 1) and Rush Limbaugh’s call “to flush the history standards down the toilet,” it is painfully clear to the more than six thousand teachers, historians and parents who worked on developing and reviewing the national history standards that their work was unfairly car...

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