Japan

Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima

Lesson Plan

President Obama became the first sitting United States president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, seven decades after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Have your students learn more about this historic visit by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now. Continue reading

Cleanup continues at Japan power plant five years after tsunami

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Over the past five years, radioactive contamination levels have decreased at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But they still pose a threat to the 7,000 workers who aid in the cleanup. Continue reading

Remembering Japan’s surrender to Allied forces — Class Activity

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Seventy years ago, Japan formally surrendered World War II aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan. The signing of the surrender agreement came 18 days after Japanese…read more

Nuclear Power Plant Failures in Japan Raise Safety Questions

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Radiation leaks and fires at Japan’s nuclear reactors following a massive earthquake and tsunami have refueled the debate over whether nuclear power is a safe…read more

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