04 Japan's Economic Miracle
During this unit we will study the following content:
- America's influence on Japan'a post-war recovery.
- Japan's place during the Cold War.
- The diversification of Japan's economy to becoming the second largest in the world.
- Cartoon source analysis.
- Evaluating cause and effect.
- Extended writing.
“Economic miracle” is the term given to describe the Japanese economy following WWII. This “miracle” occurred due to several factors including, but not limited to, investment from the United States and direct intervention by the Japanese government. Students will examine several documents to determine the causes and effects of the post WWII economic turnaround. This will be followed by an examination of economic growth in Japan through the 1980s.
Japan under American Occupation
The following is a History Channel Documentary that we will be referring too throughout the unit.
For lesson 1 of this unit watch from 6.00 to 15.00 minutes.