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A Case Study of Late Twentieth-Century Japan through Art:
Tezuka Osamu and Astro Boy

This module focuses on late twentieth-century Japan, 1945-present. Access the late twentieth-century Japan materials here:

For this lesson, you will need images of Astro Boy, to be projected or displayed in class. You  may also display other creations of Osamu Tezuka, whose work is widely available;  segments of the anime versions even appear on YouTube. Good sources of an image of Astro Boy include, in roughly declining order of usefulness:

This project is funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.


Copyright © 2008 Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado. Permission is given to reproduce this module for classroom use only. Other reproduction is prohibited without written permission from the Program for Teaching East Asia.