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astroboy anime image from late twentieth centuryEssay 
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This module focuses on late twentieth-century Japan, 1945-present.

Late twentieth-century Japan materials

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.


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