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Cross Currents explores the rich, ongoing relationship between the U.S. and Japan over the past fifty years.

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The Japanese Electronics Industry
From transistor radios and color television sets in the 1960s, Japan developed a many-faceted electronics industry ranging from consumer electronics (more)

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Japan Through the Year
What happens at special times of the year in Japan, at school, at work, and in the community?


Work and Workplaces in Japan
How has work in Japan changed over the last 50 years?

An ornate box of food
Food and Agriculture in Japan
What do the Japanese eat? How is food grown and processed in Japan?


Education in Japan
What is it like to go to school in Japan?

A Japanese family, wearing formal kimono, gathers for a picture
Families and Home Life in Japan
How do families live in Japan?


Japanese Citizens in Action
How do Japanese participate in their society?


Cross Currents Through the Year
What holidays and seasonal activities do Japanese and Americans share?


Cross Currents in Work
How has work in Japan influenced work in the U.S.? How has work in Japan influenced work in the U.S.?

Pieces of sushi on a plate
Cross Currents in Food and Agriculture
How have American and Japanese food and agriculture influenced each other?


Cross Currents in Education
How has education in Japan influenced education in the U.S.? How has education in the U.S. influenced education in Japan?

A Caucasian father and Japanese mother pose with their children in formal kimono
Cross Currents in Family and Home Life
How have families in Japan and the U.S. influenced each other?


Cross Currents in Civil Society
How have citizens in Japan and the U.S. influenced each other?


The US Through the Year
What happens at special times of the year in the US, at school, at work, and in the community?


Work and Workplaces in the U.S.
How has work in the US changed over the last 50 years?

Three cheeseburgers
Food and Agriculture in the U.S.
What do Americans eat? How is food grown and processed in the U.S.?

A student studying from a textbook
Education in the U.S.
What is it like to go to school in the U.S.?

A family gathers in front of an outdoor grill
Families and Home Life in the U.S.
How do families live in the United States?


Citizens in Action in the United States
How do Americans participate in their society?