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SDHF Newsletter No.189 New History Textbook for Middle School (9)

New History Textbook for Middle School Students
Series No. 9, Chapter 5: Modern Japan and the World (Part 2)
The Taisho Period and first half of the Showa Period
–Sections 1

November 16, 2017

Series No. 9 contains Chapter 5, Sections 1.

Chapter 5, Section1: World War I and its repercussions
Topic 67– Japan’s participation in World War I
Why did World War I begin and how did Japan become involved in it?
* Excerpts from the Twenty-One Demands
Topic 68 –The Russian Revolution and the conclusion of World War
How did World War I change the world?
* Casualties of World War I
  Topic 69 – The Treaty of Versailles and postwar state of the world
How did the victor powers manage the aftermath of World War I?
Topic 70 – The rise of party politics and social movements
How did party politics evolve in Japan?
* Excerpt from the Founding Declaration of the National Levelers Association
* Attainment of Universal Suffrage
Topic 71 – US-Japan relations and the Washington Conference
What shifts occurred in US-Japan relations between the end of the Russo-Japanese War and the mid-1920s?
* Goto Shimpei
* Why Was the Anglo-Japanese Alliance Abrogated?
Topic 72 – City life and the democratization of culture
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the culture of the Taisho period?



Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact