This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Japanese Empire: From Politics to Baseball Tourism Evening Course Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0333B Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $25 Gen. Admission Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 5 Program Series: The Japanese Empire: From Politics to Baseball Find series tickets Resize text Mount Fuji At Kawaguchiko Lake in Japan Though it lasted for only 50 years, the Japanese empire forever changed the geopolitical balance in Asia and left a complex legacy that endures to this day. Historian Justin M. Jacobs takes you on a thematic tour of five fascinating topics in the history of the Japanese empire: politics, tourism, baseball, zoos, and video games. He provides a nuanced overview based on the latest scholarship and shares copious slides. Jacobs, a professor of history at American University, is the author of several books, including The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. Session Information Tourism After 1895, the Japanese state began to expand beyond its home islands to Taiwan, Korea, Manchuria, and Micronesia—and Japanese tourists followed close behind. Jacobs looks at how these colonies were acquired, the policies adopted to govern them, and how Japanese tourists interacted with lands and people who were at once both familiar and strange. He also explores how such interactions changed over the five decades of empire. Additional Sessions of Japanese Empire Series February 7: Himeji Castle and the Transformation of Japan February 21: Baseball February 28: The Tokyo Zoo March 6: Super Mario and Postwar Japan General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.