Have you ever wondered how the Pearl Harbor attacks are taught in Japan? What do Japanese students really learn about Pearl Harbor, anyway? It’s a fascinating topic of conversation, frequently presented to the international community over at Reddit, among other online forums.
Below are a few first-hand accounts – as well as a few accounts from teachers – about how the Pearl Harbor attacks are handled in Japanese schools. As Redditor ywja notes, Japan is not a monolith, meaning this or any other brief account is by no means what “the Japanese” think or feel about the topic. Nonetheless, it’s fascinating to hear first-hand how the topic is covered.