MSSU Themed Semesters Research Guide

A guide of library resources from current and past themed semesters at Missouri Southern State University

2021 Japan Semester

From the International Studies Japan Semester website:

For just the second time since MSSU began celebrating themed semesters in 1997, a country has been chosen twice for the honor. The Fall 2021 themed semester focuses on Japan, 20 years after we first highlighted the Land of the Rising Sun.

China is the only other country to be featured twice, in 1997 and 2007.

With a population of nearly 125 million, Japan is the 11th largest country in the world. Geographically, it is slightly smaller than California and ranks 63rd in the world.

Japan boasts the world’s third biggest economy, behind the United States and China and ahead of Germany. Although Japan’s role as a global power cannot be disputed, it is the country’s culture and tradition that makes it fascinating for so many Americans.

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