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Title Japan Up Close
15 Lessons on Society and Culture in Japanese

Author Mizue Sasaki

Price 2,700 yen (tax included)

ISBN 978-4-7890-1653-7

Published 2017-03-20

Read, speak, think.
Get to know Japan inside & out through a task-based approach.

Gain deeper, broader understanding of 15 topics through readings that explore them from diverse angles?past vs. present, urban vs. rural, domestic vs. foreign, and more?and through a rich lineup of tasks that are as fun as they are challenging.

・Motivation to learn is boosted by a diverse array of fascinating topics, ranging from basics such as geography, history, politics, and economy to new things like pop culture and robots.
・The readings of every unit help students to learn both written and conversational Japanese.
・English translations of the readings and many color photos are provided to aid understanding.
・Each unit can be studied as a stand-alone lesson, so those with limited time can just pick the parts they need to study/teach.

Unit 1: What kind of country is Japan?
Unit 2: City life, country life
Unit 3: Getting around Japan
Unit 4: Let’s eat!
Unit 5: Events for enjoying the seasons
Unit 6: Highlights of Japanese history you should know
Unit 7: Experiencing traditional culture
Unit 8: Modern culture and pop culture
Unit 9: Enjoying sports
Unit 10: The march of science and technology
Unit 11: Things we can do to save the earth
Unit 12: Education and children
Unit 13: Industrial structure and economy
Unit 14: Government and the constitution
Unit 15: Aiming for a multicultural society

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