Curriculum Links

Resources: Expressing an Opinion in Japanese

These articles compare how opinions are expressed in English and Japanese. http://www.cis.doshisha.ac.jp/kkitao/library/student/reading/pictures/pic_i_3.htm http://www.japanintercultural.com/en/japanesebusinessetiquetteguide/begToDisagreeHandlingDifferencesOfOpinion.aspx Page 24 of this booklet (page 26 of the PDF) talks about some of the cultural features involved in expressing opinions in Japanese. http://www.jetro.go.jp/costarica/mercadeo/communicationwith.pdf These resources could be used to teach students explicitly about Japanese culture, specifically...

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Resource: The Ainu Museum

In Stage 4: Moving Between Cultures, one of the outcomes is: “A student demonstrates knowledge of key features of the culture of Japanese speaking communities”. Students learn about “the importance of tradition to a sense of cultural identity and diversity within the culture” and students learn to “identify and explain...

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