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Living in Japan
저자: Craig Sower and Mitsuko Tsuda  |  출판사: Pro Lingua Associates
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정가 : 11,000원
판매가 : 9,900원(할인율 10.0%)
적립금 : 500원 (판매가격의 5% 적립)
ISBN : 9780866471060
페이지 : 70쪽
판형 : 140*216mm
출간일 : 1999
배송비 : 2,500원 (20,000원 이상 주문시 무료배송)
주문수량 : 권/개





페이스북
Living in Japan - 2nd Edition
by: Craig Sower and Mitsuko Tsuda
ISBN: 978-0-86647-106-0

This is a detailed introduction to the culture of Japan written by Craig Sower, who lives in Japan with his wife Mitsuko.

"All students who come to Japan to study in the Friends World Program receive a copy of Living in Japan in their orientation packets as soon as they arrive in Kyoto. Not only does it provide the necessary basic survival information for new arrivals, but it also presents a clear and insightful perspective into the values and mores of a very complex society. Anyone being introduced to Japanese culture, whether for business or education, will find that this book will ease their way. From an academic standpoint, it is invaluable in helping our students process, analyze, and make connections within the different areas of Japanese culture."
Barbara Stein, Director, East Asia Center, Friends World/ Long Island University

Like many who have chosen to make Japan their home for a short time or longer, we have watched in dismay as some of our foreign friends have gone home bewildered or confused. Apparently, one of the reasons they have grown frustrated with their stay and have left is that Japan has not met their expectations. And so, this book was written for people who are planning to work in or visit Japan, as well as those who have recently arrived in Japan, in the hope that if they have a more realistic idea of what to expect, they will get more out of their stay.

We think Japan is a great place to live in, but we also recognize that adjusting to Japan can be difficult, especially for visitors who are outside of their country for the first time. We believe that visitors to Japan will enjoy things more if, right from the start, they are able to laugh at themselves and learn from the "culture bumps" that they will inevitably encounter. Culture bumps occur when one feels uncomfortable when coming into contact with the values or assumptions of a different culture. This could include anything from driving on the opposite side of the road , to giving students passing grades regardless of their performance in school. In these circumstances the visitor may think, "Gee, this is different; there must be some mistake." Well, yes and no. Yes, it is different. No, it is not a mistake. Some things are obviously different-highways and toilets, for example-but so are political, educational, and social practices and institutions. So, if your knuckles go white, your face turns red, and you start grinding your teeth when confronted with differences, you are probably experiencing a culture bump.

Culture bumps are the result of false expectations. We have noticed that some newcomers arrive predisposed to putting Japan on a pedestal, others to dismissing Japanese culture out of hand. Both expectations oversimplify things, and when reality sets in, disappointment follows.

From the outset we want to state clearly that when we discuss Japan and the Japanese we do not mean to imply that Japanese culture is superior to others or vice versa. We are presenting the common features of Japan and some of the issues that can cause miscommunication between Japanese and foreigners. We are not attempting to characterize these features as right or wrong; we are trying to describe them, not evaluate them. We also recognize that they do not apply to all members of society.

There are a lot of good, in-depth books about Japan on the market. Although we can help you by introducing you to some basic information about Japan, we encourage you to use the sources in the back for further study. In this book, the chapters do not need to be read in order, so you may take a look at the table of contents, see which areas interest you most, and read those first. The first two chapters are very concrete and deal with getting around and facts about the country. Chapters 3 and 4 are about culture and manners and hence more open to interpretation. Chapter 5 is a brief introduction to survival Japanese. Chapter 6 contains a glossary of important terms and Japanese words. Finally, addresses, phone numbers, and suggested readings are in Chapters 7 and 9. "Chapter" 8 is a somewhat more detailed map of Japan that the one given in Chapter 2. It gives the names of many of the important cities and towns and shows all of the islands of Japan in relation to the other countries in the region.

  1. Introduction ix
1. First Steps 1
  1. 1.1 Money 1
  2. 1.2 Food and Restaurants 3
  3. 1.3 Hotels and Accommodations 4
  4. 1.4 Telephones 6
  5. 1.5 Postal Services 7
  6. 1.6 Transportation 7
  7. 1.7 Entertainment and Sports 8
  8. 1.8 Shopping 10
  9. 1.9 Health and Medical Care 11
  10. 1.10 Immigration and Employment 13
  11. 1.11 Electricity, Conversion Tables, and Miscellaneous 15
  12. 1.12 Publications 18
2. Country Facts 19
  1. 2.1 People 19
  2. 2.2 Geography and Climate 19
  3. 2.3 Map 20
  4. 2.4 History 21
  5. 2.5 Religion 26
  6. 2.6 Economy 27
  7. 2.7 Government 28
  8. 2.8 Holidays and Festivals 29
3. Culture, Values, and Customs 32
  1. 3.1 High- and Low-Context Cultures: Confirmation vs. Information 32
  2. 3.2 Communication: Honne/Tatemae 34
  3. 3.3 The Group: Village Society and Wa 35
  4. 3.4 The Individual: Sympathy, Fairness, Self-Control, Duty 37
  5. 3.5 Relationships and Hierarchy: Soto/Uchi 38
  6. 3.6 Time 40
  7. 3.7 Space 40
  8. 3.8 Privacy and Personal Contact 41
  9. 3.9 Education 42
  10. 3.10 The Arts 43
  11. 3.11 Family Life 45
4. Manners 46
  1. 4.1 Politeness 46
  2. 4.2 Bowing and Handshaking 46
  3. 4.3 Shoes 47
  4. 4.4 Dress 48
  5. 4.5 Bathing 48
  6. 4.6 Gift-Giving and Thank-Yous 50
  7. 4.7 Invitations 50
  8. 4.8 Eating and Drinking 51
  9. 4.9 Tea 51
  10. 4.10 Houses 52
5. The Japanese Language 53
  1. 5.1 Some Basic Information 53
  2. 5.2 Pronunciation Guide 54
  3. 5.3 Daily Phrases and Restaurants 55
    1. Daily Essentials 55
    2. General Phrases for Restaurants 55
    3. Drinks 56
    4. Izakaya Food 56
    5. Sushi and Sashimi 58
    6. Yakiniku Restaurants 59
    7. Chinese Restaurants 59
    8. Cafes and Family Restaurants 60
    9. Fast Food Restaurants 61
    10. Transportation 62
    11. Signs 62
    12. Money 62
Glossary 64
Addresses and Phone Numbers 66
Detailed Regional Map of Japan 68
Bibliography and Suggested Reading 70








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