2020 Japanese Culture 2: Strategic approach to Japanese and culture 2QA

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Japanese language and culture courses
Yamamoto Hilofumi 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this class is to explore the difference by comparative methodology. And some uniqueness of the Japanese culture from the viewpoint of the international students will be discussed.

Student learning outcomes

The student may find the things which he/she had not noticed before taking this class. And the students may become interested in the matters related to the Japanese culture.


Japanese culture, Japanese people, Japanese language, literature, arts, music, cross-culture

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Discussion in a small group and presentation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Review from T51: Verbs, A Day in My Life Culture: Food Manner Activity: Natural Speech 6 How to use what you learn; Dictation week 9
Class 2 Culture: Manga and Anime Language: Particle 1; Verb conjugation: Cheet Sheet Activity: Natural Speech 7 How to listen to Japanese songs; Dictation week 10
Class 3 Culture: Learn words with food packages Language: Particle 2; Adjectives: Cheet Sheet Activity: Natural Speech 8 How to spend your daily life to increase learning chance; Dictation week 11
Class 4 Strategy: Monologue Activity: Natural Speech 9 Top 20 food taste expressions and relationships between culture and manner. How to keep speaking Japanese; Dictation week 12
Class 5 Strategy: Giving responses--Aizuchi words Activity: Do you want to have it? Motteru/Mottenai? Japanese caligraphy, Shuji; How to behave yourself as natural as possible; Dictation week 13
Class 6 Strategy: Expressing your feelings; Adjectives Activity: Do you know Godzilla? Shtteru/Shranai? Culture: Hanami/The party place keepers How to express your feeling in short; Dictation week 14
Class 7 How to make a short speech in Japanese at a party. How to make your final report. Writing a report. Dictation week 15

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Will be announced in the classroom.

Assessment criteria and methods

This class will judge your credit by pass or fail.
Students must present all class activities. No late comer can participate in this class.
All of presentation, report, participation, and visiting activities are required.
Students who miss any of above requirements cannot obtain any credit.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T501 : Topic Oriented Japanese 51
  • LAJ.T501 : Japanese Culture 1: Strategic approach to Japanese and culture

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Student's language level must be lower than basic or the equivalent level.
Students must speak in English.
In prior to the registration of this course, you must reserve your space at Japanese Language class online system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web) in advance.


You must reserve your seat of this class in advance using Japanese class online system (http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web). You will not be allowed to take a seat without your reservation.

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