JAPAN
CONTENTS
About Japan
Geography
Japanese Style
Japanese Manners
Japanese Foods
ABOUT JAPAN
Language: Japanese
Population: 127 million (2008)
More than 99% Japanese, less than 1%
Korean
Location: Far East, Asia, island nation
~10 hours plane ride to Tokyo
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JAPANESE 日本語
• Good morning: おはようございます
• Hello: こんにちは
• Excuse me: すみません
• Yes: はい
• No: いいえ
• Thank you: どうもありがとう
• Goodbye:さようなら
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san, sama
Kun
chan:
sensei: for teachers, doctors and other people with a
higher education
GEOGRAPHY
Area (small)
Area (small)
145,902 square miles
Population (high density):
127,288,419 (2008 est)
JAPANESE STYLE
Clothing
Japanese people used their traditional clothing in
the past, now they wear it just in special
occasions.
• Yukata “for men”
• Kimono “for women”
• Zori “sandals”
Yukata
Kimono
Zori
JAPANESE MANNERS
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• Greeting: bowing
JAPANESE MANNERS
Using Chopsticks – do not:
Point with chopsticks
Stab with chopsticks
Rest chopsticks on a plate
Search with chopsticks
Shovel with chopsticks
Move chopsticks around from one
dish to another
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JAPANESE MANNERS
Rules for wearing shoes:
• At a Japanese house,
wear slippers provided
by the host.
• In a room with tatami
floor, remove slippers.
Wear only socks or go
in bare feet.
• When using a restroom,
wear special toilet
slippers. Leave the
house slippers outside
the door.
FOODS
Usually includes seafood, rice, soy
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Sushi / Nigiri: small rice with
fish
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Noodles: udon, soba
(need to slurp)
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Traditional desserts/snacks:
daifuku, senbei
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Traditional drink: green tea
JAPANESE SPORTS
Sumo
Martial Arts
Kendo 剣道
Baseball - 野球
Judo柔道
Karate 空手
ACTIVITY
• Using chopsticks
• Eat senbei
• Coloring
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