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1 Introduction to Japan: High School The Institute for Japanese Studies

2 Where is Japan?

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7 National holidays New Year's Day: January 1 Coming of Age Day:January 15 (for those 20 years old) Foundation Day:February 11 (founding of Japanese State) Vernal Equinox:March 21 Keep Japan Green Day:April 29 (remember Emperor Showa) Constitution Day:May 3 (celebrate Japan's constitution) Children's Day:May 5 Respect for the Aged:September 15 Autumn Equinox:September 24 Health Sports Day:October 10 Culture Day:November 3 (celebrate Japan's heritage) Labor-Thanksgiving Day:November 23 Emperor's Birthday:December 23

8 Japanese money %E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB: JPY_coin1.JPG wbs.com/himitu/images/osatu.jpg

9 Age GradeEducational establishments 3-4 Kindergarten Kindergarten ( 幼稚園 Yōchien) Special school Special school ( 特別支援学校 Tokubetsu-shien gakkō) Elementary school Elementary school ( 小学校 Shōgakkō) Compulsory Education Junior high schoolJunior high school / Lower secondary school ( 中学校 chūgakkō) Compulsory EducationLower secondary school High schoolHigh school / Upper secondary school ( 高等学校 kōtōgakkō, abbr. 高校 kōkō) Upper secondary school College of technology College of technology ( 高専 kōsen) _Japan Education in Japan

10 School Calendar: April 1 – March 31 April 6 Opening Ceremony April 6 Opening Ceremony April 9 Welcome Party April 9 Welcome Party April Health Examination April Health Examination May Midterms May Midterms June 4 Sports Festival June 4 Sports Festival July 1-6 Final Examinations July 1-6 Final Examinations July 7 Proficiency Test July 7 Proficiency Test July 17 Closing Ceremony July 17 Closing Ceremony July-August Summer Camp July-August Summer Camp Example: Takashima High School (Tokyo, Japan) 2009: September 1 Opening Ceremony October Midterms November School Trips December 7-10 Final Examinations February 19 Proficiency Tests March 2-5 End of Year Exams March 8-9 Ball Games March 13 Graduation Ceremony March 25 Convocation Graduation Ceremony for new students

11 Introduction and Greeting おはよう / おはようございます。 おはよう / おはようございます。 Good morning/Good morning sir/miss.Good morning/Good morning sir/miss. わたしのなまえは _____ です。 わたしのなまえは _____ です。 My name is _____.My name is _____. こうこう ___ ねんせいです。 こうこう ___ ねんせいです。 I am in the __th grade.I am in the __th grade. しゅみは _____ です。 しゅみは _____ です。 My hobby is to _____.My hobby is to _____.

12 Life of a High School Student - In the case of Yu Mizushima From the Japan Forum.

13 Hi! I’m Mizushima Yu

14 Growing up Photo album made by Yu in the first grade Photo album made by Yu in the first grade [Top] several months [Top] several months [Middle] 4 years [Middle] 4 years [Bottom] 6 years [Bottom] 6 years

15 Taking pictures

16 Things I like and treasure

17 My Family

18 My father

19 My mother

20 My sister

21 Photography club friends

22 Classmates

23 My town: Yokohama [Top] Minato Mirai 21 area [Top] Minato Mirai 21 area [Center L] Kannai Dist. Center of municipal govt. offices [Center L] Kannai Dist. Center of municipal govt. offices [Center R] Yokohama China Town [Center R] Yokohama China Town [Bottom L] West exit Yokohama Station [Bottom L] West exit Yokohama Station [Bottom R] National Hwy #1 running through [Bottom R] National Hwy #1 running through

24 Getting up at six Room: 2 nd floor Room: 2 nd floor Gets up at 6:00 am Gets up at 6:00 am Futon Futon Amado Amado

25 Having breakfast

26 Washing my face

27 Putting on my school uniform Summer and Winter ensembles Summer and Winter ensembles Loose-socks Loose-socks

28 Leaving home for school “Itte Kimasu!” “Itte Kimasu!” Genkan Genkan

29 Changing my shoes

30 Chatting with Tanabe sensei

31 Homeroom

32 World History

33 Practicing moves in P.E.

34 Eating obento

35 English

36 Cleaning up the classroom

37 Developing pictures

38 Stopping by at a convenience store

39 Taking a piano lesson

40 Dinner time

41 Cleaning the bathtub

42 Studying

43 Relaxing

44 Going to sleep

45 Thank You !


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