- Learn about the Kimono,
the Japanese traditional clothing. How would you describe the
clothing? How is the man's kimono different than the woman's
kimono? What do the layers of clothing tell you about the climate
in their country?
- Read about the sounds
of the Japanese language. What meanings can "hashi"
have? How are they different? How could this affect learning
- Look at the Japanese
holidays and cultural events. Find out what holidays are
in the current month. Describe the festivities. Do you have a
similar holiday? Describe it.
- Also visit AskAsia
and check out the Activities. Play the language game or make
an origami bunny!
- Look at this map
of Japan. What does the square box in the bottom left hand
corner mean? What is the capital of Japan and what famous mountain
is it near? What countries are across the sea from Japan? Check
map from Atlapedia. Describe the land forms that make up
- What is the national
flower of Japan? How do Japanese people share the significance
of this flower? What is your state/province/national flower?
Why do you think it was chosen?
- Visit the Japanese
history page. Who were the samurai? What principles guided
their lives? How is this similar to the principles that guide
- What unique
and catastrophic event happened in Japan during World War
II? For lots of information, visit this Museum
and other links on this page.
- Visit the price
check page. Say you leave the airport for a ride in a type
1 taxi and ride for 2km. Then you stop and buy an English newspaper
and 10 pieces of chewing gum. Since you're hungry, you buy 3
donuts. Then, since you've lost your toothpaste, you buy the
cheapest you can get. Finally you find another taxi (this time
type 2), and ride back to the airport (assuming its the same
distance back as coming). How many yen will you have spent? 1968 yen (note: for the last trip they will
have to know the meters) Challenge: visit the currency
converter to see how many dollars you spent!
- Visit the Japan
Photo Gallery. What else can you pray for?
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