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Japan : Then and Now

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From The Japan Times, the publishers of Genki (An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese), Japan : Then and Now is aimed at Japanese language learners (but not only!) who want to know more about Japan and its current situation.

Overview

A bilingual book to explain various aspects of Japanese society, culture and history in a way that appeals to both Japanese and foreign readers. Chapters cover such diverse topics as travel, customs, sports and Japanese character. There is an extensive vocabulary list that includes such terms as ramen, otaku and maid cafe.
The book contains over 20 dialogues based on actual conversations between Japanese and English speakers.

Book Structure

  • Chapter 1 :地理・気候(Geography and Climate)
  • Chapter 2 :歴史1(History 1)
  • Chapter 3 :歴史2(History 2)
  • Chapter 4 :日本観光(Travel Japan)
  • Chapter 5 :衣類・住居(Clothing and Housing)
  • Chapter 6 :食べ物・飲み物(Food and Drink)
  • Chapter 7 :祝日(National Holidays)
  • Chapter 8 :年中行事(Annual Events)
  • Chapter 9 :慣習・儀式(Customs and Rituals)
  • Chapter 10 :宗教(Religion)
  • Chapter 11 :スポーツ・余暇(Sports and Leisure)
  • Chapter 12 :美術・工芸(Arts and Crafts)
  • Chapter 13 :舞台芸術・音楽(Stage Arts and Music)
  • Chapter 14 :文学(Literature)
  • Chapter 15 :ポップカルチャー・マスコミ(Popular Culture and Mass Media)
  • Chapter 16 :日本人のこころ(Japanese Character)
  • Chapter 17 :政府(Government)
  • Chapter 18 :経済・産業(Economy and Industry)
  • Chapter 19 :家族問題(Family Issues)
  • Chapter 20 :変化と課題(Changes and Challenges)
  • 東京:日本の中枢(Tokyo: Japan's Heartbeat)

About this volume

  • Original Title : Japan: Then and Now 英語で語る日本事情2020
  • Language : Japanese
  • Translation : English
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 978-4-7890-1669-8