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November 16, 2014

Japanese Culture

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1. Class #56, Group 4, 조정현, 이아영, 나카무라 사키, 최유락

2. Glossary
transportation : a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
brew : drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
animation : the making of animated cartoons
rock : a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
provincial : characteristic of the provinces or their people

3. Text
Our presentation is about Japanese Culture.
First topic is transportation. There are many kinds of transportation. There is a high speed train similar to Korea’s KTX. Its name is SHINKANSEN[1].

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Its maximum speed is about 280km/h but it’s safer than other kins of high speed trains. And Japanese subway is so complex. There are many kinds of express lines and normal lines. Subway lines connected to all train lines. Japanese taxis are very expensive. Basic charge is 700yen~800yen(7000 won) and after 10PM 20% more charge is imposed. Surprisingly, it has an automatic door. When passenger get off the taxi, drivers open the door.

Second topic is Japanese Sightseeing. Osaka, the second largest city of Japan, is only two and a half hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen. OSAKA is a city on creating a unique culture. In particularly the unique food culture of Osaka has prospered. You know that Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki are the food of Osaka.

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In addition Osaka used a provincial accent. For example “love” the word in Japanese is “aishiteru” but Osaka people use “aishitende” . Japanese men like a woman who uses Osaka a provincial accent. [2]

Third topic is Japanese popular culture. First, Japanese animation.

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Japanese animation is very famous in the wowrld. Japan was investing to anmation long time. consequently , japan is top country of the world in animation. Major Work is “The Spiriting Away Of Sen and chihiro”. This movie won in “ACADEMY AWARDS”.[3] I very impressed this movie. Second, Japanese popular music. Japanese popular music based on rock. I love to it. because I playing bass guitar in band. I love to japanese rock’s soft sound like a “L’Arc-en-Ciel”. Listen to L’Arc-en-Ciel’s “drivers high”. This music very good for me.

Last topic is Japanese food. There are many kinds of Japanese food. Typical food of Japan is Susi. Susi is a food covered with fish, egg, or laver over rice mixed vinegar. Susi is famous all around the world.[4] Another food is Ramen. Ramen is a noodle food. When
make Ramen we use noodle, soup brewed pork, green onoin, boiled egg. There are many kinds depending on local. Typical Ramens are Soyu Ramen, Miso Ramen and Donkots Ramen.[5] Last food is Tempura. Tempura is a food fried seafood, vegetable. Typical materials are shrimp, squid, eggplant, sweet potato, chili, pumpkin. But materials are not limited.[6]

4. References
[1] http://terms.naver.com/entry.nhn?docId=1119261&cid=40942&categoryId=32194
[2] http://blog.naver.com/japansisa/110172415349
[3] http://terms.naver.com/entry.nhn?docId=2073111&cid=42621&categoryId=44436
[4] http://terms.naver.com/entry.nhn?docId=1164226&cid=40942&categoryId=32138

[5] http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EB%9D%BC%EB%A9%98

[6] http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EB%8D%B4%ED%91%B8%EB%9D%BC

5. Discussion Questions
– Do you know about Japanese Culture?
– What is your Favorite Japanese food? Why?
– Are there any places in Japan that you want to go to?

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