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Elementary Japanese Class

Elementary Japanese Class

 This video illustrates one typical pattern used in Japanese language classes in lower elementray schools.  The students are completing a drill in which they summarize a story.  The focus is both on reading comprehension and proper writing style, as well as on writing hiragana (one form of syllabic writing) and limited numbers of Chinese characters properly.

Video filmed courtesy of the Obu International Association and the Obu City Board of Education in Aichi Prefecture.
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