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In this open forum for inquiry and exchange, all members can ask and answer relevant questions about any aspect of Japan Studies or educational practice, including research, resources and pedagogy. Questions can include in-depth supporting information. Over time, we hope that these questions will accurately reflect a wide range of the interests and teaching experiences of the community.

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Japanese Lesson 5: Four Useful Verbs


Learn the verbs: to eat; to drink; to see/watch; and to listen/hear in this lesson.

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Japanese Literature and the Environment


Dr. Karen L. Thornber of Harvard University gives an overview of Japanese literature and the environment starting with the Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves, Japan's oldest surviving poetry anthology from the 8th century, to modern day reactions to the March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and earthquake.

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Japanese Lesson 4: Going to a Destination


Learn how to construct a simple sentence expressing where you will and will not go as well as asking someone where they are going.

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Japanese Lesson 3: Days of the Week & Month


This lesson covers the days of the week and days of the month.

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Japanese Lesson 2: Numbers 1 - 100


This lesson covers basic counting in Japanese from 1 to 100.

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Japanese Lesson 1: Introductions


This lesson covers eight basic Japanese greetings that are used regularly throughout the day.

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Moto's Kitchen: Recipe 15 - Bento


Learn some simple guidelines to help you create a delicious and visually appealing bento (Japanese lunchbox).

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Personal Testimonies – President Harry Truman’s grandson and a Korean atomic bomb survivor


The video introduces striking testimonies by Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry Truman's grandson, and Jong-Keun Lee, a Korean native residing in Japan and a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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Japanese Entryway


A short video of a typical entryway in a Japanese home.

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Japanese Bathroom


A short video showing features of Japanese bathroom, shower, and kitchen, including environmentally friendly, high tech features.

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