Reading IIB

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At the end of the semester, students are expected to comprehend and interpret as many as they can LEVEL 5 READING TEXTS related, but not limited to Traditional Japan or Cool Japan of their own choice, which will provide them with reading skills necessary to achieve a TOEFL score of 450 or higher. 

 

 

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by Bazz lightyer on February 2, 2015
Unique Japanese Songs 5142035 Megumi Deguchi

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by Superman☆ on February 1, 2015
This article mention about TV commercial queen for 2014. Rola is TV commercial queen for 2014. Two years ago winner is Emi Takei. Rola is model and TV talent. She appeared for 14 companies commercial. Incidentally, on the men’s side, winner is Sho Sakurai I like this article because I like Rola. Rola is very beautiful. I want to become like her. reference http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/rola-is-tv-commerc...

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by Superman☆ on February 1, 2015
This article mention about world’s delicious food. Kinds of food that introduced are fish, sweets, meat, and so on. For example, in United States, buttered popcorn is very delicious. Another, in Thailand, salad called “Som tam “ is very famous and delicious. There are many delicious food around the world. I like this article because I like food. After read this article, I want to eat butter garlic crab in India.

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by Superman☆ on February 1, 2015
Akashi Kaikyo bridge is the largest suspension bridge in the world. A total length is 3,911 m. A height of main tower is about 300 m. This bridge connects the Kobe on Honshu and Awaji islands. Currently, the length of this bridge has been registered in the Guinness World Records. I have seen and been through Akashi Kaikyo Bridge many times, because my grandmother’s house was Awaji islands. I think this bridge is very beautiful in night.

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by Batman★ on January 31, 2015
This year’s (2014) kanji character is“zei.” It meaning is“tax.”It reasons is increase for consumption tax. Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, drew it. The second most popular character was 熱, meaning is fever. I liked this article because I was looked forward to choose this year’s kanji. http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/%E7%A8%8E-chosen-as-kan...

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by Batman★ on January 31, 2015
In 1983 registration for UNESCO World Heritage of Taj Mahal. It is one of the most popular for all over the world. It built about twenty years and work for more than 20,000 workers from India. Taj Mahal is built by Shah Jahan. When he died in 1666, he was buried next to her. I like this article because I think that he was very romantic person but I couldn’t understood for not monogamy. http://www.history.com/topics/taj-mahal

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by Batman★ on January 31, 2015
Yukata is very famous when the summer festival. Wearing a Yukata can be difficult. Yukata is the leisure wear, wore primarily at home. In the past, Yukata was worn after coming out of the hot spring. There are a lot of kind Yukata. I liked this article because I often wear the Yukata when I go to fireworks display. I think that Yukata and Kimono is Japanese tradition afresh. http://japantravel-bmj.com/feel-the-summer-breeze-in-yukata/

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by dom on January 29, 2015
This article writes about mistake of Honda. The mistake is air bag. A lot of car has the mistake air bag, so Honda should immediately say sorry and do repair, but they didn’t say immediately. they call safety improvement campaign to repair. I think this article is sad because I was trust Honda and I ride car of Honda but first Honda didn’t say we made mistake, so I can’t trust Honda.  

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by Mariechan on January 29, 2015
This article wrote about Beatles cover band in Japan. Their playing in a pub. This pub is looks like old style British pub. This band will play six famous Beatles songs in each set. And two songs of which are requests. So many Beatles fun visited this pub. I like this story, because I like Beatles song. So I want to go this pub and I want to see their performance. Reference Jaoan Today(Apr.20, 2009)  Beatles remain in Japan

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by Bazz lightyer on January 29, 2015
This article was written about coming of age Day. It is held on the second Monday of the year. The woman usually wear kimono and the man wear suits. It is different how to do ceremony each area. When people become 20 years old, change the own life. I like this article because I want to become adult. I will be able to do my life different now.

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by Mariechan on January 29, 2015
This story wrote about Christmas. Japanese Christmas is different from other country.  Most Japanese is not Christian. So originally Japan have not this culture.  Japanese think Christmas is romantic day. So many Japanese couple spend together in this day. I like this story because Christmas will coming soon and my birthday is near the Christmas. Reference Go Go Japan  Japanese Christmas   http://www.gojapango.com/culture/christmas.html

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by Flash on January 29, 2015
I read Hanyu retains Grand Prix Final title. This article is about retains Grand Prix Final title to Hanyu. He skate with a personal best score.  He was collision with another skater during warm-ups at the Cup of China last month. But this time, he retains his title.  I like this story, because I support him. His age is same as me. However, he has various great titles. So I want him to more active than now.  Sorry this article's reference was not able to watch. 

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by tas on January 29, 2015
This article wrote about “Big Hero 6” of Disney’s new movie. This was based on one of the Marvel comic, so the writer thought makes a Disney Pixar Marvel. Bay-max is a care robot made by Tadashi who is Hiro’s brother. Hiro is main character in this movie. We can laugh and weep by watching this movie. I want to watch this movie. Bay-Max is very cute. This story’s locale is San Fran Sokyo. It is fictional place that is based on Tokyo in Japan and San Francisco in America. It is very interesting. I want to go to there, but I can’t.

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by Mariechan on January 29, 2015
This article wrote about Yuzuru Hanyu. He is very good skater. But last month he collided to Chinese athlete and he received very big damage. But he took very good score and he will participation in NHK Trophy. So everyone pay attention that his recovery. I like this story because he is very good ice skater. Reference The Japan Times (Non 25, 2914) Grand Prix Final places on line at NHK Trophy

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by Batman★ on January 29, 2015
Mt Fuji is world heritage site. There are Fuji five lakes is the around Mt Fuji. There are Yamanaka lake, Shoujiko, Motosuko, Saiko and Kawaguchi lake. Kawaguchi lake is the biggest than five lakes. Kawaguchi lake autumn leaves starts from November to mid-December. I liked this article because my hometown is Yamanashi so I love Yamanashi, I went to Fuji five lakes. http://japantravel-bmj.com/kawaguchi-lake/

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by Superman☆ on January 29, 2015
Himeji castle is the largest that remains in Japan. Another name is “Shirasagi castle”. The donjon is about 31.5 m in height, over 46 m including the stone wall. Now, this castle is repaired. It will complete in 2015. My hometown is Himeji, so I see it every day. I like it because it is very large and beautiful. I’m proud of Himeji castle. reference http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/castles/himeji.html

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by Batman★ on January 29, 2015
Mt Fuji is one of the most iconic symbols of Japan. It is most popular all over the world. A lot of foreigner and Japanese people climb but it is very dangerous because Mt Fuji is very high so some people will make condition bad. The climbing season for Mount Fuji is between the months of July and August. Recently Mt Fuji have UNESCO. I liked this article because my hometown is Yamanashi so I always looked at Mt Fuji but I didn’t climb Mt Fuji, I want to climb Mt Fuji. http://japantravel-bmj.com/mount-fuji/

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by J-U on January 29, 2015
This story about the Hanyu Yuzuru joined competition in Spain.but he bump into other player , he had injury at the his head.   However ,he won this competition. So some other skate player ‘s skate is very interesting. Therefore this competition is very interesting in Spain.I liked this story , because recently I interested in ice skate. It is very popular in Japan, so Japanese could won some competition. I enjoy that Japanese player’s skate. But I didn’t like this story, because he had injury. It looks like very heart.

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by Batman★ on January 29, 2015
Some of the best world class chefs have come to Japan to cook for its discriminating gourmets. There are eating and drinking establishments that price generally quite reasonable in the subway. There are some of the high class restaurants in Tokyo. Not only, it restaurant tender the delicious food but also located is the best. There are popular restaurants is the dining floors of department stores. I liked this article because I was helped in the subway’s restaurants, so I think that help to the tourist. I want to go high class restaurant in Tokyo.

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by Puppy on January 29, 2015
     Character bento is insanely popular in Asia and Japan in particular. Young mothers and some fathers have a enjoy time to craft special lunch boxes. Character bento is made to imitate the old tale’s creatures and animals.      I thought that I would like to make a character bento like this article. Also when I was a child, I wanted it make. Moreover I thought that the character bento of Kappa of photos is so cute. If I have a chance, I want to make it. Reference

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3 years 9 months ago

Hello Daichan! I read your article. I didn't know that Yosakoi began in Kochi. It is grate that I can know it. However I found some mistake in your writing. the mistake is amusing, my classmate couldn't keep a straight face, when he found it. Therefor, you correct it, please. Go for it!!

J-U

3 years 9 months ago

you could write very well, and you could explain history of festival of water in Kurume. I have never experience it, I wasn to visit it.

Reply to: My favorite city
3 years 10 months ago

Thank you for your writing. I live in Osaka too. I often go to Shinsaibashi and Nanba there are a lot of cheap cloth shops so I bought them it is very fashionable. My favorite cloths shops are Forever21, H and M GU and so on. My favorite restaurant is Mitsuya. Do you know there? I like this restaurant's omurice so if you go to there you should try it.

tas

Reply to: My favorite city
3 years 10 months ago

You should write more conclusion. Your writing was very good, so I couldn’t find any mistake. I live in Takarazuka city in Hyogo, so I often go there. I like Osaka, because the people who are very cheerful and funny live in Osaka. However, I don’t like clouded places. When I go to Umeda, I get tired. If you know a place where I can enjoy shopping, please tell me about it. My favorite food is Takoyaki. I like it very much. I think it’s one of the most famous Japanese food. I’m happy to know about your favorite place. Thank you.

J-U

3 years 11 months ago

I read this article, I thought we have to care more for our earth. Earth existence is seem to be for long time to come-but maybe not. I think it is sooner than we think, so I try to think about Earth. First I think I have to change, I want to protect the natural environment. I think everyone else should too. The most important thing is our conscious. “One for all, all for one” I want to make it important in myself. Then we should cooperate with other countries and I would like to keep the earth beautiful. I hope everyone can is able to spend a peaceful and happy life, because I think such a things are good for the earth.

3 years 11 months ago

I didn’t know about Earth Day before I read the article, I think that most Japanese people also don’t know about it. However I thought when I was reading this article that people must know what Earth day is. This article is written about the many challenges that we face in the 21st century if we want to have a sustainable world. However in order to solve it, global education, global communication and relationships are essential. The key to a better world needs cooperation between countries addressing environmental and climate change issues. I hope that all countries and the Japanese think seriously about the global environment and that Earth Day will be better known by the Japanese.

3 years 11 months ago

Earth day

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Meika Wada

http://newsactivist.com/en/classes/2015-earth-day-global-conversation

I read your article about the Earth Day. I think the Earth Day is a very important day because this is a day that we have to think about earth’s environment. Recently, global warming is progressing so we should think about earth more and protect earth ourselves. Most Japanese don’t know this day so I didn’t know it, too. I think we should spread it around more. I think if most people protect earth, we will be able to spent more comfortable life. For example, there are growing a lot of plants or using solar energy generation. It is easy things, so I think we can do that.I want to protect earth.

3 years 11 months ago

Earth day

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Meika Wada

http://newsactivist.com/en/classes/2015-earth-day-global-conversation

I read your article about the Earth Day. I think the Earth Day is a very important day because this is a day that we have to think about earth’s environment. Recently, global warming is progressing so we should think about earth more and protect earth ourselves. Most Japanese don’t know this day so I didn’t know it, too. I think we should spread it around more. I think if most people protect earth, we will be able to spent more comfortable life. For example, there are growing a lot of plants or using solar energy generation. It is easy things, so I think we can do that.I want to protect earth.

tas

3 years 11 months ago

I thought we have to think about our earth and our environment in this day. Our earth has a lot of environment issues, so we should do conversation about it. I think earth day is a day to think about what we should do to improvement of earth environment. People have different thinking about earth environment each cultures, so thinking about earth environment is very difficult. Thus, I think Global Education and Global Communication & Relationships are essential. They are considered to be vital to think about these issues. We should think about it in the day. Therefore, I guess earth day is important for our world and our earth.

J-U

3 years 11 months ago

I think the earth day is very important for us to understand what should we do protect to environment, and how do you protect the earth. Talk about what is broken Ozon. It is very dangerous for us to protect the Earth. The Earth day meaning is what we should do for the Earth. And this problem including global warming. And this article is clearly, and I can understand about Earth day. However, earth is broken by people, so people should think what we should do to protect the Earth. And I think we should tell for people about Earth day.

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