Discovering Today's Japan by Laurie BlackstockDiscovering Today's Japan by Laurie Blackstock

Discovering Today's Japan

byLaurie Blackstock, Carla Zubot

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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Trillium Listed!Discovering Today's Japan is part of the Discovery series and introduces the reader to a land of great contrasts: Japan at the end of the 20th. century. The tremendous changes that have taken place in Japanese society since the end of World War II are examined and there is a special emphasis ontension that exists between the old and the new ways, the traditional and the modern. To get a clearer idea of how modern Japanese society works, the reader meets a Japanese family, the Hayashis, and watch them at work, at school and at play.Several full-colour maps that examine geographical features and the placement of urban and industrial areas are included. Separate chapters illustrate the effects that earthquakes and volcanoes have had on Japan. The book is beautifully illustrated with a wealth of full-colour photographs andillustrations. A variety of activities show young readers how to do things like make a paper kimono or fish kite, use chopsticks, build a miniature volcano, and write a haiku.
Title:Discovering Today's JapanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.15 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195413296

ISBN - 13:9780195413298

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 14


Table of Contents

1. Japan: Where Is It?2. Volcanoes3. Earthquakes4. Samurai Warriors5. World War II6. The Japanese Family7. Homes8. Something to Eat9. Japanese Clothing10. School Days11. Religion in Japan12. Festivals and Holidays13. Children's Festivals14. Martial Arts15. Sumo Wrestling and Baseball16. The Japanese Language17. Legends, Myths and Folk Tales18. Writing Haiku19. Japanese Theatre20. The Arts21. Music and Dance22. Government and Society23. Cities24. The World of Work25. Industry, Technology, and Trade26. Transportation27. Country Life28. Plant and Animal Life29. Nisei: Japanese Canadians

From Our Editors

Introduce your children to life in today’s Japan with this detailed and moving work from Laurie Blackstock and Carla Zubot. Readers will meet a Japanese family, the Hayashis, and watch them at work, school and play. Several maps show the geography of where they live in this beautiful country, while other sections talk about earthquakes and volcanoes in Japan. There are even activities so readers can make paper kimonos, use chopsticks or write a haiku.