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    Personal Statement 1) General Statement Embracing cultural differences can stimulate our minds in ways that challenge us to understand the world from different perspectives. Captivating young minds to become knowledgeable about other ways of living, as well as improving cultural awareness, is essential to dissolve the artificial barriers that separate us. It would be a privilege to play a part in such an important affair. My interest in Japan was aroused in 2014 when a friend introduced me to a YouTube channel focused on Japanese culture. The channel’s presenter was a JET programme participant who still lives in Japan. From that point onwards, I developed a curiosity towards Japan, which has consequently led to an admiration for Japanese culture. A particular aspect of Japanese culture that has intrigued me is the etiquette and mannerisms displayed within society. This sets Japan apart from all the other countries that I have visited. I travelled to Japan for two weeks in the summer of 2016 in order to obtain a first-hand perspective of the culture that I had become so deeply fascinated by. In addition, I wanted to have an opportunity to visit Japan to confirm my desire to apply for the JET programme. During my trip, I was captivated not only by the respect and etiquette displayed but also the smoothness and efficiency of everything that I experienced. All of my expectations were exceeded and I was left with a sense of wonder, and a desire to further immerse myself in the…

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    supposed to sound similar to two “S’s” (SS, or esstsett), and in the german alphabet “V” sound similar to the letter “F” and “W” sounds like the letter “V”. Japanese is written in two different writing systems, neither alphabetic. The kanji system derived from the Chinese, it uses characters that correspond directly to words that were pronounced either in Japanese or as they would be in Chinese, but most of the character are Homonyms, words that sound similar and written the same way, or they…

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    “alphabetic” writing system. Chinese and English use a “logographic” writing system. English and Chinese use an “alphabetic” writing system. Chinese uses a “logographic” writing system. 通し番号01-040: Classroom instruction (80-90 words) (Narrator): Listen to a college linguistics professor talk to a class. (Man/Woman): Last week, we talked about “logographic” and “alphabetic” writing systems. Let’s review quickly. In “logographic” systems, each letter represents a word or a concept. In…

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    The Japanese 1110 Class

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    Everyone studies seriously, which pay attention to the class and hard working. The way that the teacher teaching is helping the student. Learning the language of different countries is another country is both interesting and hard things. The Japanese 1110 class starting in the autumn of 2017, the student will meet twice a week on Monday and Wednesday except the lab on Thursday, basically is the foundation of all Japanese classes which is focus on the development of communication, writing and…

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    Initially called Toyeda, it was changed after a contest for a better-sounding name. The new name was written in katakana with eight strokes, a number that is considered lucky in Japanese culture. For these reasons "Toyota" was chosen as the company's name. CAMRY: the name That comes from the Japanese word kanmuri for Crown. It’s an apt name for the car, which as the best-selling car in America for 12 years straight, really can claim to be a jewel in Toyota’s crown. However, when it comes to…

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    (KOICHI ,2010) Japanese have used Chinese characters in writing system for a long time, there are differences between Japanese and Chinese language culture. Apart from using Chinese character, Japan also use Hiragana and Katakana to write. To compare with Japan, Hong Kong people mainly use Chinese characters for writing. Pronunciations of Japanese and Chinese are also different, some Japanese single words enunciate polysyllabic, Chinese words only enunciate monosyllabic, in particular, Chinese…

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    languages. A statistic data from statistata.com proved that around 80% of English speakers are not native speakers. It confirms that English is learned by many other countries. A survey from Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore (2015) proved that 36.9% of the residences over 5 years speak English. Back in 2010, it was only 32.3%. Meanwhile, the population divisions of Singapore are Chinese 74.3%, Malays 13.3%, Indians 9.1%, and others 2.3% (DSMTIRS,…

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    and morphological, issues and ages is just a consequence of human biology. This issue of age is often just a consequence of longitudinal study and when the participants are mentally and physically healthy. An exemplary study by Akamatsu (1998) details the orthographic effects of Japanese L1 on reading in English L2. In this case, the L2 is only English as a foreign language (EFL). The main issue in this study is the duration of two Japanese orthographies, not the age. For example, Kanji…

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    Ainu In Japanese Culture

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    relatively complex, it belongs to which language family, is inconclusive at present academia. Some scholars think that it belongs to the Austronesian languages, some scholars think it belongs to the ancient Asia and human language, which is a separate language. Because there is no text, Ainu language is used to write Japanese kana letters, in recent years, often use the Latin alphabet for writing, but the Ainu have not formed their own national unified standard language. [4] Ainu speech is…

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    Chinese language is one of first associations with China, which only confirms how big impact language has all over the world. The language of East Asia is divided into three language traditions, namely Japanese Chinese and Korean. What make the biggest obstacle is not the language itself but the writing system (Holcombre 2011: 16). Although those languages could hardly be more different from each other what unifies them is fact that they use writing systems which cannot be compared to any…

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