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Obento Deluxe: Student Book (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Kyoto Kusumoto, Sue Xouris, Peter Williams
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 220 pages
Obento Deluxe is the new, revised edition of the first level, formerly called Obentoo 1. In this revised edition, sections are uniquely designed to correspond to the variety of dishes one would find in an obentoo (lunchbox). For example, the Teeburu manaa (table manners) section introduces students to important and interesting information about Japanese culture, while Gohan to okazu (rice and side dishes) show how words and sentences fit together and how they are used. In Obento Deluxe, students will learn everyday greetings, how to ask and respond to questions about where they are from, talk about their hobbies, etc. This level is split into 12 chapters and includes grammar notes, as well as Japanese-English/English-Japanese wordlists.

The Japanese Way, Second Edition

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Author: Rita Lampkin, Norika Takada
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
The Japanese Way is your handy guide to understanding how people from every corner of Japan think, do business, and act in their daily lives--helpful advice if you are traveling for business or pleasure. Organized alphabetically, the book is an indispensable reference to the common as well as the divergent cultural traits of the Japanese. The book shows you how the Japanese celebrate holidays, interact with one another, resolve daily problems, and view and deal with the outside world. You'll also get insight on the rich and varied historical traditions that have shaped the modern culture of Asia’s most progressive nation.