Japanese Language and Culture1
TeachersKOZONO KojiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 1credit
 Syllabus Number0A261

Course Description

This is the course of "Japanese and Japanese culture" for second-year international students. Specifically, We will read newspaper articles and specialized texts on specific topics, research related literature, and train them to output their ideas in Japanese. Through these activities, students will deepen their understanding of the language and culture of Japan, as well as cultivate the Japanese proficiency necessary for conducting classes and research at universities.
This lesson is related to study objectives 1, 2 of general basic subjects.

Course Objectives

The goal of the class is to be able to read a variety of Japanese language and culture texts, and to be able to present and write opinions on specific topics in "correct Japanese." In addition, We aim to gain useful hints on our major studying, and finding employment in the future while deepening our understanding of Japanese culture from our own perspective.and We will be able to learn the manners of how to listen speech of others ,and will be able to learn the askig expression. This is one of the important goals of this class.

Grading Policy

There will be no final exam in this class.We will evaluate grades by comprehension of the term-end report (50%) and the attitude in class (50%).Regarding the "discussion", "presentation"and"short report".

Textbook and Reference

TextbookThere is no specific text in this lesson.
Distribute the print as necessary.We use the Japanese-dictionary and notebook in this class.


① In the first week, dictation is performed and the prints are distributed, so there is no need to prepare for the lessons. Please try to establish the expression. (45 minutes or more every day)
② When making presentations, please carefully read the materials, practice expressions and vocabulary pronunciation before participating in the class. (Over 120 minutes)


The class plan may be changed depending on the student's situation. Try not to be late for class. This course is designed on the assumption that students will take the course all year with "Japanese Language and Japanese Culture 2".


1 Orientation
Setting the goals by students themselves
2Disasters and Japan(dictation and reading the text)
3Disasters and Japan(discussion,writing a short report)
4Foreign words in Japanese(dictation and reading the text)
5Foreign words in Japanese(discussion,writing a short report)
6Regional disparity and downstream society(dictation and reading the text)
7Regional disparity and downstream society(discussion,writing a short report)
8Japanese performing arts(dictation and reading the text)
9Japanese performing arts(discussion,writing a short report)
10Folk tales and folk tales(dictation and reading the text)
11Folk tales and folk tales(discussion,writing a short report)
12Halle, Ke and Kegare(dictation and reading the text)
13Halle, Ke and Kegare(discussion,writing a short report)
14group discussion
15Summarize of lecture.Review of the achievement of the goal by the student themself.