Be a Cultural Consultant1 Watch “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Mr. Baseball” and take notes on cultural differences between Japan and Canada.2 To start, go to Japan-Guide.com http://www.japan- guide.com/e/e625.html and At Home in Japan http://athome.nealrc.org/menu/links.html But do some looking at the topics and do your own search too. Take notes (copy and paste in a word doc.) on interesting things in everyday life in Japan that are different from Canada. Print this out at the end of the computer based classes.3 Prepare a guide for westerners planning to live in Japan. This may take the form of a pamphlet, poster or guide book. Use the following as a check list for your project. It should: ____ Describe important features of a Japanese home (ie. Tatami mats, bath room setup, shoe etiquette, etc.) ____ Some interesting aspects of Japanese life (differences from Canada in bathing customs, dining etiquette, greeting conventions etc.) ____ It must explain the cultural attitudes which form the basis of why the Japanese do things the way they do them. ____ It must include some common Japanese phrases that will help the traveler. ____ It must have the name for your company, a company slogan and a logo. ____ It must use pictures or drawings to illustrate key ideas Cultural Consultant
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