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Series: Language and Culture: Japanese


A Gift Giving Culture

A Gift Giving Culture

There is no single word in the Japanese language for ‘gift’. Instead, every type of gift giving has its own name, which perhaps conveys how important a tradition the presenting and receiving of gifts is in Japanese culture. From mid-year...Show More
Japanese Baseball

Japanese Baseball

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan and, from the polite and respectful conduct of players on the field and spectators in the stands, it reflects the values of Japanese society itself. Featuring topical vocabulary and a wealth of...Show More
The Language of Respect

The Language of Respect

The culture of respect is one of the most important values in Japanese society. This video explores how respect is deeply rooted in communication – both verbal and non-verbal – between people of varying relationships and positions. Delving...Show More