Japan for Kids

The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Their Children Diane Wiltshire Kanagawa, Diane Wiltshire, Jeanne Huey, ... for English - language video and cassette tapes , most of which are marketed to Japanese children who want to learn English .


Author: Diane Wiltshire Kanagawa

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770023510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 399

View: 152

Includes entries for amusements, outings, travel tips, health care, shopping, education and activities. Designed mainly for those who go to reside in Japan, but would be good for travellers too.

Children of the Japanese State

The Changing Role of Child Protection Institutions in Contemporary Japan Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan Roger Goodman, Roger Goodman. phenomenon of coin - locker babies — children found abandoned in the luggage lockers of ...


Author: Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan Roger Goodman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019823421X

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 916

Over 30,000 Japanese children are in the care of the state. This study describes what happens to them in a country that has no professional social workers and little tradition of adopting or fostering children in need of care.

Japanese Children Abroad

It was in the late 1970s that educators in Japan started to take an interest in young returnees . They observed the process by which these children readjusted to Japanese society , and saw that this readjustment sometimes caused ...


Author: Asako Yamada-Yamamoto

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853594253

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 764

This book will be of vital interest to scholars in comparative psychology, the histories of Russian psychology and American psychology, to pastoral psychologists, and humanistic psychologists. The book sheds light on the differences between American and Russian mentality, and therefore may be of interest to social psychologists and political scientists and analysts. In this book twelve eminent psychologists discuss the changes in Russian psychology since Carl Rogers' seminal visit to the USSR in 1986. In the process they evaluate the effect of American methods of psychotherapy on Russian therapies in view of the differences between American and Russian mentalities. They discuss the roles of Russian academic, cultural, and literary traditions as well as Russian Orthodoxy in shaping those emerging therapies.

Ah So Japanese for Kids

Kids explore multiple languages with this series (currently 8 titles available), then pursue the ones that interest them the most.


Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635024349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 930

This fun introduction to Japanese teaches hundreds of words while entertaining kids with history, culture, humor and lots of activities. This foreign language series for kids makes foreign languages easy and fun with educational and entertaining history, trivia, humor, activities, and more. Children who begin learning a language at an early age improve their overall school performance, boost their problem solving skills, and gain a more in-depth understanding of their native language. Kids explore multiple languages with this series (currently 8 titles available), then pursue the ones that interest them the most.

Games children sing Japan

21 children's songs and rhymes ; with English and Japanese texts and explanatory notes Gloria J. Kiester. Subsequently , under Mason's direction , the institute published the first music textbook , Primary School Songs , Volume I ...


Author: Gloria J. Kiester

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 075793854X

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 949

Songs, games, rhymes, and fingerplays, with instructions and background notes for each selection; also includes background on Japanese music and history.

Japan and American Children s Books

Jagusch, Sybille A. “First Among Equals: Caroline M. Hewins and Anne C. Moore, Foundations of Library Work with Children.” PhD diss., University of Maryland, 1990. ———, ed. Japanese Children's Books at the Library of Congress: A ...


Author: Sybille Jagusch

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978822634

Category: Design

Page: 350

View: 475

For generations, children’s books provided American readers with their first impressions of Japan. Seemingly authoritative, and full of fascinating details about daily life in a distant land, these publications often presented a mixture of facts, stereotypes, and complete fabrications. This volume takes readers on a journey through nearly 200 years of American children’s books depicting Japanese culture, starting with the illustrated journal of a boy who accompanied Commodore Matthew Perry on his historic voyage in the 1850s. Along the way, it traces the important role that representations of Japan played in the evolution of children’s literature, including the early works of Edward Stratemeyer, who went on to create such iconic characters as Nancy Drew. It also considers how American children’s books about Japan have gradually become more realistic with more Japanese-American authors entering the field, and with texts grappling with such serious subjects as internment camps and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Drawing from the Library of Congress’s massive collection, Sybille A. Jagusch presents long passages from many different types of Japanese-themed children’s books and periodicals—including travelogues, histories, rare picture books, folktale collections, and boys’ adventure stories—to give readers a fascinating look at these striking texts. Published by Rutgers University Press, in association with the Library of Congress.

Child Guidance Centres in Japan

In M. Courtney, & D. Iwaniec (Eds.), Residential care of children: Comparative perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press. Goldfarb, K. (2012). Fragile kinships: Family ideologies and child welfare in Japan.


Author: Michael Rivera King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429773297

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 624

In contemporary Japan, 85% of children in alternative care remain housed in large welfare institutions, as opposed to family-based foster care. This publication examines how Japan has been isolated from global discourse on alternative care, urging a shift in social work and alternative care policies. As the first ethnographic account from inside child guidance centres, it makes a key contribution towards understanding the closed world of Japan’s social services; including the decision-making processes by which a child is removed from the family and placed into care. In addition, regional variation in policy implementation for alternative care is outlined, with reference to detailed case studies and a discussion around organisational cultures of the child guidance centres. Where foster care is constructed as anything other than professional, it is often seen as a threat to the child’s family-bond with their natal parent and therefore not used. Child Guidance Centres in Japan destabilises this construction of the family-bond as singular and discrete, highlighting new practices in alternative care. Child Guidance Centres in Japan: Alternative Care and the Family will be a vital resource for students, scholars of social work and Japanese studies, as well as practitioners and lobbyists involved in alternative care.

Child life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories

I have not mentioned all the games and sports of Japanese children, but enough has been said to show their general character. In general they seem to be natural, sensible, and in every sense beneficial. Their immediate or remote effects ...


Author: M. Chaplin Ayrton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734074967

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 261

Reproduction of the original: Child-life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories by M. Chaplin Ayrton

Japanese Children s Favorite Stories Book One

They have been loved by the children of Japan for hundreds of years, and have proven no less delightful to Western children, thus showing again that the stories that please the children of one land are likely to please children ...


Author: Florence Sakade

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462908103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 389

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one-inch tall—these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work, humility, kindness and good humor—"Once upon a time…" has never sounded so inviting. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of our all-time best-selling titles. With a new foreword, each story has been lovingly revised and reset, and all the sparkling illustrations appear in color for the very first time. With so many enchanting stories to choose from, young readers will have a delightful time deciding which is their very favorite. This classic book has had 51 reprints and sold over 175,000 copies since it was first released in 1953. Other titles in our growing series of Asian Children's Favorite Stories include Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories and Filipino Children's Favorite Stories.

Folk Songs of Japanese Children

FOR CENTURIES Japan was divided into many small provinces each having its own ruler, ruling class, customs, and, of course, its own songs. This isolation gave rise to a large variety of folk musicWäFhloe uta (children's songs) of Japan, ...


Author: Donald Paul Berger

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462912667

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

View: 299

This is a delightful collection of Japanese children's songs with lyrics, sheet music and cultural notes. Simple, singable, and engaging, the traditional songs of Japanese children combine the unique charm of Japan with the universal appeal of children's music everywhere. Some of the fifteen songs in this collection are current throughout Japan. Others are little known outside a small area. All have deep roots in history and tradition. Several are game songs that will be enjoyed by all children who have played "London Bridge is Falling Down" or "The Farmer in the Dell." Mr. Berger's commentary on each song illuminates many facets of Japanese culture; and his arrangements, with easy piano accompaniments, make the songs suitable for unison or two-part singing by children or adults. The complete Japanese text, in both Japanese characters and Roman alphabet, is included for each song, together with a singable English version and a literal translation.