ERIC Number: ED418027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Japanese Radio Exercises. Revised.
This unit focuses on Japanese radio exercises which became popular in Japan just after World War II and are still used among students and workers in companies to help raise morale and form group unity. The exercises reflect the general role of exercise in Japanese culture--to serve as a symbol of unity and cooperation among the Japanese, as well as to raise energy levels and encourage good health. The purpose of the exercises is not to encourage students to become athletes but to push themselves and develop unity with their classmates. There are 13 exercises and a pronunciation guide. Students learn how to count from 1 to 10 in Japanese and to understand the cultural and historical context in which the exercises developed. (EH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials, Japanese Culture, Mass Media Use, Multicultural Education, Radio, Recreation, Social Studies
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013; telephone: 800-578-1114.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.