My Japan by Etsuko Watanabe

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Come discover Japan. Yuko will introduce us to her family, her home, and her city. We ll learn what she does in school, how she celebrates holidays, and lots more.
From a typical bedroom and bathroom (two different kinds of toilets!) to a typical day in school (the students are responsible for cleaning it!), these snapshots of Japan are informative and interesting, presenting the questions and answers about the topics kids are curious about. Writing, Japanese holidays and customs, transportation, and s all here.

About Etsuko Watanabe

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Etsuko Watanabe was born in Tokyo and studied art in Japan and France. She is the illustrator of several books in France, and has also illustrated for magazines and designed jackets for CD and DVD covers.
Published March 1, 2009 by Kane/Miller Book Pub. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Yumi tries to explain the writing systems, using the difficult word “ideogram” to explain kanji, and the syllabic hiragana system is shown.

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Watanabe’s most valuable contribution may be to show a jumble of homegrown Japanese objects and foreign imports—e.g., the pageful of Japanese dishes with the plate of spaghetti and the hamburger included among them—a jumble that characterizes not only the Japanese experience, but the rest of the ...

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