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Japan for Kids

Author : Diane Wiltshire Kanagawa
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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

Author : Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan Roger Goodman
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In Japan today over 30,000 children are in the care of the state because their parents or guardians cannot, will not, or are not considered competent to look after them. Drawing on his long-term fieldwork in an institution for such children, Roger Goodman describes what happens to them in acountry that has no professional social workers and little tradition of adopting or fostering children in need of care, and explains how, in the 1990s, the convergence of several factors - in particular Japan's rapidly declining birth-rate, its signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of theChild, and its `discovery' of child abuse - led to a new role for child protection institutions which had otherwise scarcely changed over the past 50 years. In the process, he provides the first full account in English of the development and delivery of child welfare in the world's second largesteconomy.

Japanese Children Abroad

Author : Asako Yamada-Yamamoto
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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.

Games children sing Japan

Author : Gloria J. Kiester
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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

Author : Sybille Jagusch
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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

Author : Michael Rivera King
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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.

Japanese Children s Favorite Stories Book One

Author : Florence Sakade
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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

Author : Donald Paul Berger
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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.

Little One Inch Other Japanese Children s Favorite Stories

Author : Florence Sakade
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With this Japanese book for children, your whole family can experience the wonder and excitement that these well-loved tales bring to story time or bedtime reading. Welcome to a fantastic world populated by mischievous monkeys, a dragon king and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the ten enchanting stories collected in this Japanese children's book have been lovingly retold for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated in full color and packed with thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and valuable lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites and serve as an introduction to Japanese culture. Included are some of Japan's classic folktales: The Spider Weaver Little One-Inch The Badger and the Magic Fan Mr. Lucky Straw Why the Jellyfish Has No Bones The Old Man Who Made Trees Blossom The Crab and the Monkey The Ogre and the Rooster The Rabbit Who Crossed the Sea The Grateful Statues Readers of any age and background will find much to love and return to time & again in Little One-Inch And Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories.

Urashima Taro and Other Japanese Children s Favorite Stories

Author : Florence Sakade
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With this multicultural children's book, your whole family can experience the wonder and excitement that Japan's classic tales bring to story time or bedtime reading. Welcome to a fantastic world populated by lonely dragons, adventuresome boys, magical elves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the ten enchanting stories collected in this Japanese book for children have been lovingly retold just for today's readers. Vibrantly illustrated in full color and packed with thrilling adventures, funny discoveries, and valuable lessons, they're sure to become story time favorites. Included are some of Japan's best-loved stories: Urashima Taro The Fairy Crane The Dragon's Tears The Sandal-Seller The Robe of Feathers The Old Man with a Wen The Flying Farmer The Magic Mortar The Biggest in the World Why the Red Elf Cried Readers of any age will find much to love and return to time and time again in Urashima Taro & Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories. These traditional tales, although entertaining, also provide kids with an inclusive introduction to Japanese culture.