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WE ARE FROM JAPAN! 


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 YUKI ITO 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Table
of
Contents
 
 Introduction .................................................................................................................................................3
 Come
Here! ...................................................................................................................................................3
 Fun
Things
Fun
Games ............................................................................................................................3
 Zoom!...............................................................................................................................................................4
 That’s
Delicious...........................................................................................................................................4
 Happy
Holidays! .........................................................................................................................................4
 Go
Festivals! .................................................................................................................................................5
 Best
Clothes ..................................................................................................................................................5
 High
High
Above!........................................................................................................................................5
 Talk
To
Me.....................................................................................................................................................5
 Glossary..........................................................................................................................................................7
 Index ................................................................................................................................................................8



Introduction



 Do
you
know
about
Japan?
If
not
this
is
the
book
for
you.
Be
 ready
because
I
will
teach
you
all
about
amazing
clothing,
 food
and
you
will
even
learn
about
the
amazing
activities
you
 do
in
Japan.
I
will
talk
about
holidays,
trains,
festivals
and
 lots
more.
You
will
learn
how
to
speak
Japanese.
When
you
finish
reading
this
book,
 you
will
be
an
expert
in
Japan.
 


Come
Here!



 Can
I
tell
you
about
Japan?
Well
if
you
said
yes,
read
this!
Japan
is
in
the
continent
of
 Asia.
It
is
a
very
skinny
country.
The
main
cities
are
Tokyo,
Osaka,
Nagoya,
Sapporo
 and
Kioto.
Most
people
live
there.
If
you
ever
come
to
Japan,
come
to
1
of
the
cities
 because
people
are
very
nice.
 
 Do
you
know
the
most
common
weather
in
Japan?
Well
these
are
some
things.
 Japan
is
hot
in
summer,
snowy
in
winter,
rainy
in
fall
and
sunny
in
spring.
When
 there
are
thunderstorms
it
is
strong.
Even
an
earthquake
is
very
strong.
Be
aware
 because
there
are
earthquakes
about
36
times
a
year,
but
don’t
be
afraid
just
hide
 under
a
table
and
stay
there
for
about
3
minutes.
You’ll
be
fine.
 
 
 


Fun
Things
Fun
Games



 “Oh
hi”
I
was
just
playing
games.
Do
you
want
to
play
fabulous
games
with
me?
 There
are
lots
of
things
to
do
in
Japan.
Here
are
some
very
famous
things:
yoyo,
and
 fishing.
You
will
fish
goldfish
in
festivals.
You
will
see
lots
of
people
doing
Judo
in
 Japan.
Come
and
do
these
things,
I’m
sure
you’ll
want
to
do
more
to
do
more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Zoom!
 
 Zoom!
Did
you
hear
that?
What
do
you
think
it
is?
 If
you
said
a
train,
you
are
right.
Trains
in
Japan
 are
called
Shinkansens.
Shinkansens
are
super
 fast.
There
are
3
kinds
of
Shinkansens,
Nozomi,
 Hikari,
and
Kodama.
The
fastest
is
Nozomi
and
the
 slowest
is
Kodama,
but
their
all
extremely
fast.
A
 Nozomi
can
go
6
miles
in
1
hour.
Come
and
ride
a
 Shinkansen
and
I’ll
bet
you
will
love
it.
 
 
 


That’s
Delicious
 
 “Quick
quick”
“I
want
to
eat
all
the
food
from
Japan.”
 Japan
has
lots
of
valueble
food.
Sushi
is
really
famous
in
 Japan.
It
is
rice
and
fish
on
top.
The
fish
on
top
is
called
 Sashimi
but
when
it
is
on
rice
it
is
called
Sushi.
You
eat
 Sashimi
with
soy
sauce.

The
snacks
are
very
good.
There
 is
yokan,
kasutera,
anninndofu,
and
lots
more
it
is
 endless.
When
you
finish
everything
you’ll
get
more
and
 never
stop.
 


Happy
Holidays!



 Do
you
like
holidays?
Well
I
sure
do!
In
Japan,
New
years
is
really
famous.
On
New
 years
day,
you
will
go
to
a
temple,
pray,
wear
fancy
Yukatas
and
eat
special
food.
On
 Christmas
kids
write
their
names
on
paper
bags
and
put
them
in
the
living
room
so
 they
can
get
presents.
Go
to
the
special
holidays!



Go
Festivals!



 Have
you
ever
went
to
a
festival?
Anyway
you’ll
love
the
Japanese
festival.
In
Japan,
 there
are
4
festivals.
Summer
festival,
Winter
festivals,
Fall
festival
and
Spring
 festival.
In
all
the
festivals
you
will
wear
a
Yukata
or
Kimono.
We
do
a
dance
called
 Bonodori.
You
will
also
do
yoyo
and
fishing.
Come
and
play
in
festivals,
and
play
a
 lot.
 
 


Best
Clothes
 
 “Hi”
Do
you
know
what
beautiful
clothes
there
is
in
Japan?
If
not,
 you
will
be
surprised
when
you
read
this.
Kimonos
are
made
out
of
 silk
and
are
for
Winter.
You’ll
only
wear
them
on
special
days.
 Yukatas
are
the
same
but
are
for
Summer.
Be
sure
to
wear
them
on
 the
right
occasions.

 
 Do
you
know
how
to
put
on
Yukatas
or
Kimonos?
Well
if
not,
you
 better
learn
how
to.
When
you
wear
one,
you
can’t
mess
up
because
 they’ll
get
bad.
First
you
put
it
on,
then
you
tie
the
rope
around
your
 waist
after
that
you
put
the
Obi
on.
Do
me
a
favor,
please
don’t
mess
 up.
 
 


High
High
Above!
 
 Have
you
ever
climbed
a
mountain?
You’ll
love
Fuji
mountain.
In
Japan
there
is
a
 very
high
mountain
called
Fuji
mountain.
If
you
climb
it
you
will
be
in
the
clouds!
 You’ll
be
wet
and
cold.
It
is
a
volcano
and
it
hasn’t
erupted
for
many
years.
You
cant
 climb
to
the
top.
It
is
the
highest
mountain
in
Japan.
Never
fall
of.

 



Talk
To
Me
 
 “Ohayagazaimas!”
Do
you
know
what
that
means?
That
means
good
morning.
In
 Japan
we
speak
Japanese.
You
will
hear
lots
of
the
following
words:
 Ohayogozaimas=Good
morning








Konnichiwa=hello









Arigato=Thank
you







 Ichi,
Ni,
Sann,
Shi,
Go,
Rock,
Shichi,
Hachi,
Que,
Jue=Numbers
from
1
to
10.
Now
you
 can
say
lots
of
words!
 



“Konnichiwa!”
“Nihow!”
Doesn’t
that
sound
the
same?
Well,
Konnichiwa
is
Japanese
 and
Nihow
is
Chinese.
Some
people
say
their
the
same
but
if
you
listen
closely,
there
 is
a
big
difference.
Most
people
say
Japanese
is
more
complicated
than
Chinese
but,
 it
is
about
the
same.
Do
me
a
favor
don’t
get
mixed
up.



Glossary



 Annindofu:
A
dessert
that
looks
like
Tofu.
 
 Bonnodori:
A
dance
that
you
do
in
festivals.
 
 Earthquake:
A
big
shake
on
the
ground.
 
 Japan:
A
beautiful
country
in
Asia.
 
 Kastera:
A
cake
that
is
yellow
and
brown.
 
 Kimonos:
A
beautiful
dress
made
out
of
silk.
 
 Mount
Fuji:
The
highest
mountain
in
Japan.
 
 New
Years:
A
holiday
that
you
celebrate
on
January
first.
 
 Shinkansen:
A
very
fast
train
in
Japan.
 
 Yukata:
A
beautiful
dress
made
out
of
silk.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Index



 
 activities,
3
 Chinese,
6
 clothes,
5
 clothing,,
3
 festival,
4
 festivals,
3,
4,
7
 food,
3,
4
 games,
3
 holidays,
3,
4
 Japanese,
3,
4,
6
 


Kimonos,
5,
7
 mountain,
5,
7
 New
years,
4
 Numbers,
6
 Talk,
5
 train,
4,
7
 trains,
3
 weather,
3
 words,
6
 Yukatas,
4,
5



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