But they can't compete with video games or the need to cram for school classes." href="/1991-09-09/news/vw-1568_1_school-children">A Vanishing Folk Art Tells Japan's Story : Culture: Storytellers surrounded by children on Japan's busy streets show pictures and sell sweets.
One group is fighting back with an 'I Love Rice' campaign, promoting new products like rice pizza." href="/1990-04-01/business/fi-1107_1_love-rice">Rice May Be Part of Japan's Culture, But Fewer Are Buying It : Food: Japanese are eating less rice every year.
The Influence Of Chinese Culture On Japanese Culture
A knowledge of the language will give you direct access to Japanese film, animations, and comic books, give you insight into the special terminology used in your favourite martial art, help you understand the cultural basis for kamikaze training and the origin of the samurai warrior, and develop your ability to order sashimi like a native at your favourite Japanese restaurant!