Communicating with Japan
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain Japanese communicational behaviours and cross-cultural challenges
- critically analyse communicational differences and underpinning cultural and social issues
- apply strategies for successful communication with Japanese speakers
- synthesise research findings and formulate an argument on chosen topics
- compare and contrast the different cultural and communicative backgrounds when engaging with Japan
- Kawaii discourse
- Being 'decisive' and 'indecisive'
- Emotions across languages and cultures
- Formulaic expressions
- Lost in translation
- Japanese aesthetics
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This subject is designed to promote awareness and understanding of communicative patterns and behaviours in Japanese culture. The subject deals with Japanese cultural key words, language-specific rules and customs, and the relationship between culture and language. Focus will be on an analysis and exploration of similarities and differences in communication between Japanese and other cultures.
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