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Japan

Program Title: Globalfriends of Japan
EASC Code: JG-04
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
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Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
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Producer: Global Friends
Release Date: 1996
Running Time: 25 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Meet Reina! Get ready for an exciting real-life adventure in Japan! 9-year old Reina and her 12-year-old sister Yukari show you the fun things kids like to do in Kyoto. And what your life might be like if you were a Japanese girl growing up in Japan's ancient capital. Konichiwa! You'll meet Reina's family and her friends in a springtime frog hunt and discover special Japanese foods like sardines and soup for breakfast! Did you know Japanese children take off their shoes before entering their house or classroom? At school, you'll see how Japanese children learn to write 880 characters (compared to the 26 letter alphabet!). Reina takes you down ancient streets to her grandmother"s shop and an amazing temple. You'll see how Kyoto's famed dolls and kimonos are made, and even take part in the Hollyhock Festival's Aoi Matsuri parade! Everyone smiles in the same language. This delightful 25-minute video shows you the surprising differences that abound in Japanese culture, along with the deep similarities all children share. In an entertaining and educational way, Globalfriends of Japan opens the door to an engaging world your whole family will enjoy learning about."
Data Entry Date: 1/24/2000