There is no charge for taking this course except for the cost of the three test books. However, there is a required $25 (US) deposit, to be received before the beginning of the classes. This deposit will be returned upon completion of the class requirements. Also, the course does not require any face-to-face interaction, so you can participate wherever you live.
This eight-week study program will highlight key Japanese cultural phenomena, and seek to ask how these cultural characteristics will or should influence the way we live and minister within the Japanese culture.
Format for Course:
i. The Japanense Mind, edited by Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno, $13.70 (paperback); $9.99 (Kindle Edition) at Amazon.
ii. Japan-Guide $0.00
iii. Operation Japan, CD version is now available from Don Wright. This is an updated version for $5 and linked with the internet. It includes pictures and greatly expanded content. Request for Operation Japan CD
RJC Video – One Lecture at RJC Video of Jack and Keiko Marshall’s message at the 2011 International RJC Conference..
3. Practical Application:
Two interviews with Japanese and one with foreigner. If a Japanese person is not available, a contact will be provided.
5. Visit a Japanese Church.
1. Weekly Observations (Approximately 200 words): Due every Saturday 11:59pm. “What I Have Learned.” This will be submitted on-line and posted on www.rjcnetwork.org, accessible by password only.
2. Students will read three reports from other students weekly and make comments.
3. Final Paper
7. Attend two Conference Call Discussions.
Week 1 Family/Gender Issues: Ryosaikenbo, Danjo Kankei, Ikuji, Ie
Week 2 Communication: Chinmoku, Aimai, Haragei
Week 3 Rituals, Religion: Omiai, Soshiki, Kisetsu, Iitoko Dori, Otogibanashi
Week 4 Cultural Concepts: Zoto, Wabisabi, Bigaku, Amakurari
Week 5 Cultural Concepts: Bushido, Do, Kenkyo, Gambari
Week 6 Human Relationships: Hedataru to Najimu, Honne to Tatemae, Nemawashi, Amae
Week 7 Human Relationships: Sempai-Kohai, Shudan Ishiki, Uchi to Soto, Giri
Week 8 Review
The spring of 2015 will be the first time this course has been offered at RJC Academy, but we are thankful that Anne