Week 3: Rituals, Religion May 4-10



  • Ch. 20, Pg 163-170 “Arranged Marriage in Japan,” Omiai お見合い
  • Ch. 25, Pg 201-216 “Japanese Funerals,” Soshiki 葬式
  • Ch. 11, Pg 153-159 “The Japanese Sense of the Seasons,” Kisetsu 季節
  • Ch. 15, Pg 127-134 “Adopting Elements of Foreign Culture,” Iitoko-Dori いいとこ取り
  • Ch. 21, Pg 171-179 “Folktales of Japan,” Otogibanashi おとぎ話



  • Interview a Japanese.
  • Discuss various topics from the book.


  • Pray daily for Japan and Japanese, using Operation Japan. Make a note in your blog concerning the information and/or your prayer.

Writing: Weekly Paper: “Impressions and Points from Your Reading”

  • 1. Interact with the discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
  • 2. Discuss how these cultural characteristics might affect your ministry with Japanese people.

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