Week 7: Human Relationships June 1-7



  • Ch. 23, Pg 187-194 “Seniority Rules in Japanese Relations,” Sempai-Koha 先輩ー後輩
  • Ch. 24, Pg 193-200 “Japanese Group Consciousness,” Shudan Ishiki 集団意識
  • Ch. 26, Pg 217-222 “Dual Meanings in Japanese Human Relations,” Uchi to Soto 内と外
  • Ch. 10, Pg 95-102 “Japanese Social Obligations,” Giri 義理


Interview: a non-Japanese who has visited Japan. Discuss their impressions. Offer insights from your Japan 102studies.

  • 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.


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

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