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					About JAPAN
    Series 3
Public Transportation
             Train / Subway
 Not sure how much time you have to go
  around.. But,
 Subway is very useful to get
  destination in Tokyo
    – But there are so many lines
   Check a subway map before going
    – http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwaymap/p
      df/routemap_en.pdf
Metro map
 Touch Screen




 Coin insert




  Bill insert



Change correct

 Ticket correct
                                     Rush Hour
   Although train comes every two
    minutes during rush hour, it exceeds
    capacity of the train (200%)




   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97dPSFLHZo&feature=related
          Caution for Male!
   Weekday, woman only coach runs!
                  By the way…
   Local/tacit rule
    – Speaking cell phone in train, subway, and bus
       • Not allowed in general


   Escalator
    – Tokyo area: stands on the left side
    – Osaka area: stands on the right side
Accommodation/Hotel
    Japanese business people
   Often, Japanese business people work
    overtime.

   Therefore, many business people miss
    the last train.

   What do they do after closed public
    transportations? (?_?)
Case1: Go to a capsule hotel
   There are many cheap hotels near the
    stations.

   The hotels are called “Capsule Hotel”.
Capsule hotels
Case2: Go to a coffee house with
     a comic-book library
   There are also many coffee houses with
    comic-book library near the station.

   This coffee houses open twenty-four
    hours.
a comic-book library
Education
          School System
 Primary school: 6years (6-12)
 Junior high school: 3years (12-15)
 High school: 3years (15-18)


 University: 4-6years
 Junior collage: 2years
 Technical collage: 2-4years


                – Compulsory education (6-15years old)
                     School Year
 The new term starts in April
 Term System (Primary, Junior, and High)
    – Most of school in Japan use 3 terms system
      • 4,5,6,7: Term 1
         – 8: Summer break (4weeks)
      • 9,10,11,12: Term2
         – 12-1: Winter break (2weeks)
      • 1,2,3: Term3
         – 3-4: Spring break (2weeks)
    – Currently, moving to 2 terms system
    – Most of Uni in Japan use 2 terms system
      • Similar to semester system
      • 4-10: term1, 10-3: term2
 School Life (junior and High)
 Five-day school system (Mon-Fri)
 1 class: 50min (usually)
    – 10min break between classes
   4 classes in morning
    – 8:30 ~ 12:00
   2 classes in afternoon
    – 13:00 ~ 15:00
School Life (junior and High)
   Most of schools have uniform
    – Uniform for school




    – Uniform for physical education
                    Exams
   Two exams in a term
    – Midterm
    – Final


   Grading
    – Between 1 and 5 (5 is the best)
    – Never heard GPA in Japan
                After School
   Case 1: Club Activity
    – There are many clubs in school
    – Very active
    – example..
      • Soccer club
      • 6:30am-8:00am, 3:00pm – 7:00pm (till sunset)
      • Every day (includes Sat, Sun, breaks, holidays)
               After School
   Case 2: Part-time job
    – @ fast food, restraint, convenience store…
    – ¥hourly base: ¥650-1,000/hour

    – Some schools restricts: part-time job
                After School
   Case 3: Study
    – @ private school
    – Popular in Japan
      • example….
      • Went private school from grade 4
      • In junior high school, went to private school till
        10:00 pm after class
      • Prepared for entrance examination
                      Others
   Driving direction
    – Opposite to US
    – Be careful when across a road
       • Watch right side first before crossing
                        Others
   Electricity
    – 100V (Voltage)
       • US is 120V
          – Normally fine to use devices brought from US
          – Most of Laptop PCs support 100V – 240V
    – Shape of connector
                            Others
   Japanese Input Method
    – You may use computers in Japan, and
      input method may be in Japanese mode

    – How to type alphabets?
      • Check a task bar


        1. Click “あ”
                          3. Changed Input mode



                       2. Select (P)

				
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