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SOAS Language Centre

Lower Advanced Japanese Class Projects 2005

From April to June 2005, The Language Centre's LAJ students produced essays on Japan-related matters.

Cheryl Aldridge takes you to a brief tour of Japanese baths, decribing their history and cultural significance. Leana Coyle gives you an interesting insight into "Maneki Neko", colourful cats on display in many shops. Colin Keatinge talks about a Japanese literature giant, Kenji Miyazawa and his less-known works, while Daniel McDonald passionately argues for some restraint on the ever-increasing number of Katakana words. Finally Sharon Rapose admits that, before she visited Japan, she imagined the Japanese still wearing kimonos while working in skyscrapers.

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