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Japanese Advanced Nuance (Reading)

Do you already speak Japanese but still struggle with written text? Do you try reading newspapers but get stuck trying to find the gist or logic? This course will teach you how to read the text as a whole while also understanding the message behind it. Current interviews, essays, fiction, etc. will serve as our class material.

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Dates & Times (Japan Standard Time)

12/02 (Thu),  12/09 (Thu), 12/16 (Thu), 12/23 (Thu)

19:00 – 21:00

Price

Overseas participants: 9,500JPY (tax excluded),

Residents in Japan : 10,450JPY (tax included)

Application deadline

12/1 (Wed) JST

Course Details

Understanding the specifics of written grammar and analyzing subjects and objects of sentences. Taking apart the overall logic of a Japanese written sentence. – Different ways to end a sentence (with verbs, nouns, etc.) – Subject and predicate in a Japanese sentence – Interpreting specific parts of speech – Japanese idioms

Scanning the news.

Understanding the specifics of written grammar and analyzing subjects and objects of sentences. Taking apart the overall logic of a Japanese written sentence.
– Different ways to end a sentence (with verbs, nouns, etc.)
– Subject and predicate in a Japanese sentence
– Interpreting specific parts of speech
– Japanese idioms
Working with words and phrases that often appear in journals and newspapers. Learning to decode various authors’ intents. – Commonly used written expressions and phrases – Modern Japanese slang – The flow of the argument – Verb tenses

Reading a newspaper article.
(with assignment)

Working with words and phrases that often appear in journals and newspapers. Learning to decode various authors’ intents.
– Commonly used written expressions and phrases
– Modern Japanese slang
– The flow of the argument
– Verb tenses
Learning how to investigate the contextual background, understand words with layered meanings and the general flow of the argumentation. – Understanding the context – Improving your vocabulary – Learning useful katakana words

Working with high-context essays. (with assignment)

Learning how to investigate the contextual background, understand words with layered meanings and the general flow of the argumentation.
– Understanding the context
– Improving your vocabulary
– Learning useful katakana words
Understanding the workings of Japanese literary sentences and the use of literary techniques in both modern and classical Japanese literature. – Types of writing styles – Metaphor usage – Kanji – Japanese gendered language

Reading Japanese fiction.
(with assignment)

Understanding the workings of Japanese literary sentences and the use of literary techniques in both modern and classical Japanese literature.
– Types of writing styles
– Metaphor usage
– Kanji
– Japanese gendered language

Instructors

JVTA Group CEO. An expert on freelancing, he has led JVTA in training over 1,000 translators and reviewed over 3,000 business books in his writing career. While establishing JVTA and building a vocational training program specializing in training video translators, he also created the Media Translation Center to provide translation services for subtitles and dubbing to support the employment of graduates. In 2008, the Los Angeles school was opened and in 2017, he established a Moscow branch office in Russia.

Naoki Niira

JVTA Group CEO. An expert on freelancing, he has led JVTA in training over 1,000 translators and reviewed over 3,000 business books in his writing career. While establishing JVTA and building a vocational training program specializing in training video translators, he also created the Media Translation Center to provide translation services for subtitles and dubbing to support the employment of graduates. In 2008, the Los Angeles school was opened and in 2017, he established a Moscow branch office in Russia.
Since apprenticing with JVTA’s CEO after his college education, Yuichiro made his professional debut as a writer for various large publications in Japan, eventually becoming an editor. He now works as a lecturer at JVTA while also teaching classes on logical reading and writing in Japanese at JLMI.

Yuichiro Maruyama

Since apprenticing with JVTA’s CEO after his college education, Yuichiro made his professional debut as a writer for various large publications in Japan, eventually becoming an editor. He now works as a lecturer at JVTA while also teaching classes on logical reading and writing in Japanese at JLMI.