The measures of the quantity of leisure time presented here are based on information drawn from national and International Time Use Surveys. Participants to these surveys fill diaries over a number of days. Information from these diaries is then aggregated into a standard activity classification, with the sum of minutes spent in various primary activities summing to 24 hours per day.
Japan born, US educated, language teacher. Dani September 28, at 5: In American schools, students also participate in a variety of after-school activities to express themselves. The difference is, Japanese schools seem to place tremendous pressure on success and performance during these activities, and also require students to focus on only one club.
Some Japanese schools require students to join at least one activity, and these activities often have long hours and punishing schedules.
Combine this with long, lecture style classes and you have students who cannot stay awake during class. It results in long days full of tedium, social pressure, and stress, often resulting in depression or suicide- enemies to learning, all. Students have no choice but to desperately cram to memorize information, spit it out under tremendous pressure during entrance exams, and forget it forever.
Everything that you are saying seems to disagree with what modern researchers believe about learning. Azbul August 9, at 7: It interest me as I would think one would learn better when in a positive state rather than before that positive state.
Emily B June 18, at I do agree that courses are highly based on the professor. In most of my classes, it was pretty bad to mess up a test, but not the end of the world for your grade. It depended on how the professor split things up.
Are there usually other assignments in addition to tests? Attendance for my acedemic lecture courses was pretty lax as long as you could take the test at the end and turned in your work. Though in most of the classes for my major, if you missed any more than 3 classes or were late 6 times, you automatically failed.
The expectation was also that for every hour in class, you spent an hour working out of class. But you could get away with anything as long as your work was good. I think that is an extreme, but many of my acedemic classes had final research presentations in front of the class or a group as well.
I am pretty curious about student life though, you mentioned part time jobs and group dates but I was wondering about the structure of the university beyond social activities If there is one at all? For example we were often encouraged by professors to use the Writing Center — a place you can schedule an appointment and an older student or faculty paid by the school will sit down with you for an hour to help you write essays or cover letters etc.
There was also a tutoring program for different subjects. Those are just two examples from my school but arre there similar types of programs in Japanese universities?
I had just been thinking because there are a lot of programs that I have to think must be pretty US only. For example, most universities I know have free clinics and counseling services.
Im thinking its probably something more necessary in the US because most college students are not able to pay for medical attention otherwise. In the end I always hope to just pass every unit I took because the expectations are high and there quite a lot of things require my attention.
I do not even have time to work a part-time job because the study alone has already taken so much time.There are some differences between American and Japanese schools, and these differences include the amount of school days that are attended by the children and the types of schools available, as well as the pressure exerted on the children in order for them to achieve good grades.
In Japan, the. Dating Differences Between America and Japan. In Japan, it's not strange if a woman asks a man out but in America, it seems that women tend to wait for men to ask them out.
By Yumi Nakata Feb 14, 3 . the sovereignty dispute over the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, and Shikotan, and the Habomai group, known in Japan as the "Northern Territories" and in Russia as the "Southern Kuril Islands," occupied by the Soviet Union in , now administered by Russia and claimed by Japan, remains the primary sticking point to signing a peace treaty.
Compare; Japan vs. United States; Government; Definitions. Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN).
Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted. Barack Obama, America.
the sovereignty dispute over the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, and Shikotan, and the Habomai group, known in Japan as the "Northern Territories" and in Russia as the "Southern Kuril Islands," occupied by the Soviet Union in , now administered by Russia and claimed by Japan, remains the primary sticking point to signing a peace treaty. Originally Answered: What are the cultural differences between Japan and the USA? Despite modernization and Western influence, the Japanese way of life is still worlds apart from American culture in several ways. Compare; Japan vs. United States; Government; Definitions. Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted. Barack Obama, America.
Understanding Differences Between Japanese and American Schools; Students Transportation Source: 鈴木 宏. There are no school buses as some may be used to in their home countries. Students tend to live close to the school which they attend, so walking and biking is the way 99% of kids will arrive for a day of study.
High school is . Sep 18, · Two Japanese advertising executives give their views about how Japanese and American cultural differences impact advertising in the two countries, and how far the world has come to global oneness.