Japan Culture

INFORMATIVE

Nonfiction book

Japan As It Is: A Bilingual Guide/ Third Edition


Japan as It Is: A Bilingual Guide = Nihon Tate Yoko: Wa-Ei Taiyaku. Tokyo, Japan: Gakken, 2011. Print.

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Rationale

This source is a credible resource because the purpose is to inform, so the author is not trying to persuade you to do anything. Because this is informative, it might make it more accurate then an opinion, for lack of a better word. The book has been revised once before. This book is very relevant, because it not only teaches the history of Japan and culture, it is also bilingual so you can read it in Japanese/English. ( I was unable to find authority in English..... sorry about that!) This book is very accurate because it was released recently and has been revised.

Website

Ebersole, Gary. "Japan." Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices. Ed. Thomas Riggs. 2nd ed. Vol. 3: Countries, Greece to Philippines. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. 183-94. Student Resources in Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/PageFinderPortletPage/PageFinderPortletWindow?javax.portlet.action=doSearch&action=1&avoidSearchHistory=true&query=RN CX3602600142&prodId=SUIC&p=SUIC&u=j246909003&p=SUIC>.

Rationale

I chose this article because it had to do with my topic, Japan. The author is Gary Ebersole and Thomas Riggs. I can trust their information because it is implied heavily they work for Gale. This makes them seem to be more than certified for a trustworthy website. This article was published this year, 2015. The closest date to the present will most likely have the most accurate information, which is needed in this topic. The authors purpose is to inform. This article has a high relevance, medium reading, and the information is highly accurate.

Database Article

"Japan." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Ed. Timothy L. Gall, Susan Bevan Gall, and Derek M. Gleason. 6th ed. Detroit: UXL, 2012. N. pag. Student Resources in Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.

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I chose this article because it was highly interconnected with my topic, Japan. The author is Timothy Gall, who writes very accurate things about the world, Susan Gall, who is skilled in culture and health, and finally Derek Gleason, who wrote a Worldmark Encyclopedia. The article was published in 2012, which is a fairly recent date. This date is perfect. It is modern, and has been updated before. I feel this is a good source because the content level is medium, so there is a bit of a challenge there; the relevance is very high, and the information seems to be very accurate.

STUDENT CHOICE: Japan As It Is; A Bilingual Guide.

Japan As It Is: A Bilingual Guide/ Third Edition


Japan as It Is: A Bilingual Guide = Nihon Tate Yoko: Wa-Ei Taiyaku. Tokyo, Japan: Gakken, 2011. Print.

Rationale

This source is a credible resource because the purpose is to inform, so the author is not trying to persuade you to do anything. Because this is informative, it might make it more accurate then an opinion, for lack of a better word. The book has been revised once before. This book is very relevant, because it not only teaches the history of Japan and culture, it is also bilingual so you can read it in Japanese/English. ( I was unable to find authority in English..... sorry about that!) This book is very accurate because it was released recently and has been revised.