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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Chapter 2
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Chapter 3
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Chapter 4
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Chapter 5
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Chapter 6
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3

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布団ふとんいた あとで、ワンクンはローリーに 自分じぶん漫画まんがコレクションを せました。ワンクンのベッドの ちかくの 漫画まんがコレクションは きっちり 整理せいりされていました。

After setting up the futon, Wankun shows Roary his manga collection which is neatly arranged on the shelves by Wankun’s bed.
Futon o shiita ato de, Wankun wa Roorii ni jibun no manga korekushon o misemashita. Wankun no beddo no chikaku no manga korekushon wa kicchiri seiri sareteimashita.

それから二人はローリーが つかれるまで、 漫画まんがきずなをふかめました。そして、 ねむくなったから、ローリーは 自分じぶん部屋へやかえって ハーとため いきをつきながら、ベッドに ばたんきゅーたおれました。 日本にほんでの 一日目いちにちめいそがしかったので、ローリーはよく ねむれました。

The boys bond over manga until Roary feels tired. He then returns to his room to sleep. He lets out a sigh as he collapses on his bed. After a busy first day in Japan, he sleep well.
Sore kara futari wa Roorii ga tsukareru made, manga de kizuna o fukamemashita. Soshite, nemukunatta kara, Roorii wa jibun no heya ni kaette haa to tame iki o tsuki nagara, beddo ni batankyuu to taoremashita. Nihon de no ichinichi me wa isogashikatta node, Roorii wa yoku numure mashita.

Culture Notes:

First Meal

Yakiniku (aka Japanese BBQ) is grilled meat, and it is usually beef that is used, although any meat is okay. It’s essentially a Japanese barbeque. In the story, beef is used as it is the most traditional.

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Meal Etiquette

Chopsticks etiquette: Don’t point your chopsticks at people as it is considered rude. In addition, never leave them standing up in a bowl of rice, as this is done at funerals. When you aren’t using them, put them on your plate or over your bowl.

Japanese Houses

There are a few unique features in Japanese houses that may differ from houses in the U.S. Before entering a Japanese home, there are specific guidelines one must follow in order to have considerably good etiquette. When you enter the house, the genkan is the first of many features that you see. The genkan is an area at the entrance where you take your shoes off before continuing into the house. It is considered good manners to point your shoes towards the door after you take your shoes off. Just make sure to not step in the genkan after you take your shoes off. The genkan also serve as a holding room for guest before they are invited into the house. Another unique aspect featured in Japanese homes is the waishitsu. The washitsu is a Japanese style room in the house with tatami flooring which is made from rice straw. The windows and doors are sliding fixtures called shoji and fusuma with both sides covered with cloth paper. Most modern homes and apartments in Japan have at least one washitsu. In a Japanese house, there are multiple rooms which would be equivalent to a bathroom in the U.S. The toilet will be in one room while the sink and bathtub will be in a separate room.