Directions: Listen to the audio file below and then answer the questions that follow. Your response should be at least two pages in length and utilize the vocabulary from chapter 4. Be sure to define the terminology used to help complete your discussion.
1. What can we learn about the microsociology of Japan from this story?
2. Is it possible to make any macrosocial observations? Please explain your answer.
3. How does the commentator’s role and social status affect her social interaction? In your response, discuss how your role may differ from what she may be accustomed to in the United States.
The link to the audio file is https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1138686