Japan Today - a two page reading passage about modern Japan, particularly since World War II; covers recent history, the economy, the language and some customs. A great way to introduce a unit on Japan for upper elementary students.
Also included is a page of comprehension/opinion questions and a page of vocabulary work. Answer keys included.
This resource is part of my larger resource on Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes but there is no mention of the book so can be used with any unit on Japan. It can be seen here:
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Pre-Reading Package
Please have a look at these other resources in my store:
Country Study Resource for ANY Country Graphic Organizers and Activities
Language and Alphabet of Japan
Introduction to Denmark
The Languages of Spain
Introduction to Canada