The Comparison of Reading Culture Among Japanese and Vietnamese People

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I: Rationale
II: Aims of the study
III: Objectives of the study
IV: Scope of the study
V: Methods of the study

I: Reading culture review
1: Definition of book
2: Definition of reading culture
II: Reading culture of Japanese people
1: History of reading culture
1.1: In the past
1.2: At present
2: The importance of reading culture to Japanese people
3: The development of reading culture
III: Reading culture of Vietnamese people
1: History of reading culture
2: The importance of reading culture to Vietnamese people 3: The development of reading culture
IV: Intercultural communication in reading culture among Japanese and Vietnamese people PART C: CONCLUSION

I: Rationale
With the trend of globalization and integration, many traditional values have been forgotten. Computer, telephone appears more and more frequent. Of course, they have many advantages but frankly, book always is a biggest resources of knowledge. And reading is a crucial thing to do if we want to get the better future.

I am a student, who always want to learn and explore about the differences between the culture of Japan and Vietnam. I realized reading culture is one of characteristics need to mentioned. Besides that, I am also love reading book. As a result, I decided to choose this study.

2: Aim of the study
The aim of study are:
- To point out the importance of reading culture .
- To analyse or compare reading culture between Japan and Vietnam.

3: Objectives of the study
I wish to invite reflection on reading or, more precisely on reading culture. I naturally want to use my thoughts knowledge and I propose to do so by mean of reading culture. Reading culture can help to sharpen considerably our perspective on reading culture generally-including our comtemporary technological driven one Besides that, our life become modern than before. The appearance of many appliances technology make people becoming passive. They rely too much on them and forget traditional values. Therefore I want to explore deeply about one of traditional values- reading culture to preserving and promoting the beauty of oriental cultures, especially in Japan and Vietnam. Thereby, geared people to the beautiful of elegant pleasure – reading book.

4: Scope of the study
Two countries: Japan and Vietnam.

V: Methods of the study
The main methods that I use are analysis, interpretive, comparative, descriptive and contrastive. Therewith, I will refer from some sources through Internet and newspaper. Finally, I can choose and propose the most important issue of myself about the study “The comparison of reading culture among Japanese and Vietnamese”

I: Reading culture review
1: Definition of book.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman philosopher, statesman, layer, political theorist and Roman constitutionalist said “A room without books is like a body without soul”. He was right. This quotes make we understand the importance of book. No one can count how many book we have in the world. We have a huge amount of book and each book is the treasure of human. Human always use it to make a better life. Why books can help people to have this big thing? Firstly, we need to understand the definition of book. According to the definition from Wikipedia: A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf and each side of a leaf is called a page. A set of text-filled or illustrated pages produces in electronic format is known as an electronic book, or e-book. But it is literally. In my view, books are huge resources of knowledge. We can improve our intelligence though reading...
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