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Advanced Exercise - Seven International Samurai

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ADVANCED Listening, Comprehension & Vocabulary Exercise

 

Listen to and read the following short passage.

Japan's Seven International Samurai

Japan's Most Influential Trailblazers

(Article originally appeared in Tokyo Journal Issue #270 Pg 61)

Japan has produced many outstanding individuals throughout its very long history, which dates back to 660 B.C. Visionaries and innovators have throughout history forwarded the efforts of this tiny island nation and due to these contributions, Japan has played a significant role in the region for many centuries. Pioneers such as Takatoshi Mitsui (1622-1694), advanced the way Japan did business through innovation after innovation in the textile sales industry. In the late 1800s, it was the first President of Mitsui & Co., Takashi Masuda, who sought out a global vision for exporting Japanese rice and other goods to Europe.

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many

 


efforts

     


role

 


textile

     


produced

 


visionaries

     


outstanding

 


innovation

 

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It is the efforts of global visionaries and innovators of post-World War II Japan that have made Japan a major contributor to the world in the fields of business, technology, film, animation, engineering, architecture, philosophy, art, music, and even athletics. The brand “Made in Japan” has become synonymous with quality, and in this article “Japan’s Seven International Samurai”, we identify Japan’s seven most influential, international trailblazers. These modern day samurai have set themselves apart from the crowd through their global influence and have helped to change the way the world perceives Japan.

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film

 


art

     


music

 


athletics

     


business

 


technology

     


animation

 


architecture

 

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It will not go unnoticed that many of Japan's leading business figures and domestic heroes were left off the list. This is because they did not meet all of the criteria. The seven that were chosen were s elected for their courage to enter unchartered waters, their desire to compete on an international scale, and their ability to be one of the best in the world at what they do.

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heroes

 


figures

     


scale

 


ability

     


courage

 


criteria

     


unchartered

 


compete

 

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