The Many Roads to Japan tells the story of the adventures of a
conscientious objector who had to follow many twists and turns in his
life journey before finding his niche in Japan. Suitable for low
intermediate level and above ESL students. An excellent resource for
peace education studies, too.
The various exercises at the end of every chapter are designed both
to provide a review of the most important information contained in the
chapters and to give practice in skimming for main ideas and scanning
for specific kinds of information. If done in class, the teacher should
use strict time limits to encourage the development of these important
reading skills. The discussion/essay questions are meant to involve
students personally in the story by asking them to respond to the
events in John's life and relate them to their own experiences.