Japanese Study

Japanese Study

  • Hiragana Times Aug 2017 NO. 370
    Hiragana Times is a highly recommended monthly publication that combines useful current events with learning the Japanese language. A monthly magazine that features articles both in English and in Japanese, complete with furigana pronunciation, to help learners who haven't mastered kanji yet. Filled with tons of cultural articles that make you think relating to current events, interviews with famous Japanese celebrities, Japanese pop culture, travel, and even articles written by readers themselves who wish to share their own personal experience within the Japanese culture. All articles in English and Japanese, with furigana (hiragana above the kanji) for easier reading. In this issue: Issue #370 features an article about Kanji created by Japanese people, videos depicting local color are trending, Classical Japanese literature is wonderfully entertaining, discovering parallels with Japanese foods, plus an article about Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. It's great!
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  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N1
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N1 test (the hardest level), and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • New Complete Master   Grammar JLPT N1
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N1 Level (advanced level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your bunpo (grammar), with specific grammar issues that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $16.50
  • Beginner KANJI Practice ROKUDOHOU Notebook   Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji 240 characters
    Improve your writing style and learn the fundamentals of Japanese with these Kanji practice notebooks. Each page shows not only the correct stroke count and technique, but also the proper way to balance your lines to make your Kanji look professional and beautiful. This beginner's book includes Hiragana, Katakana, and the 240 most basic Kanji everyone needs to know. A must have for those who are learning Japanese. Best of all, in addition to a great kanji studying workbook, you get a useful kanji poster you can pull out and hang on your wall for extra motivation.
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    $3.85
  • KANJI Practice Notebook with BUSHU Chart
    The way to learn to write Japanese is to write -- repeatedly -- until you get it. Here is a wonderful Japanese notebook that offers a great way to practice writing Kanji. Each page features 150 squares for practicing your Japanese. The squares are extra large and easier to write in than smaller squared books. A wonderful Japanese study aid! Comes with a Bushu (Chinese radical) chart.
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    $2.15
  • Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication: A Self-Study Course and Reference (by Taeko Kamiya)
    To be able to speak fluently in Japanese can take hundreds of hours of intensive study. But the ability to communicate effectively to say what one thinks, to ask and answer questions, to describe events in the past, present and future, and even to create with Japanese based on one's knowledge of it can be achieved in a much shorter time. And now shorter than ever with this book. Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication presents 142 essential sentence patterns for everyday conversation all that is needed to get by in most uncomplicated social situations. These patterns represent the basic building blocks of sophisticated speech, and are mastered by all intermediate students. Each is given first in the form of a full-length English sentence, so that one can quickly understand its meaning and intent, then is followed by a Japanese translation, a short, precise explanation, several example sentences, and a practice section that allows one to test one's comprehension. By familiarizing oneself with these patterns and practicing them out loud, and inventing new sentences with them, one will quickly gain the skills necessary to effectively communicate one's thoughts in Japanese. With page after page of sentence-pattern practice and straightforward explanations of grammar, this book is ideal for ambitious beginning-level students who wish to up their oral proficiency quickly. But it will also usefully serve intermediate and advanced students in need of solid review material, or anyone with an interest in the workings of the Japanese language. To communicate effectively in Japanese to speak one's mind and be understood, and respond appropriately to what is said is a goal for most beginners, but not an easy one to achieve quickly. Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication brings this goal within reach, teaching 142 essential sentence patterns for daily life all the ones an intermediate student should know, and all the ones a beginner should study to become minimally proficient in speaking. All are presented in a handy, step-by-step format with pattern practice on almost every page. By Kodansha.
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  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N5
    Focuses on each aspect of the JLPT test: moji (characters), goi (vocabulary), bunnpou (grammar), chyoukai(listening comprehension), dokkai(reading comprehension). With drills, practice tests, a CD full of listening drills and just general good advice, you'll be one step closer to passing the JLPT. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT (N), so all the information is relevant to the modern test. This book focuses on the JLPT N5 test.
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    $8.50
  • A Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japanese Culture
    This Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japanese Culture is a fascinating resource of all things Japanese. With passages in both Japanese and English on the same page, it is not only an excellent study guide on Japanese culture and society but a study tool for the Japanese language as well. Heavily illustrated with colored pictures, this book with fascinate and delight everyone who has an interest in Japanese culture from the beginner to the more studied. There are passages on many topics such as the people, language, nature, geography, meals, cooking, housing, dress, annual events, social life, history, traditional culture, and much more. Keywords are emphasized in both the English and Japanese versions for study purposes. A large amount of information on Japan right at your fingertips. 320-pages.
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    $28.00
  • Encyclopedia of Japan   Nihon Sho Jiten
    An amazing bilingual pocket Encyclopedia of Japan, a fascinating resource of all things Japanese. With passages in both Japanese and English on the same page, it is not only an excellent study guide on Japanese culture and society but a study tool for the Japanese language as well. This book will delight everyone who has an interest in Japanese culture from the beginner to the more studied. There are passages on many topics such as the Geography and Language, Cities, Regional Areas, Transportation, Politics, History, Thinking and Values and much much more. A large amount of information on Japan right at your fingertips. Softcover perfectbound, 230 pages.
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    $22.50
  • New Complete Master   Kanji JLPT N1
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N1 Level (advanced level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your kanji, with specific characters that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $16.50
  • Vocabulary Not for the Test -- Shiken ni Denai Eitango
    This is a funny way to learn English or Japanese in the most useless way possible, through shimoneta (dirty jokes) and stupid examples. You'll learn to say things like "I desperately need a woman with a D cup to fill the hole in my heart" or Boss, you have a call on line 2 from your fuck buddy" or "Just for future reference, may I check your pantyline?" 182 pages, tons of fun things to learn here.
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  • Gude Neko -- Lazy Cat Collection
    You would be surprised at how cute these cats are, captured on film while doing what cats do best sleeping or lazing off. Enjoy adorable cat pictures with different types of breeds while sleeping or laying around with their smug faces. 80 pages of nothing but kawaii Japanese cats for you look at. The Japanese title consists of gude, meaning "lazy" and neko meaning "cat." Recommended for cat lovers.
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    $12.85
  • Hiragana Times July 2017 NO. 369
    Hiragana Times is a highly recommended monthly publication that combines useful current events with learning the Japanese language. A monthly magazine that features articles both in English and in Japanese, complete with furigana pronunciation, to help learners who haven't mastered kanji yet. Filled with tons of cultural articles that make you think relating to current events, interviews with famous Japanese celebrities, Japanese pop culture, travel, and even articles written by readers themselves who wish to share their own personal experience within the Japanese culture. All articles in English and Japanese, with furigana (hiragana above the kanji) for easier reading. In this issue: Issue #369 features an article about the world's largest idol event in Tokyo, experience Sumo wrestling, get a feel for Japan's good old days at Kawaba Village, a system of understanding Kanji, slippers, plus strategies for learning Japanese. It's great!
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  • Basic Kanji Drill New -- 1st Grade
    For students of Japanese who want another way to increase their kanji skills, or for those who just want a good way to practice, here is a kanji workbook to get you up to speed starting from the Japanese first grade school level. This workbook takes you through step-by-step exercises that give you writing practice for the basic kanji characters learned by lower level Japanese elementary school students, with basic-use words that are probably familiar to second or third level Japanese language learners who can already read Hiragana. Includes writing exercises and quizzes with an answer key. 64 pages. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $2.85
  • Intermediate KANJI Practice ROKUDOHOU Notebook   Kanji 400 characters
    Improve your writing style and learn the fundamentals of Japanese with these Kanji practice notebooks. Each page shows not only the correct stroke count and technique, but also the proper way to balance your lines to make your Kanji look professional and beautiful. This Intermediate book includes 400 basic Kanji that everyone needs to know. A must have for those who are learning Japanese. Best of all, in addition to a great kanji studying workbook, you get a useful kanji poster you can pull out and hang on your wall for extra motivation.
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    $3.85
  • Pokemon 5mm Gridlines Notebook Mint
    Let Pikachu help you with your homework, with this Pokemon themed Japanese style notebook. The front cover features Pikachu holding a pen who's eagerly awaiting to join your studies. This notebook can be used for practicing your Japanese writing, or even for your math homework, using the boxes as graph paper. These double-sided square grid pages are the standard writing paper used for all students. A total of 60 pages. Comes with a bonus sheet of Pokemon themed stickers for you to decorate your notebook or other study aids. Made in Japan.
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    $2.50
  • New Complete Master   Grammar (Bunpo) JLPT N3
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N3 Level (Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your bunpo (grammar), with specific grammar issues that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $16.50
  • New Complete Master   Kanji JLPT N3
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N3 Level (Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your kanji reading ability, with specific characters that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $16.00
  • The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials, and now here's a new one: The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English. The book is specifically geared towards self-study, with lessons in English which explain the Japanese grammar in English, which is good for keeping up with the lessons. The book includes romaji, that is, Romanized Japanese text as well as the original hiragana, katakana and kanji, to help you read. Includes an audio CD, too, right inside the book.
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    $36.00
  • Tokyo Izakaya by Day   Hiru Bero Sakaba
    One of the best things about Japan are its izakaya, traditional food and beer pubs where you can get everything from yakitori chicken on a skewer to asparagus wrapped in bacon and sushi. This is a fun informative book that shows you the best izakaya bars to visit in the Tokyo area during the day, which is good because the food and drinks are cheaper plus the places are less crowded. If you're planning a visit to Japan but don't want to have only foreigners around you (which is what you get if you use English guidebooks), using this Japanese-language book to find shops to visit is a great idea!
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    $11.25
  • Kutsuwa Study Flashcards 70sheets w/Check Sheet (Set of 2)
    Those studying foreign languages in Japan can often be seen on a train or in a coffee shop with these study cards. Kept on an openable ring, these pocket-sized quiz/flash cards can be pulled out at any time for a quick quiz no matter where you are. These are incredibly convenient for Japanese study - just write the word in English on one side and the word in Japanese on the other and test yourself on the English or on the Japanese. This is a simple yet powerful study guide made even better with see-through red and green plastic sheets. If you write in red or green, the words will be invisible if you cover with the appropriate sheet, especially if you want to quiz yourself on more than one thing on a page. Pick up these handy flashcards made in Japan today.
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    $2.85
  • Thomas HIRAGANA Practice Notebook
    Improve your hiragana writing style with the help of Thomas the Tank Engine. The notebook comes with the complete hiragana table that shows the stroke direction and order of each letter plus a sticker sheet of your progress (stick them after you completed certain number of pages). Each page have illustrations of things that start with the letter you are learning to write, you can even color them! A fun and useful way to learn how to write hiragana. cat1a
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  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N3
    Focuses on each aspect of the JLPT test: moji (characters), goi (vocabulary), bunnpou (grammar), chyoukai(listening comprehension), dokkai(reading comprehension). With drills, practice tests, a CD full of listening drills and just general good advice, you'll be one step closer to passing the JLPT. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT (N), so all the information is relevant to the modern test. This book focuses on the JLPT N3 test.
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    $9.50
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N2
    Focuses on each aspect of the JLPT test: moji (characters), goi (vocabulary), bunnpou (grammar), chyoukai(listening comprehension), dokkai(reading comprehension). With drills, practice tests, a CD full of listening drills and just general good advice, you'll be one step closer to passing the JLPT. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT (N), so all the information is relevant to the modern test. This book focuses on the JLPT N2 test.
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    $9.50
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn TEXTBOOK
    A great new book from the creators of the Genki textbook series! This book will introduce you to the first 512 kanji you will need to know to start your way onto Japanese fluency, in an easy to understand illustration and mnemonic learning style. Each section is divided into 16 kanji to learn, split into subsections of 8 kanji each. With a total of 32 different lessons to work through, this is an excellent guide that will help you get your foot in the door of mastering one of the most difficult written languages in the world. 244 pages. From The Japan Times.
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    $24.00
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn  Workbook
    A very handy workbook for the new Genki Plus kanji study system. Each section is divided into 16 kanji to learn, split into subsections of 8 kanji each. With a total of 32 different lessons to work through, this is an excellent guide that will help you get your foot in the door of mastering one of the most difficult written languages in the world. 178 pages. From The Japan Times.
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  • New Complete Master   Reading (Dokkai) JLPT N3
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N3 Level (Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your dokkai (reading comprehension), with specific kanji and vocabulary that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $19.50
  • English You Won't See on Any Test - Junior High School ver.
    This is a funny way to learn English or Japanese in the most useless way possible, through shimoneta (dirty jokes) and stupid examples. You'll learn to say things like "I wish I were a nipple" or "I hope to see your nipple tomorow" or "I hope to have sex with you just once." It's random and fun, and both English and Japanese is included on every page.
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    $16.00
  • Sekai Neko Aruki (Photobook)
    Famed animal photography Mitsuaki Iwagou, semi-famous on the Internet is "the guy who was taking video of cats, and a kitten came over and climbed onto his head," travels around the world and takes pictures of the cute cats he finds. Here is his wonderful photobook, which documents cats from all over the world, including Japan, Crotia, Paris, Sao Paulo and more. It's great to see these furry friends, and enjoy the world culture of cat love. 209 pictures inside.
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    $12.50
  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N2
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N2 test, and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N4-N5
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N4-N5 test (the easiest levels), and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N3
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N3 test, and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • New Complete Master   Reading JLPT N2
    As of 2010, the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) has been changed creating 5 different levels of proficiency. Now designated as N5 (beginning) - N1 (fluent) test levels, students everywhere work to take advantage of this new accommodation. For those taking the test here's another text book study guide to add to your library in your efforts for Japanese fluency. This book focuses on the N2 Level (Upper-Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you improve your reading comprehension. The basic exercise include a paragraph/passage to read which include various questions that you are required answer. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT, so all information is relevant to the modern test. This being an N2 level book, furigana pronunciation guides are printed over the more difficult kanji to help improve your recognition and make it easier for you to understand. 190+ pages.
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    $18.00
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N4
    Focuses on each aspect of the JLPT test: moji (characters), goi (vocabulary), bunnpou (grammar), chyoukai(listening comprehension), dokkai(reading comprehension). With drills, practice tests, a CD full of listening drills and just general good advice, you'll be one step closer to passing the JLPT. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT (N), so all the information is relevant to the modern test. This book focuses on the JLPT N4 test.
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    $9.00
  • New Complete Master   Vocabulary (Goi) JLPT N2
    As of 2010, the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) has been changed creating 5 different levels of proficiency. Now designated as N5 (beginning) - N1 (fluent) test levels, students everywhere work to take advantage of this new accommodation. For those taking the test here's another text book study guide to add to your library in your efforts for Japanese fluency. This book focuses on the N2 Level (Upper-Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your vocabulary. The basic exercise include sentences with missing words that you are required to fill up. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT, so all information is relevant to the modern test. This being an N2 level book, furigana pronunciation guides are printed over the more difficult kanji to help improve your recognition and make it easier for you to understand. 190+ pages.
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    $18.00
  • New Complete Master   Grammar JLPT N2
    As of 2010, the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) has been changed creating 5 different levels of proficiency. Now designated as N5 (beginning) - N1 (fluent) test levels, students everywhere work to take advantage of this new accommodation. For those taking the test here's another text book study guide to add to your library in your efforts for Japanese fluency. This book focuses on the N2 Level (Upper-Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you master N2 level grammar. The basic exercise include sentences with missing words that you are required to fill up. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT, so all information is relevant to the modern test. This being an N2 level book, furigana pronunciation guides are printed over the more difficult kanji to help improve your recognition and make it easier for you to understand. 190+ pages.
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    $18.00