Japanese Study

Japanese Study

  • Zebra Red "Check Set"   Best for Memory Retention
    There's a reason why the Japanese consistently students are able to score among the world's best students: they have excellent study techniques, and are good at rote memorization. Here's a super item for all students who want to give themselves an advantage: a "Check Set" that helps you memorize any information, be it English, Japanese kanji, history or what have you. To use the study kit, take the included green pen and highlight the important words in your study material, either in your textbook or written in your notebook. After you highlight the information you need to memorize with the included highlighter pen, place the included "check sheet" over your material, which causes the highlighted section to become invisible, allowing you to test your knowledge Move the plastic sheet to check the correct answers as you quiz yourself. The highlighted pen is completely erasable with the included eraser pen -- when you've learned the material, you can remove the highlighted marks completely, like magic. Both the highlight pen and the "eraser" pen have two tips, one for writing fat lines and the other for writing thin ones. This study system is really outstanding and we've sold thousands of these -- you can learn anything effectively using this amazing tool from Japan! Especially recommended for studying for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), though there's really no limit to what you can teach yourself.
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    $4.25
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Play with Paper Craft - Kamikara de Asobo
    Japan is home to many arts and craft, one of the more popular categories is the art of origami and paper folding. This is a fun great book for those who are interested in paper craft, with plenty of cute paper characters which are easy to make. There are plenty of template sheets which you can use to create your very own paper character with minimal tools and in-depth instructions and tutorials from Youtube. Plenty of fun for both kids and adults alike.
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    $25.00
  • DX Long Study Flashcards for Sentence ( Set of 2 pcs )
    Although this pack of cards says in plain English "It is important to study English over and over" you can certainly use it to study Japanese over and over for improved proficiency. The pack measures 2.7x11 cm (1x4 inches) with 50 cards each that are bound by a metallic ring. This set comes with two packs of cards which different colored covers to distinguish between translating sentences from English to Japanese and Japanese to English. Use to write and translate sentences by memory, for skit projects and more. A perfect flashcard tool for all students of the Japanese language.
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    $1.85
  • Minna No Nihongo II Beginner   Translation and Grammatical Notes
    Looking for a great book to study Japanese? Look no further, J-List is happy to provide the Minna no Nihongo books for people who want to study the Japanese language. Minna no Nihongo is a popular and comprehensive series of book that's used by many Japanese language schools in Japan and other countries. This is the English Translation & Grammar Notes of the Beginner 2 textbook that will teach you basic conversation and simple grammar through exercises and tests with helpful illustrations and all kanji have furigana readings. This is the 2nd edition of Minna no Nihongo English Translation & Grammar Notes Beginner 2. Over 160 pages.
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    $25.00
  • Minna No Nihongo II Beginner   Bunkei Renshucho
    Looking for a great book to study Japanese? Look no further, J-List is happy to provide the Minna no Nihongo books for people who want to study the Japanese language. Minna no Nihongo is a popular and comprehensive series of book that's used by many Japanese language schools in Japan and other countries. This is the Bunkei Renshuu Grammar Trial Book Beginner II textbook that will help you practice your grammar. This is the 2nd edition of Minna no Nihongo Bunkei Renshuu Grammar Trial Book Beginner II. Over 200 pages.
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    $16.50
  • Minna No Nihongo Beginner II
    Looking for a great book to study Japanese? Look no further, J-List is happy to provide the Minna no Nihongo books for people who want to study the Japanese language. Minna no Nihongo is a popular and comprehensive series of book that's used by many Japanese language schools in Japan and other countries. This is the Beginner 2 textbook that will teach you elementary Japanese through exercises and tests with helpful illustrations and all kanji have furigana readings. Comes with audio CD and answer sheets. This is the 2nd edition of Minna no Nihongo Beginner 2. Over 300 pages.
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    $30.00
  • 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
  • Genki Answer Key (Second Edition)   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese   Answer Key (for both Genki I and Genki II)
    The Genki Japanese textbooks series is the most successful Japanese study textbook series in the world because it gives the best results, and with the new second edition, the series is even better! This is the Genki II Second Edition answer key, which provides clear, concise answers to all the questions and quizzes in the textbook and workbook. 75 pages.
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    $12.00
  • 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
  • Let's Learn English Again with New Horizon
    Meet your New Horizon with this great book for studying English! A fun book that teaches English for adults who want to study in a fun way as they did while in school. The book teaches English by following interesting characters in a story through the whole book. You can learn English the way the Japanese do, or reverse study it and learn Japanese! Note: this is a companion book to the textbook starring Ellen Baker, but she does not appear in this book.
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    $16.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • B's LOG Mar 2017
    The definitive magazine for all things fujoshi, B's Log is the first and best source of information for girl gamers and anyone who loves yaoi, BL, and otome games! In this issue: The new issue is filled with information on the newest girl centric anime and games, including Idolish Seven, Touken Ranbu, Utapuri, Idolish Seven, Vitamin Best XYZ, Link-a-Nation and more. The free omake stuff this month include a pull out artbook, a poster and more.
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    $10.00
  • Japanese Honorific (Keigo) Training
    Speaking polite Japanese, called Keigo, can be a challenge because you don't always hear the correct Japanese spoken around you. On the other hand, formal and polite Japanese is extremely easy to understand, so studying it in a textbook like this is a good way to give yourself a general leg up. This new textbook mildly polite Japanese as well as true business Japanese. The book is all in Japanese, which is best for forcing you to read and understand in your target language, but there are short notes in English, Mandarin Chinese and Korean to help you out. Includes the audio CD with all lessons on it.
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    $34.00
  • Cat's Martial arts - Noraneko Ken
    What if cats could do martial arts? That's the question put by this great new photobook that became a sensation on Twitter, which features pictures of cats doing all the coolest karate, judo, and other movements. The photobook futures hundreds of pictures of cats and awesome fighting stances, ready to unleash a hadouken or two.
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    $19.50
  • Enjoy in English! - I am Maru
    Maru, the adorably cute feline celebrity from Japan, gained his popularity through YouTube with a video of him just being himself, but famously for his love of cardboard boxes and jumping into them. This is a photo book basically details the everyday life of Maru and his friend Hana, with each page consisting photos of Maru and Hana, together with their thoughts in all sorts of situations. Also contains some general cat information, taught by Maru. A must have item for fans of Maru and cat lovers in general.
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    $16.85
  • 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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    $6.25
  • 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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  • Basic Kanji Drill New -- 2nd 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 second 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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    $3.25
  • 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
  • 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
  • FURO-TAN -- Bath Water Proof Study Flashcard
    The Japanese are very innovative when it comes to studying. Here's a new idea for you -- studying while soaking in the bath tub, using these specially coated water-friendly blank study cards. Just write the vocabulary words you're trying to memorize (or whatever) using an oil-based permanent pen and you'll never have to worry about the cards becoming wet and falling apart in the bath. This purchase is for one individual set of ringed cards, with either a blue or red front (picked randomly). There are 81 sheets in each stack.
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    $2.65
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zebra Green "Check Set"   Best for Memory Retention
    There's a reason why the Japanese consistently students are able to score among the world's best students: they have excellent study techniques, and are good at rote memorization. Here's a super item for all students who want to give themselves an advantage: a "Check Set" that helps you memorize any information, be it English, Japanese kanji, history or what have you. To use the study kit, take the included green pen and highlight the important words in your study material, either in your textbook or written in your notebook. After you highlight the information you need to memorize with the included highlighter pen, place the included "check sheet" over your material, which causes the highlighted section to become invisible, allowing you to test your knowledge Move the plastic sheet to check the correct answers as you quiz yourself. The highlighted pen is completely erasable with the included eraser pen -- when you've learned the material, you can remove the highlighted marks completely, like magic. Both the highlight pen and the "eraser" pen have two tips, one for writing fat lines and the other for writing thin ones. This study system is really outstanding and we've sold thousands of these -- you can learn anything effectively using this amazing tool from Japan! Especially recommended for studying for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), though there's really no limit to what you can teach yourself.
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    $4.25
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    $22.00
  • 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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    $7.25
  • 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