Japanese Study

Japanese Study

  • Genki I (Second Edition) Workbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1 Workbook
    One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well.Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.THIS BOOK: This is the workbook complementing textbook I. Each lesson follows what has been learned in the corresponding lesson in the textbook, with written exercises to test comprehension of grammar and vocabulary (approximately 6-8 pages of material per lesson). A separate kanji section is included, with space to practice writing kanji (or make copies so you can practice more), and questions to test kanji knowledge with meanings and readings of the kanji. A perfect complement to the textbook and an excellent way to practice and test what has been learned. 7" x 10" (18 x 25.5 cm) 136 pages, card cover perfect bound. A supplemental CD-Rom w/ MP3 lessons (not available from previous edition) is also included to help you on your way to Japanese language proficiency. The Genki Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Series:Genki I (Lessons #1‾12): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Genki II (Lessons #13‾23): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Click here to see all the items we carry from the Genki Integrated Japanese series. A great bilingual textbook for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • 2016 Calendar -- Michi   Japanese Proverb
    Another interesting calendar for the esoteric side of you, featuring various wise slogans in kanji. Students of Japanese will especially enjoy them as they have hiragana by all the kanji, making the meanings easy to look up. A truly beautiful item for anyone, whether you love the way kanji looks aesthetically and want to improve your interior design, or if you're striving to learn more about Japan. Also good for anyone trying o learn Japanese because the hiragana is written next to the kanji, making it easy to read.
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  • Japanese Cup Noodle Encyclopedia
    This is a great book that shows you the history of one of Japan's most hallowed cultural icons, instant ramen noodles. The book shows literally every major ramen or noodle product ever made, going back to the original, Chikin [sic] Ramen by the Nissin Noodle Company. Each era is represented inside, the 1960s, the 1970s, going right up to today. It's fun and nostalgic!
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  • Hello Kitty's Guide to Japan in English and Japanese
    A great way to discover Japan and its marvelous culture, in this bilingual guide book to Japan, in which your guide is the cute Hello Kitty character! From Japanese culture basis to conversational expressions, from art, hobbies, places to visit to sports, traditions and history, learn more about Japan the fun way, with Hello Kitty. Full color, tons of Japanese words and expressions, this is an amazing resource about Japan.
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  • Dora Gana   For Hiragana Study
    Here's a great game for your Nintendo 3DS that lets you study hiragana and katakana with Doraemon, the cute robot cat from the future. Doraemon helps you learn the basics of Japanese, just as children do: you start out playing games to help you recognize kana and the first kanji that children learn. Best of all, since the DS uses a stylus for input, you learn not only to read these early characters but to write them as well, of course with proper stroke order. The best tool for beginning students of Japanese! About this software product: This is a standard Nintendo 3DS software cartridge made for the Japanese market. This is a Japan region program so you need a Japanese 3DS to play it. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $55.00
  • Nihongo Koredake! 1   The Only Book You Need
    This is a great new Japanese textbook series called Nihongo Koredake (The Only Book You Need for Learning Japanese), which is a great place to start learning Japanese. Vol. 1 in Japanese, and features romaji (Romanized Japanese) for people who can't yet read the hiragana, katakana and kanji. Parts of the books also explain in Korean and Chinese, but not all. The book is organized into logical chapters, like around town, parts of the body, relationships, and the pictures make everything fun and easy to learn. The book includes a plastic shitajiki (pencil board) with Japanese language references. 96 pages.
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  • 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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  • Nihongo Koredake! 2   The Only Book You Need
    This is a great new Japanese textbook series called Nihongo Koredake (The Only Book You Need for Learning Japanese), which is a great place to start learning Japanese. Vol. 2 expects that you've mastered basic reading, and foregoes the romaji (Romanized Japanese), which is actually better for your pronunciation and reading comprehension. The book is organized into logical chapters, with sample conversations, situations to study and more. The book includes a plastic shitajiki (pencil board) with Japanese language references. 96 pages.
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  • 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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  • Genki 2 (Second Edition) Textbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2 Textbook
    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 textbook, a complete approach to learning Japanese. Divided into ten chapters that continue where the last book left off, you get everything with this series: sample conversations, vocabulary, kanji, easy to understand explanation of grammar that's really outstanding. It comes with all the audio for the listening practice sections on an included MP3 CD-ROM. 380 pages.
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  • Genki 2 (Second Edition) Workbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2 Workbook
    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 workbook, which accompanies the textbook and provides practice lessons for each chapter. Lessons include answering questions in Japanese, translating sentences and words used in that chapter, practicing kanji multiple times to get them down, practicing writing of polite (exalting and humble) Japanese and more. Comes with an MP3 CD of additional listening exercises for you to try too. 130 pages.
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  • Genki I (Second Edition) Textbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1 Textbook
    One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well.Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.THIS BOOK: This book is textbook I (Second Edition), starting from no knowledge to knowing hiragana, katakana and the first 145 kanji. Romanization of Japanese is used in the first two lessons to help students unfamiliar with hiragana and katakana, but soon tries to ween the student off romanization. Has Lessons 1 - 12 and follows the structure as written above. Indexes are in the back as well as tables for numbers, counters, hiragana/katakana chart, map of Japan and verb conjugations. 7" x 10" (18 x 25.5 cm) 382 pages, perfect bound. A CD teaching guide in MP3 format (not available in the previous edition) is included and also features updated expressions used in Japan's modern society, easier to follow grammar explanations and new columns on Japanese culture and life .The Genki Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Series:Genki I (Lessons #1‾12): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Genki II (Lessons #13‾23): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Click here to see all the items we carry from the Genki Integrated Japanese series. A great bilingual textbook for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $43.00
  • Moekana 2nd Edition   Learn Hiragana with Mirai-chan
    The Goodsmile Company teams up with Danny Choo and Culture Japan to bring you this series of moe moe flash cards to help you memorize your hiragana alphabet. Each of the cards features a hiragana character, a simple vocab word to help you remember it, and a kawaii illustration starring one or more of Culture Japan's adorable mascot characters - Mirai Suenaga, Haruka Suenaga, and Kanata Hoshikawa. What a great way to study Japanese!
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  • Pokemon KARUTA
    Karuta (from the Portuguese carta) is a card game in which cards with a single hiragana character are spread out on the floor, with players trying to grab each card as it's read by a third person. It's a fun way to learn hiragana for kids and this version features the cute characters of Pokemon. There are 3 ways to play this, one is the traditional Karuta rule, the second is connecting cards and getting the most number of Pokemon, and a game involving Rock, Papers, and Scissors. We especially recommend this for people who might be studying abroad at a high school, as a good way to learn more before you travel.
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  • 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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  • 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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    $34.00
  • 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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    $25.00
  • Japanese Culture Introduced in English All Color   E de Wakaru Eigo de Shoukai Suru Nihon Bunka
    This bilingual book is a great study aid for those looking to expand their Japanese vocabulary while also learning about the history and culture of Japan. Learn useful ninja phrases like katon no jutsu (escape by using a fire distraction), describe the steps of the sadoo (Japanese Tea Ceremony), learn the names of heroes in Japanese history, and discover the variety of foods that can be found in Japan -- all written in both English and Japanese.
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    $20.00
  • 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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    $22.00
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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
  • New Complete Master   Reading 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 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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  • New Complete Master   KANJI 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 memorize N2 level Kanji. 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   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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  • Dora Moji   For Kanji Study
    Since you've got a Nintendo 3DS lying around, why not do something cool with it like...learn to write Japanese! This is a great educational tool in which Doraemon, the "cat of robot type" from the future, teaches you to write kanji beautifully and accurately. You can start anywhere, including at the lower grades, and learn kanji in order. Doraemon will quiz you and help you learn. A great educational game for Nintendo 3DS owners! About this software product: This is a standard Nintendo 3DS software cartridge made for the Japanese market. This is a Japan region program so you need a Japanese 3DS to play it. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $50.00
  • Kanji Test Training
    Here's a great game for your Nintendo 3DS that lets you study kanji right on your device! It's an awesome study tool made by the Japan Standardized Kanji Test organization, who hold the "Kanken" kanji test every year, and you can study all levels of kanji with this app, from Kanken level 10 (the easiest) to level 1 (the most challenging). Write with your stylus, take quizzes and learn kanji! About this software product: This is a standard Nintendo 3DS software cartridge made for the Japanese market. This is a Japan region program so you need a Japanese 3DS to play it. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $45.00
  • 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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  • All About Shunga   Shunga no Subete
    Shunga is one of the most unique art forms to come out of Japan. Meaning "spring pictures," it's a form of explicit sexual ukiyoe illustrations popularized in the Edo Period. This is a grand survey of the entire shunga world, featuring men pushing their giant nikufude (literally "meat writing brush") into women and having all kinds of innovative, bizarre sex. Features 90 illustrations, all presented uncensored. (Back in the 80s Japan actually censored these classic illustrations with mosaics, though this book is 100% uncensored.) A great book for understanding an important aspect of art from Japan!
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  • 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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  • Tokyo Nostalgic Restaurant  (B-kyu Foods)
    Recently Japan has been having a boom in what are known as B-kyu (B-rank) dishes, foods which are fun and delicious to eat but are not considered fancy delicacies. This is a guidebook that will show you 100 of the most popular restaurants in the Tokyo area for enjoying these down-to-earth meals, from soba noodles to deep fried pork cutlet to "hamburg" steak and a favorite of mine, omurice (an omelette over rice). The book is in Japanese only, but with basic hiragana/katakana and kanji reading skills and the Internet you can easily find these restaurants when you're in Tokyo next time. Best of all, because this book is not an English guidebook, there won't be a zillion foreigners at each place, so you'll get a more authentic experience when you visit.
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  • Chibi Maruko chan Kanji Dictionary 2
    Chibi Maruko chan is not so well known outside of Japan, although it's probably the #3 rated anime series in terms of viewership, after Sazae-san and Doraemon. If you're a student of Japanese, here's a great manga and kanji dictionary that helps you master all kanji in grades 2, 3 and 4. This is a great supplemental study item that not only includes Japanese furigana pronunciation, but is a comic style dictionary that introduces you new kanji while keeping you entertained. Recommended for those who have taken at least a semester through their first year in Japanese. This is the second volume.
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  • Basic Kanji Drill New -- 4th 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 fourth 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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