Japanese Study

Japanese Study

  • 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 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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  • 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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    $14.00
  • Hiragana Times Sep 2016 NO. 359
    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 #359 features articles about unique vending machines at Haneda airport, information on the Emperor and his desire to retire. making cute anime bento, plus history lessons in both English and easy Japanese. Great for your studies!
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    $6.00
  • Hiragana Times Aug 2016 NO. 358
    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 #358 features the hunters of the ocean exhibit at the National Science Museum at Ueno, Tokyo, free umbrella rental from a vending machine, connecting Japan to the world through sports, and more. Great articles for all levels of Japanese study!
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    $5.85
  • 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
  • Jumping Cats
    Japan loves cute animals, specially cats which are said to bring good luck whoever crosses paths with them. They even have several islands where the cats outnumber the humans, which are literally called cat islands. This is a special photobook featuring the cats in cat island who are captured on film while in midair or jumping. There are also plenty of adorable cat and kitten photos that will surely melt your heart. 96 pages with 130 cute cat photos for you to enjoy.
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    $18.85
  • 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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    $45.00
  • Kanji Wall Poster
    Presenting the White Rabbit Press Kanji Wall Poster, featuring all the kanji you need to know in one comprehensive and color-coordinated poster.The complete kanji poster includes: All the joyo kanjiEvery kanji you need to know for all four levels of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)All the characters' on and kun readings Plus, each character is numbered to coordinate with White Rabbit Press Kanji flashcards. The characters are conveniently color-coordinated by level so you can even use it to review for the JLPT.The White Rabbit Press Kanji Poster includes the 1926 kanji included on the JLPT's list, plus the remaining 19 joyo kanji not included on the JLPT, for a grand total of all 1945 kanji designated as official general use characters (joyo kanji) by the Japanese government. Dimensions: A0 ("A Zero") size in landscape format (84 x 119 cm / 33 x 47 in) and is shipped from Japan rolled in a tube. Great for any serious study of kanji! This is the Series 2 - 2010 Version.
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  • Star Wars English-Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights
    Here's a great new way to study Japanese or English: using this awesome Star Wars English Learner's Dictionary from Japan that teaches you through Star Wars quotes. It's much easier to learn a language when you can connect it to knowledge you already have, and this might be a great way for you or your Padawan to study! So do, or do not. There is no try!
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    $26.00
  • The Japanese Traditional Events (with music by Sakamoto Ryuichi)
    Have you ever wanted to really understand the various cultural and traditional events and customs in Japan, from festivals to hina ningyo dolls to Japanese hot springs? This is a very special book that will make everything in Japan clear to you. The set features three books with a protective outside plastic box, including: o A hardcover bilingual book explaining everyhing about Japan's traditional customers and events o Three CDs with traditional Japanese songs and children's fairy tales, one in Japanese, one in English and a "karaoke" version to sing along with o A large accompanying book with titles and lyrics from all songs on the CDs. The Japanese text was written by Murakami Ryu, a famous writer in Japan, and translated by Ralph McCarthy. Songs were composed by the famous Sakamoto Ryuichi. The cover features famous actress Ayase Haruka.
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    $65.00
  • Tokyo English Guide by Osomatsu san
    Here's the Tokyo guidebook you were waiting for: a complete guide to Japan's capital city in both Japanese and English, starring the handsome boys of Osomatsu-san! The book covers all the best places to go in Tokyo, from Akiba to Kabukicho to Meiji Shrine and the Comiket at Tokyo Big Sight, plus there's a Japanese phrase guide in which the Mr. Osomatsu characters teach you how to say basic Japanese phrases you can use when you get here. Order now!
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    $20.00
  • Nekojita -- Cat Tongue
    You would be surprised at how cute these cats are, captured on film while their tongues are sticking out. Enjoy funny cat pictures with different types of breeds showing off their tongues in various ways from a little bit of their tongue sticking out to licking something continuously. 80 pages of nothing but kawaii Japanese cats. The Japanese title consists of neko, meaning "cat" and jita meaning "tongue." Recommended for cat lovers.
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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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  • Kumamon Trip Diary TOKYO ver.   Kumamon Tabi Nikki
    Kumamon is the popular mascot of the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, a good example of a Yuru-Chara, which are all the rage in Japan right now. He was created to draw tourists to the region after the Kyushu Shinkansen (bullet train) line opened. He's back in this Where's Waldo-esque picture book. Kumamon visits Tokyo's various tourist destination including Tokyo, Ginza, Tokyo Tower, Shinjuku and more. It is up to you to look for Kumamon plus some other targets in detailed double-page full-color spread illustrations. Included is an answer page for those who have trouble finding the lovable mascot. 32 pages, hard bound.
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    $16.00
  • 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
  • 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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    $16.00
  • 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
  • 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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    $45.00
  • 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
  • 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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    $10.50
  • 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
  • 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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    $16.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • Star Wars English-Japanese Dictionary for Padawan learners
    Here's a great new way to study Japanese or English: using this awesome Star Wars English Learner's Dictionary from Japan that teaches you through Star Wars quotes. It's much easier to learn a language when you can connect it to knowledge you already have, and this might be a great way for you or your Padawan to study! So do, or do not. There is no try!
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    $28.00
  • 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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  • 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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  • Showa Style Morning and Lunch   Tokyo Kissa Guide
    The traditional Japanese version of a coffee shop is called a kissa or kissaten, a restaurant serving "Western" foods like toast, scrambled eggs, plus related things like pancakes and sandwiches, and this is a guidebook that shows you the best places to eat the next time you visit Tokyo. Names of shops and maps are included. The book is in Japanese, which is really a good thing, as it guarantees you won't see a million tourists when you go. Enjoy finding great breakfast and lunch in Tokyo!
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  • Japanese KANJI Practice Training Book (Third Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by third graders in Japan to learn how to read and write basic Kanji and use them in sentences. This book comes with 30 lessons with 6-8 kanji per lesson plus 6 pages worth of questions for all the lessons you have finished. Beginners can quickly pick up this book with easy to understand instructions with furigana on some of the more advanced Kanji. A great book we recommend for beginners.
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  • Japanese KANJI Training Book (Fifth Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by fifth graders in Japan to learn how to read and write basic Kanji and use them in sentences. This book comes with 50 lessons with 3-4 kanji per lesson plus 4 pages worth of questions for all the lessons you have finished. Beginners can quickly pick up this book with easy to understand instructions with furigana on some of the more advanced Kanji. A great book we recommend for beginners.
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  • Japanese KANJI Training Book (Sixth Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by sixth graders in Japan to learn how to read and write basic Kanji and use them in sentences. This book comes with 50 lessons with 2-4 kanji per lesson plus 4 pages worth of questions for all the lessons you have finished. Beginners can quickly pick up this book with easy to understand instructions with furigana on some of the more advanced Kanji. A great book we recommend for beginners.
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  • Japanese KANJI/BUSHU/Stroke Order Training Book (Third Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by third graders in Japan to learn how to read and write basic Kanji with stroke order and use them in sentences. This book comes with 50 lessons with 4 kanji per lesson plus 4 pages worth of questions for all the lessons you have finished. Beginners can quickly pick up this book with easy to understand instructions with furigana on some of the more advanced Kanji. A great book we recommend for beginners.
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