Japanese Study

Japanese Study

  • Hiragana Times Mar 2016 NO. 353
    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 #352 covers all kinds of fun aspects of Japan, including the Miyake Issey Exhibition, reviving areas by selling local products, plus an article about the gateway to Japan's great outdoors. There's also a ton of great study materials for all levels.
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    $1.65
  • 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
  • Great Ryokan Inns in Tokyo   Tokyo no Sugoi Ryokan
    Want to take a really excellent trip around Tokyo sometime in the future? This is a great photobook / guidebook that shows you dozens of wonderful ryokan, which are traditional Japanese inns. The book is in Japanese, but this is actually a good thing, since using travel guides in English is a good way to end up staying in an inn full of foreigners rather than experiencing anything "real" about Japan. A great book we recommend a lot!
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    $18.00
  • 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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    $11.25
  • 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
  • Hiragana Times June 2016 NO. 356
    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 #356 covers all kinds of fun aspects of Japan, including the Ghoulish Exhibition featuring youkai or Japanese ghoulish creatures, capsule hotel aimed at female guests from overseas, plus Q&A service for foreigners. There's also a ton of great study materials for all levels.
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    $5.85
  • 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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    $18.50
  • 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
  • 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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    $42.50
  • 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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    $10.00
  • Hiragana Times May 2016 NO. 355
    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 #355 covers all kinds of fun aspects of Japan, including the International Photography Festival, Kit Kat popular with non-Japanese visiting Japan, plus Near Future Robot Hotel. There's also a ton of great study materials for all levels.
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    $5.80
  • 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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    $24.00
  • Japanese KANJI Training Book (First Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by first graders in Japan to learn how to read and write basic Kanji and use them in sentences. This book comes with 27 lessons with 2-3 kanji per lesson plus 2 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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    $2.25
  • Japanese Word and Sentence Training Book (Second Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by second graders in Japan to learn how to use Japanese words in sentences. This book comes with 26 lessons with 5 quizzes in between them plus 6 pages worth of questions for all the lessons you've learned in this book. 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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    $2.25
  • Japanese KANJI Training Book (Fourth Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by fourth graders in Japan to learn how to read and write basic Kanji 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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    $2.25
  • 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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    $12.50
  • 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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    $2.25
  • 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
  • Japanese HIRAGANA and KATAKANA Training Book (First Grade)
    For those who are studying Japanese, this is a great training book used by first graders in Japan to learn how to read and write hiragana and katakana, and use them in sentences. This book comes with 40 lessons with all the hiragana and katakana characters you need to know plus 3 pages worth of questions after you have finished all the lessons. 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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    $2.25
  • 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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    $2.25
  • 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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    $2.25
  • 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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    $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
  • 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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    $3.85
  • 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
  • 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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    $3.25
  • 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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    $14.00
  • 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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    $17.50
  • 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
  • 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
  • Otonano Kagaku Magazine   USB Tornado Humidifier
    J-List is happy to have been selected by Gakken as its special international partner for its popular "Otona no Kagaku" (Science for Adults) line of magazine + science projects. Since being founded in 1947, Gakken has created fascinating learning materials about science that have won them fans all over the world. Each issue of Otona no Kagaku gives you all the parts and information you need to build fun and awesome science projects! The project for this issue is a fun "tornado humidifier," which creates a cyclone of air vapor inside which is fun and pleasant to look at. The magazine itself is filled with information on science and weather and how tornadoes work on Earth and on planets like Jupiter. The included boxes gives you everything you need to put the device together, which runs on standard USB power (either from a computer or a cell phone charger). The humidifier has controls to enable different speeds, and there are LED lights inside too. Very nice! This issue of Otona no Kagaku is available to customers for bulk purchasing for educational and other use. For more information contact us via this link.
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