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
  • Nose Neko Premium
    You would be surprised at how cute these cats are, posing for the camera with random objects on their heads or paws. While that is perhaps the main appeal of this book (so cute!), there are many other scenes of of cat just being cats -- sleeping in boxes, climbing trees like ninjas, and more sleeping in boxes. 144 pages of nothing but kawaii Japanese cats. The Japanese title consists of nose (no-se), meaning "to place on top of" and neko meaning "cat." Great for cat lovers and all things kawaii.
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    $11.00
  • Shitty English -- Kuso Mitaina Eibun
    This is a very strange and very wonderful book that teaches very strange English and Japanese, and was something that exploded on twitter. The book teaches you how to say things like "oh I'm sorry for stepping on your foot! Please do it again, if you could." Or "why are you only wearing underwear? I'm sorry, I'll take them off soon." Or "do you have any qualifications? I wear a size's bra." It's basically the most random way to learn English or Japanese we can think of.
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    $19.00
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Hiragana Times Oct 2016 NO. 360
    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 #360 features articles the effects of the outside world on Japan due to globalization, the rise of Halloween in Japan as a major event in Japan, classic anime you can understand Japan through, travel guides to Kyoto, and more. It's great for anyone who wants to learn Japanese!
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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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  • JLPT N4, N5 Textbook with CD   Goukaku Dekiru Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken N4, 5
    Here's a great book to help anyone planning on taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Noryoku Shiken, JLPT), a textbook that will guide you through all the grammar, kanji, vocabulary and everything else you will need, including listening skills, thanks to the included 2-cD set that the book comes with. This is for levels N4 and N5 (the new JLPT levels 4 and 5), the easiest two levels in the test. Outstanding content, with 220+ pages of material to work through, all in Japanese so you won't be distracted with your native language. Answers to the test questions are provided too.
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    $34.00
  • 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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  • 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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  • Kanji Tamago - Pre Intermediate
    Do you want to learn Japanese? Well, here's a great place to start, with the Kanji Tamago textbook series by Bonjinsha. it's a great textbook/workbook series that exposes you to kanji and the vocabulary words that you will be using, starting with the numbers 1 through 10, moving on to money, seasons, and the simplest characters, just like Japanese children the book has 15 chapters, and 153 pages. It also comes with a CD, listening lessons. This is the second volume in the series. The book also includes the CD lessons' script and answers. Because the book is entirely in Japanese, it's best used with a native Japanese teacher, or in some other type of structured class.
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    $27.25
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Shin Nihongo - Seikatsu no Kanji (Kanji for Life)
    If you want to learn Japanese and kanji, this is an excellent book to get you started. It's a great book for beginners, that focuses on teaching you to read the kanji characters you would need if you are to live in Japan, the characters you see at train stations, or convenience stores, or businesses. There are 12 chapters, each helping you learn a different area of kanji characters starting at the beginning. Best of all, this book features instructions in Japanese, English, Korean, Arabian, Indonesian, Nepalese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, catalog, and Vietnamese. Happy studying!
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    $30.00
  • 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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  • Pokemon Study Notebook 50 Square
    Here's a cool and fun way of keeping you motivated to practice writing your kanji. This practice book features back to back grid pattern squares, to help make your characters written clean and even. The square grid pattern is the standard writing paper used for all students learning the language and has approximately 50 squares per page, a standard size for elementary school children. It also has a bit of Japanese history trivia which is great for students. Features characters from the Pokemon (Pocket Monster) series. This is an authentic Pokemon product made in Japan.
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    $2.00
  • 100 Beautiful Views of Japan
    This is a really special photobook from Japan, which captures the most beautiful corners of the country and organizes everything into different colors. For example, for the blue section, they introduce the beautiful white northern parts of Japan including Hokkaido and Tohoku in the bluest oceans you can find in Japan. There's a section on water, showing you the most beautiful water related scenery, for example a beautiful lake in Hokkaido. Famous areas like Matsushima, a series of islands with Japanese pine trees growing at odd angles off of each island, are well represented, as are the famous temples throughout the country, and what season you should visit them in order to enjoy them. For the "brown" section you get to see Japan at its most beautiful in the fall for example, with lots of suggestions beautiful places you can visit someday. There is even a "gray" section visiting ruins and other famous urban areas that you might like to see. 240 pages, all brilliant color.
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  • Beautiful Japanese Ruin   Utsukushii Nihon no Haikyo
    Many of us are familiar with the city-scape and beauty of Japan, brave towering buildings reaching for the sky, temples with their simple aesthetic to bring people to peaceful thoughts, and the streets filled with neon lights to attract the wandering eye. However, few of us know the Japan that isn't meant to be seen -- the abandoned places around the country with their own unique appeal. Closed Elementary schools, Abandoned hospitals, prison ruins, closed down resorts and hot springs, past mining operations and more. These places all have their own creepy and serene beauty. 160 pages of amazing photography in some of Japan's hidden wonders.
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    $25.00
  • Fute Yasumi
    Fute Yasumi is a purrfectly adorable photobook following the adventures of Futenyan during his day off. Futenyan is a famous cat who loves to Tweet whatever he is doing and which place he is at the moment. Enjoy lots of pictures of Futenyan while he is relaxing or playing. A wonderful photobook for cat lovers. Grab a copy now!
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Play with The Hundred Poems Card - Hyakunin Isshu
    Here's a really cool traditional game from Japan that's more than a thousand years old. It's called Hyakunin Isshu, and it's been around since Heian Peri there are 100 cards, all describing classic Japanese writers and historical people from the era, which Japanese are all as familiar with as Americans are with Thomas Paine or Benjamin Franklin. The kanji have hiragana written beside them, making this appropriate for use by students. org/kidsweb/cool/12-03-15/002.html
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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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  • 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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  • 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   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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  • 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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