Japanese Study

Japanese Study

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Genki Second Edition Teacher's Manual   An Integrated Course in Japanese (Genki Answer Key included)
    This teacher's manual provides detailed information and tips to help you make effective classroom use of GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The content includes important points on grammar and practices, as well as ideas for applied exercises, for every practice of each lesson in the textbooks' "Conversation and Grammar" and "Reading and Writing" sections. The accompanying CD-Rom contains more than 1000 pages of information and teaching aids, including a full English translation of this manual, Japanese translations of the textbooks' grammar sections, workbook pages with answers to assist checking students' work, PDF file for printing out the worksheets in the appendix of this manual, sample schedules for courses using GENKI, flash cards of vocabulary and kanji studied in GENKI lessons.
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    $62.00
  • 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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    $42.00
  • Hiragana Times July 2015 NO. 345
    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 #344 of the most popular magazine for learning about Japan and Japanese language, learn about why sake is so tasty, and what is suteteko, and more. Another great issue!
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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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  • Pocket Japanese Dictionary
    This is a Japanese - English, English Japanese dictionary containing 3,000 of the most commonly used words in the Japanese language. An ideal dictionary for beginning students, businessmen, and travelers. A handy pocket version with an easy-to-read type for quick reference. Written in romaji (alphabetical) characters to native English speakers, with English translations and Kanji characters. Measures 7.4 x 4.1 inches.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kanji de Manga Vol. 5
    Japanese kanji - the written characters adapted from Chinese - were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. "Kanji de Manga" uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for "Otaku" of all ages. Enjoy the pictures and practice, you'll be reading and writing basic Japanese in no time at all! Volume 5. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • Kanji de Manga Vol. 3
    Japanese kanji - the written characters adapted from Chinese - were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. "Kanji de Manga" uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for "Otaku" of all ages. Enjoy the pictures and practice, you'll be reading and writing basic Japanese in no time at all! Volume 3. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • Kanji de Manga Vol. 6
    Japanese kanji - the written characters adapted from Chinese - were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. "Kanji de Manga" uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for "Otaku" of all ages. Enjoy the pictures and practice, you'll be reading and writing basic Japanese in no time at all! Volume 6. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • Homestay in Japan: Nihon to no Deai
    This intermediate reader, designed especially for high school students of Japanese, relates the experiences of Amy, a sixteen-year-old American exchange student who spends a year living with a Japanese family in Kobe. As students read conversations between Amy, her host family, and others, they will encounter colloquial expressions, appropriate male and female speech markers, and varying speech styles and levels of formality. The reader also contains a complete teacher's guide, glossary, and vocabulary notes and was prepared under the auspices of the Center for Improvement of Teaching of Japanese Language and Culture in High School, part of the University High School of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 250 Essential Kanji Vol 1   For Everyday Use
    This book is indispensable for any non-native speaker trying to make it through a day in Japan. Covering 21 everyday situations, this book deals with a variety of topics ranging from the cordial (How do you do?) to the crucial (Going to the hospital.) Fully illustrated with line drawings throughout, 250 Essential Kanji for Everyday Use Volume I offers valuable information for learners and visitors alike. As many classroom students can tell you, the kanji taught in most textbooks is not always encountered in everyday situations. To fill this gap, a group of researchers from the prestigious University of Tokyo pooled their talents to create 250 Essential Kanji for Everyday Use Volume I, a workbook that teaches the characters one is most likely to see in the day-to-day world. All entries include the meanings, stroke-orders, common compounds, and derivations of the kanji. Sample materials such as forms and public photos illustrate the actual use of kanji, showing the settings where a traveler or resident may come upon the characters. The quizzes and exercises fortify the lessons, making the text ideal for classroom use or self-study. By the end of the book, you will have learned the 250 most important characters in Japanese and thousands of vocabulary words in which they appear. Published by Tuttle. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • Instant Japanese   How To Express 1,000 Different Ideas With Just 100 Key Words And Phrases!
    Instant Japanese allows you to quickly and easily meet people, go shopping, ride the subway, ask for directions, order food and drinks, and much more! This thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book shows students and travelers how to maximize their communication skills. The idea is simple-learn 100 words and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which words to learn. This book presents a basic vocabulary that will be used over and over again. All of the phrases are given in both standard Roman and Japanese scripts. A brief guide to pronunciation helps you say the phrases correctly. And an easy-to-use, 250 word vocabulary list allows you to translate from Japanese to English and vice-versa. Grammatical and cultural notes are presented in clear, accessible language. Publshed by Tuttle.
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  • Kata: The Key to Understanding and Dealing with the Japanese
    In this first book ever to explain why the Japanese think and behave the way they do, veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente, author of more than 30 books on Japan, unlocks the mystery of kata - the cultural molds that have traditionally shaped and defined the attitudes, behavior, and character of the Japanese and are primarily responsible for the traits and talents that make them different from other people - to explain what makes the Japanese Japanese, and how it effects all their personal, professional, and political affairs! In some 70 brief essays, ranging from the "Art of Bowing" and "Importance of the Apology" to "The Compulsion for Quality" and "Exchanging Name-Cards," the author looks at the origin, nature, use, and influence of kata (literally the form and order of doing things) in Japanese life and how this cultural conditioning causes the Japanese to think and react in the way they do. Because all relations with the Japanese are influenced by kata, the key to dealing with the Japanese in personal or business matters requires knowing how and when to induce or compel them to break the kata and behave in a non-Japanese way. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • Practical Japanese: Your Guide to Speaking Japanese Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours
    "In this jet age, one can reach any part of the world within a day or two. It is wise to have some knowledge of the language of the country one visits to make the trip enjoyable and worthwhile." - THE AUTHOR Jun Maeda has purposely written Practical Japanese for the tourist visiting Japan, although the book will undoubtedly prove its worth to anyone wanting to acquire a working knowledge of spoken Japanese in a short period of time. With approximately 350 essential words and 96 pages of practical conversational usage, this handy book provides the basics needed to converse in simple Japanese. Intended for beginners, the book concentrates only on key grammar and pronunciation points. Most of the 25 lessons include exercises that reinforce vocabulary items and grammatical structures. Phrases and sentences are recycled for long-term learning. Over 200 simple illustrations allow even beginners to express themselves. In short, Practical Japanese is an introduction to basic Japanese that is concise, simple, and useful from the very first page. Jun Maeda was born in Tokyo and graduated from Keio University. Her very popular Practical Japanese has been reprinted more than forty times. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • Thomas HIRAGANA Practice Notebook
    Improve your hiragana writing style with the help of Thomas the Tank Engine. The notebook comes with the complete hiragana table that shows the stroke direction and order of each letter plus a sticker sheet of your progress (stick them after you completed certain number of pages). Each page have illustrations of things that start with the letter you are learning to write, you can even color them! A fun and useful way to learn how to write hiragana.
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