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Makoto e-Zine is The Fun Japanese Not Found in Textbooks. If you like our readers and lessons, you will love Makoto, the new e-zine filled with articles on kanji, culture, idioms, proverbs, geography, history, etymology, JLPT tips, Japanese trivia, and much more. Not only that, but every issue will include a brand new reader with newly recorded high-quality MP3s for you to download. Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns, Vocabulary, Prefecture Spotlight, Etymology, Phrase of the DayKanji Spotlight, Grammar Time!, Japanese Readers.

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★ Reviews


194 reviews
Understanding made fun

I am learning so much from the dialogues! As with other products from the Japan Shop, the quality of this offering is of the highest order. I especially value the care taken to explain words and expressions in context. It’s like having an insider whispering in your ear during a daily conversation. I love that new and directly applicable vocabulary is supplied in kanji form, with hiragana that enables us to immediately learn while reinforcing our understanding of kanji and kana alike. I look forward to starting each new dialogue, knowing that I’ll learn something new and useful.


Just what I was looking for. Thank you very much! Although I just bought the first 6 issues but I will - eventually - subscribe for future issues.
Did you consider adding QR codes after each hyperlink? I am reading this via my Kindle and listening to the MP3 on my phone. With the QR I could easily open the link without having to type in each time ;)

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Great books!

These books are a fantastic learning aid. The dialogues are extremely useful and well supported. The best part is that they are actually fun to use. You can perform role playing with a partner so two can learn Japanese. The downloads that come with the books are a special bonus. The MP3s are easy to use and provide sound to the written language. Books. MP3 files. What more can you ask for?

A great, and fun, educational tool.

The idea to combine stories written in hiragana with an audio recording of the text is a simple idea but very effective. There are kanji in each story too (with furigana) but the story is broken down line by line with explanations for particles, kana and each kanji. The audio recordings are great and the lady who reads them has beautifully precise and crystal clear pronunciation, that is easy to absorb and a delight to listen to! All in all I’m very satisfied and my kanji knowledge has increased with each one. Highly recommended, just bear in mind you will need to be able to read hiragana.

Great for beginners!

These are amazing! Every sentence is broken down, it comes with audio, but to me the best part is these feel like real conversations. This feels like a natural way to learn a language. Learning through real everyday conversations. Thank you Clay and Yumi!