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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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Makoto Newest Issue!
In this issue -- August 2019
NEW READER: Frank and the Obaasan & Japan's Giant Hornets
* Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
* Prefecture Spotlight
* Phrase of the Day
* Haiku: Basho
* Kanji Spotlight
* Grammar Time!
* Japanese Readers: Frank and the Obaasan & Japan's Giant Hornets
SIMPLICITY. IT STARTED WITH SIMPLE IDEA AND DESIGN
We also offer t-shirts with different simple designs about Japanese
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 ;)
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?
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.
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!
These stories are much shorter than the Japanese Reader collection, but are just as fun. They are full of grammar, vocabulary and listening comprehension as well. These may be harder for beginners but are a great tool and I will be coming back to them more than once!
This bundle is absolutely amazing in not just monetary value, but in learning value. These are full of vocabulary and every sentence and word is broken down for you. You can look up a specific word if that is all you need or you can look at the translation of the whole sentence. Please get this if you are looking to improve your reading, listening, vocabulary, and cultural understanding. These stories are not randomly chosen, they are stories that most Japanese people will know.
These sticker are so cute and come exactly as described. Perfect for anywhere you want them!
I can’t really give a book review yet, as I am just getting started. However, I can say that it arrived more quickly than expected and is exactly as described. Also, customer support rom The Japan Shop is fabulous!
These stickers are so cute. They will decorate my Japanese language study notebooks and cheer me on! thank you! I hope you make more!
This bundle is amazing value for how much detail and hard work has gone into making it! For beginners or intermediate learners, the combination of reading and listening helps so much to grow language skills. It has really helped me to improve my Japanese, and I want to sincerely thank Clay and Yumi for their amazing work :D ありがとうございます!
The stickers are so cute! I hope there will be more in the future.
Im using right now, and at the moment seems pretty useful
Love the t-shirt, the army colour works really well with the carnivorous bread, nice material, good fit, overall good quality. It's had two washes so far, and washes well, so I'm hopeful the great illustration will last a long time. A fun t-shirt, cute and scary at the same time. I really don't know what I'll do if bread ever turns against me!
If I had the money I'd buy most of the t-shirt range, especially the Panda and Ninja ones... and the stick figure in the rain, and the art ones and...
I can't buy very often as I get charged import VAT and a Royal Mail handling fee, which adds an extra £14.10 onto the order when the package comes into the UK, but when I do have a few things I would like the products and service are always excellent.
Would buy again, thank you :)
I purchased this for my daughter who started Japanese in school. It is a helpful resource for her to polish her Japanese skill.
They made it easy for beginners to understand nihongo
This purchase is definitely worth the money. The layout and information are easy to understand, so it really motivates me to spend more time learning Japanese.
Great quality and cute as can be -- with cool Japanese phrases to boot! I'm sure my students will love these! I'd like to see more similar items in the future.
Easy, funny and interesting
I have made a handful of trips to Japan and each time I’ve tried to teach myself something new. I decided a while ago to try and master the hirigana phonetics but it can be a bit tedious if you don’t have the right tools. I bought this bundle to help me really get started and I am so suprised at how much easier I am able to retain the information that I am learning. The stories are very cool and I remember some from when I was little but they were told to me in English. I’m loving learning them in Japanese!
Arrived so fast and was exactly as promised, can't fault
I started learning Japanese not long ago and The Complete Japanese Reader Collection has come in handy. They are really interesting stories with helpful and detailed explanations and nicely presented audio (pretty voice and clear pronunciation). I'm really enjoying it. Great job! ありがとうございます。
I'm absolutely satisfied with the purchase.
The material is clear and it's a great aid in exercising Japanese reading
Books very well organized and helpful. They will help me to stay motivated in my study. Also, the voice is very professional (speaks clearly) and it is very nice having two speeds. The stories are the right length and the vocabulary list allows you to follow the story, section by section. Perfect complement for learning Japanese.
this is a good website to go to when i started school i went straight to this website.
just start to try learning Japanese on my own and it`s a big help to see actual grammar and the storys are quite interesting
Having worked as a language teacher for years, I know that a lot of students just hate grammar. (Of course I love it! ;-) Since I started to try to learn Japanese I have been looking for some simple way to get a grip of the system of the Japanese grammar, and here it is!!
I am sure there is a lot more to learn, but for me this was a great introduction.
So: Forget your fears and hate, and give this a try!
I just started learning Japanese and this is a great help.
Great place for beginner to start practicing.
I start class at the end of August so won't get to these until mid semester, they seem a sooth continuation of the Genki 1 books.
This is absolutely amazing. I'm an absolute beginner but the way this is set up allow me to understand/translate these short stories. It takes me forever, but I'm having loads of fun with it. Because the stories are short, I don't get discouraged while trying to figure them out.
This is an absolute treasure!
Firstly, I'm glad the dialogues feel like conversations I would actually have. That makes it so much easier to relate to and remember.
Secondly, the explanations about appropriate politeness level are really helpful and put the different ways of saying things in context. I also like that the books tell you if a word or phrase is very common.
Last but definitely not least, I am impressed by the quality of these books. This isn't the first bundle by Clay & Yumi Boutwell that I've purchased and I will certainly buy more in the future. The content is consistently great. Even the files are well thought out with three different formats included for each book.
What can I say? I am obsessed with Hello Kitty and these items have found a happy home :-)!!!
I've been searching for beginner-intermediate Japanese books and graciously came across this bundle (thanks fb). It offers more than just a simple read with crackdown explanation sentence-by-sentence which is extremely helpful. I began to notice myself picking up the pace and the ability to understand without reading the explanation.
TL;DR : Worth it for beginners. Take advantage of the price before it goes off!
I wish there are more books like these to read, and I will purchase other bundles in the future. ありがとうございます。