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The Japan Shop's Latest Deals

The Japan Shop's Latest Deals


Our NEWEST Bundle: Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Beginners BUNDLE


ONLY $16.00 + FREE Future Updates

A Digital Toolkit for (very) Beginners of Japanese

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  1. Introduction to Japanese [Exclusive to this bundle]
  2. Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese *
  3. Hiragana Worksheets [Exclusive to this bundle]
  4. Katakana, the Basics of Japanese
  5. 100 Grammar Points
  6. 100 Essential Kanji 
  7. Inazuma 1: About Japanese Pronouns
  8. Frank & the Obaasan [a beginning reader]
  9. 101 Japanese Set Phrases & Power Words
  10. Hiragana Readers Yondemiyo hiragana and N5 kanji readers [6 are ready at launch--many more to come soon!]
  11. Makoto #1
  12. Makoto #19


Japanese History Reader Volume 1-5 BUNDLE

We Just added #5: Ukiyo-e

STILL $9.99 + FREE Future Volumes

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Learn about Japanese history and culture as you improve your vocabulary, reading, and listening comprehension.

  • Includes Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
  • Fifteen Stories included: (more will be added for no extra charge)
    * The Three Warlords who Unified Japan
    * Sakamoto Ryoma, the Reformer
    * Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's Greatest Swordsman
    * All about Ninja
    * The Tragic Story of the 47 Ronin
    * Takeda Shingen, the Man who almost had it All
    * The Loyal Dog, Hachiko
    * Instant Ramen
    * Kurosawa of the World
    * Reiwa, a New Era
    * Tsuyu, Japan's Rainy Season
    * Japan's Giant Hornet
    * Ukiyo-e Part I About Ukiyo-e
    * Ukiyo-e Part II About the Artists
    * Ukiyo-e Part III Influence on Western Art
  • Includes two MP3s per story. One read normal speed and one slowly
  • All Japanese have furigana those starting out with kanji. (in the Running Gloss section)
  • Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with explanation of the grammar.
  • The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.
  • Kanji in Focus covers the key kanji found in each essay
  • Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don't cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).


The Complete Japanese Reader Collection [All 10 Volumes Bundle] 

We Just added #10: Urashima Tarou and Other Stories

STILL $16.00 + FREE Future Volumes

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This bundle set includes ALL of the Japanese Reader Collection in digital format. Download instantly and begin improving your Japanese reading skills (PDFs), listening abilities (MP3s), and vocabulary. An amazing value!


Makoto E-Zine 13-18 Value Bundle

Only $15.00

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Each issue includes jokes (in Japanese), fun etymologies, grammar lessons, kanji practice, fun phrases, and, of course, a Japanese reader.
  • Makoto #13: Included reader: World-Renowned Kurosawa
  • Makoto #14: Included reader: The Young Man who Slept for Three Years
  • Makoto #15: Included reader: Blossoming Old Man
  • Makoto #16: Included reader: Reiwa, A New Era
  • Makoto #17: Included reader: Japan's Rainy Season
  • Makoto #18: Included reader: Japan's Giant Wasps


Makoto E-Zine series #21

juuichi gatsu go hatsubai
November Issue Release
Only $4.00
IN THIS ISSUE: November 2019
NEW READER: よんでみよう! Let's Read! & Ukiyoe, Part Three

Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
Vocabulary: Japanese Proverb
Prefecture Spotlight: Kagoshima
Etymology: Cat
Phrase of the Day: Using chotto
Haiku Basho
Kanji Spotlight: Big
Grammar Time! Polite negative questions
Japanese Readers: Japanese Snowman (beginner) + Ukiyoe Part 3 (Intermediate)

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