Japanese History Reader Volume 2: Ninja, Ronin, and Daimyo [Paperback]
Japanese History Reader Volume 2: Ninja, Ronin, and Daimyo [Paperback] $ 12.99
This is for the physical book which will be mailed to you. If you are looking for the digital version (with no shipping charges), this book is in the Japanese History Digital Bundle. Recommended for upper beginner students of Japanese. Quick! What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word Japan? Maybe it is anime, Hello Kitty, geisha, or sumo, but I bet high on that list is the samurai warrior class. This book contains three essays on warrior history. All about Ninja The Tragic Story of the 47 Ronin Takeda Shingen, the Man who almost had it All Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. The download link will be emailed to you instantly upon ordering (we will also ship the physical book). Listen while reading. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed Read--in Japanese--about the mysterious ninja, the tragic story of the 47 Ronin, and about Takeda Shingen, a warrior leader who had a flush toilet. Yes, you can read real Japanese--even if you are fairly new to Japanese. FEATURES: 122 Pages All Japanese have furigana those starting out with kanji. 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!). Includes FREE Sound files to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings. You will be emailed a download link instantly after ordering (the actual physical book will also be mailed to you). While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!
Japanese History Reader Volume 3: 20th Century Japanese Stories [Paperback]
Japanese History Reader Volume 3: 20th Century Japanese Stories [Paperback] $ 12.99
This is for the physical book which will be mailed to you. If you are looking for the digital version (with no shipping charges), this book is in the Japanese History Digital Bundle. Recommended for upper beginner students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese history reader contains three essays on Japanese people who made a world-wide impact during the 20th century.  Well, two people and a dog. Learn how one man revolutionized food, how Akira Kurosawa impacted movies, and how a dog taught the world the meaning of loyalty. The Loyal Dog, Hachiko The Japanese Man who Invented Instant Ramen The World-renowned Kurosawa Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. The download link will be emailed to you instantly upon ordering (we will also ship the physical book). Listen while reading. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed Read--in Japanese--about loyalty in the dog, Hachiko, about how revolutionary Instant Ramen was and is, and finally, learn all about the greatest Japanese film director of the 20th century. Yes, you can read real Japanese--even if you are fairly new to Japanese. FEATURES: All Japanese have furigana those starting out with kanji. 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!). Includes FREE Sound files to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings. You will be emailed a download link instantly after ordering (the actual physical book will also be mailed to you). While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!
Japanese History Reader Volume 4: Essays on Modern Japan [Paperback]
Japanese History Reader Volume 4: Essays on Modern Japan [Paperback] $ 12.99
This is for the physical book which will be mailed to you. If you are looking for the digital version (with no shipping charges), this book is in the Japanese History Digital Bundle. Recommended for upper beginner students of Japanese. Wondering about Japanese era names? Learn about the new Reiwa era. If you are planning to be in Japan in July, you will want to read the essay on Japan’s rainy season. Lastly, we talk about the terrifying giant hornet of Japan. Reiwa, A New Era Rainy Season in Japan Japan's Giant Hornet Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. The download link will be emailed to you instantly upon ordering (we will also ship the physical book). Listen while reading. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed FEATURES: All Japanese have furigana those starting out with kanji. 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!). Includes FREE Sound files to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings. You will be emailed a download link instantly after ordering (the actual physical book will also be mailed to you). While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!
Japanese History Reader Volume 5: Ukiyo-e [Paperback]
Japanese History Reader Volume 5: Ukiyo-e [Paperback] $ 12.99
This is for the physical book which will be mailed to you. If you are looking for the digital version (with no shipping charges), this book is in the Japanese History Digital Bundle. Recommended for upper beginner students of Japanese. Read three essays on Japan's most famous contribution to the world of art, ukiyo-e. Learn about the history, famous ukiyo-e masters, and the influence it had on Western art. Ukiyo-e Part I About Ukiyo-e Ukiyo-e Part II About the Artists Ukiyo-e Part III Influence on Western Art Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. The download link will be emailed to you instantly upon ordering (we will also ship the physical book). Listen while reading. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed Read--in Japanese--about the amazing history and world-wide influence of ukiyoe. Yes, you can read real Japanese--even if you are fairly new to Japanese. FEATURES: 110 Pages All Japanese have furigana those starting out with kanji. 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!). Includes FREE Sound files to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings. You will be emailed a download link instantly after ordering (the actual physical book will also be mailed to you). While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!
Japanese History Reader Volume 6: Japanese Tunnels [Paperback]
Japanese History Reader Volume 6: Japanese Tunnels [Paperback] $ 12.99
This is for the physical book which will be mailed to you. If you are looking for the digital version (with no shipping charges), this book is in the Japanese History Digital Bundle. Recommended for upper beginner students of Japanese. Japan, being a mountainous country, has thousands of tunnels that keep the nation connected. Learn about these amazing marvels of Japanese ingenuity. Tunnels in Japan The Blue Tunnel Seikan Tunnel Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. The download link will be emailed to you instantly upon ordering (we will also ship the physical book). Listen while reading. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed Read--in Japanese--about the amazing history of Japanese tunnels. Yes, you can read real Japanese--even if you are fairly new to Japanese. FEATURES: 97 Pages All Japanese have furigana those starting out with kanji. 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!). Includes FREE Sound files to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings. You will be emailed a download link instantly after ordering (the actual physical book will also be mailed to you). While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!
Japanese Kanji for JLPT N4-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 [Paperback]
Japanese Kanji for JLPT N4-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N4 BUNDLE Includes sound files for each Example Sentence. You will receive an email with the download link immediately; the paperback will be mailed to you soon after that.Japanese Kanji for JLPT N4 covers the kanji needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N4.  Whether you are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 or just would like a solid start on learning upper beginner-level kanji, this book will teach you the most useful characters in an easy-to-understand way. Download the MP3s and the accompanying PDF for a complete learning system (included for no extra charge). Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within.  Learn the readings (pronunciations) and meanings of each kanji. Learn the stroke order for each kanji. Helpful mnemonic stories are offered to help remember the meaning of each kanji. Each kanji includes several vocabulary words with the kanji and one example sentence. UPPER BEGINNER LEVEL
Japanese Kanji for JLPT N5-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback]
Japanese Kanji for JLPT N5-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N5 BUNDLE Includes sound files for each Example Sentence. You will receive an email with the download link immediately; the paperback will be mailed to you soon after that.Japanese Kanji for JLPT N5 covers the kanji needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana. Whether you are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 or just would like a solid start on learning kanji, this book will teach you the most useful characters in an easy-to-understand way. Download the MP3s and the accompanying PDF for a complete learning system (included for no extra charge). Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within.  Learn the readings (pronunciations) and meanings of each kanji. Learn the stroke order for each kanji. Helpful mnemonic stories are offered to help remember the meaning of each kanji. Each kanji includes several vocabulary words with the kanji and one example sentence. BEGINNER LEVEL
Japanese Names - A Crash Course on Learning Japanese First and Last Names [Paperback]
Japanese Names - A Crash Course on Learning Japanese First and Last Names [Paperback] $ 14.99
Thoroughly learn the top 100 family and over a hundred given names (male and female) through kanji studies, worksheets, and Anki flashcard decks. This is the paperback version, but it also includes the eBook ePub, Anki flashcard, PDF worksheets, and MP3 sound files as a download for no extra charge. You'll receive the download link immediately after purchase and the physical paperback will mailed to you. If you would like just the eBook version, please purchase our Japanese Culture Bundle by clicking here.   Japanese names are difficult. Challenging kanji, atypical pronunciations, and lengthy syllable sequences can make Japanese names a hurdle for English-speaking students of the language. If you are serious about learning Japanese, Japanese names is a subject you simply can't ignore.  Want to make Japanese friends? Having a thorough understanding of names will help. Want to enjoy Japanese movies, TV, or novels? If this fits your description, this book is for you. And with a little concentrated study, you can learn the most common family and given names. In this book, we'll thoroughly study the top 100 family and over a hundred given names (male and female) through kanji studies, worksheets, and Anki flashcard decks.   152 Pages Learn the most common 100 family names today Over a hundred given names (male and female) Master the most common kanji and the most common readings found in Japanese names Download Anki decks, sound files, and worksheets for no extra charge.   Imagine being introduced to Mr. Saitou. After going through this book, you ask him, "Is that a Saitou with a 斉 or a 斎?" Mr. Saitou (whether 斉藤 or 斎藤) will truly be impressed.   This book is based on a much more in-depth online course at Makoto+. If you want extra practice plus hundreds of famous names (historical, actors, actresses, musicians, singers, and more), please check out the course here: https://makotoplus.com/makoto-courses/japanese-names-course/  It’s free for Shogun and Lifetime members.  Samurai members can find a deeply discounted coupon in the members' section. Or you can purchase the course without being a member.
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Japanese Reading for JLPT N5-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback]
Japanese Reading for JLPT N5-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N5 BUNDLE Includes sound files for each Example Sentence. You will receive an email with the download link immediately; the paperback will be mailed to you soon after that.Japanese Reading for JLPT N5 helps you practice the reading section of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana. Whether you are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 or just would like to practice reading, this book will give you a way to build your reading comprehension. Download the MP3s and the accompanying PDF for a complete learning system (included for no extra charge). Download the sound files for every story or essay.  Quiz your reading comprehension by answering the questions (similar to what would be on the test) Grammatical notes: understand difficult sentence structure or grammatical patterns. Key vocabulary words are defined. BEGINNER LEVEL - It is recommended to know basic sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary before getting this book.
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Japanese Sentence Patterns for JLPT N5 [Paperback]
Japanese Sentence Patterns for JLPT N5 [Paperback] $ 12.99
Plug and play vocabulary to learn Japanese sentence structure (文型 bunkei).   This book offers a way to practice grammar, vocabulary, and reading using JLPT N5 level grammatical patterns in various example sentences. For each grammatical pattern, we'll switch out words and point out construction rules to give you a full understanding how to use that form.This book includes: 34 highly useful beginner-level grammatical patterns At least five example sentences for each pattern 200 sound files for every example sentence found in the book Total sentence breakdowns--fully understand the mechanics of each sentence, the vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure Meaning, usage, and construction of each grammatical pattern explained in plain English Practice by creating Japanese sentences from each grammatical pattern (answers given) The download link for the sound files (plus PDF version of the book) found on the last page Japanese Grammar for English SpeakersWe highly recommend reading each example sentence several times—even dozens of times. Learning isolated vocabulary may be useful, but learning vocabulary within a natural context (sentence or phrase) while absorbing how the grammar is more efficient.While you read (paperback, tablet, or computer), you may want to use your smartphone to play the sound files.We assume you are using a textbook for your regular studies and have some (if only a touch) familiarity with very basic Japanese grammar. If not, we highly recommend getting a textbook to keep your learning structured before proceeding with this book. At the very minimum, to use this book, you must have a solid knowledge of hiragana.
Japanese Sentence Practice for JLPT N4-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 [Paperback]
Japanese Sentence Practice for JLPT N4-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the sound files, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N4 BUNDLE -- The digital files (eBook and sound files) are included with the purchase of this paperback. Simply place your order and the download link will be emailed you immediately after purchase. Studying, tearing apart, and drilling with sentences is a great way to not only boost your reading comprehension and vocabulary but it can also help with grammar, kanji, and even pronunciation (with shadowing). This book takes 100 sentences using JLPT N4 level vocabulary and grammar (upper beginner) and thoroughly works through them with full explanations, fill-in-the blank exercises, and translations. This book is best for upper beginners. We will do a similar one for JLPT N5 (beginner level) soon, but even if you are fairly new to Japanese, give it a try! 201 page PDF ePub and MOBI eBook files 100 sound files Anki Flashcard Deck with 200 cards UPPER BEGINNER LEVEL Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within. Link emailed to you immediately after purchase.  Example sentences are broken down with a literal word-by-word translation to aid comprehension.  Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji)  
Japanese Sentence Practice for JLPT N5-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback]
Japanese Sentence Practice for JLPT N5-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the sound files, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N5 BUNDLE -- The digital files (eBook and sound files) are included with the purchase of this paperback. Simply place your order and the download link will be emailed you immediately after purchase. Studying, tearing apart, and drilling with sentences is a great way to not only boost your reading comprehension and vocabulary but it can also help with grammar, kanji, and even pronunciation (with shadowing). This book takes 100 sentences using JLPT N5 level vocabulary and grammar (beginner) and thoroughly works through them with full explanations, fill-in-the blank exercises, and translations. This book is best for beginners who can read all hiragana and have a basic grasp of Japanese sentence structure.  187 page PDF ePub eBook files 100 sound files Anki Flashcard Deck with 200 cards BEGINNER LEVEL Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within. Link emailed to you immediately after purchase.  Example sentences are broken down with a literal word-by-word translation to aid comprehension.  Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji)  
Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases [Paperback]
Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases [Paperback] $ 12.99
  Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. This physical book also includes the digital version, but if you are looking for the digital only version, please click here for the bundle with this book in it. Digital products have no shipping charges!   68 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   Learn important Japanese sentences one word at a time An in-depth study of the sentence structure of 21 useful phrases with many more variations and examples.  What you'll get: 68 Page PDF Includes ePub & Mobi files MP3s with every Japanese example sentence Ready to improve your Japanese while increasing your cultural knowledge? Add to cart now.
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Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N4: Master the JLPT N4 [Paperback]
Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N4: Master the JLPT N4 [Paperback] $ 12.99
Included are over 1,200 MP3s of each Vocabulary and Example Sentence. There are also individual chapter list MP3s which combine the Japanese vocabulary word, the example sentence, and then the English translation. We put this MP3s together so you can listen while driving while walking the dog, or while going through the book. UPPER BEGINNER LEVEL Over 1,200 MP3s MP3s both with individual vocabulary words and example sentences Bonus Chapter MP3s listening in order Chapter MP3s include the vocabulary word, each example sentence, and then the English translation [Designed to be listened to with or without the eBook] Includes PDF, ePub, and MOBI Kindle eBook formats Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji)   Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is a great way to not only assess your Japanese skills but also to give yourself a concrete goal for your learning. I am a firm believer in setting goals. It is the quickest way to make progress.   Unfortunately, with goal-setting, there is usually the problem of maintaining motivation. By paying money and making plans to sit in a test (usually) in a different city; however, you are making a major investment of time and money. There are few pressures in life that can motivate better than time or money. That’s why we always recommend any serious student of Japanese to sign up and study for the JLPT.   Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N4 covers all the vocabulary needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N4. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana.   Add the 1,200+ MP3s to your MP3 player, iPhone, or computer and listen while studying the book. Compilation MP3 files of each chapter's list are also included. These have each word followed by the example sentence for sequential learning.
Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N5 -- Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 - The Japan Shop
Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N5 -- Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N5 BUNDLE Included at no extra charge are 1,445 MP3s of each Vocabulary and Example Sentence. The download link is found on the last page. Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N5 covers all the vocabulary needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana.   BEGINNER LEVEL Over 1,400 MP3s MP3s both with individual vocabulary words and example sentences Bonus Chapter MP3s listening in order Chapter MP3s include the vocabulary word, each example sentence, and then the English translation [Designed to be listened to with or without the eBook] Includes PDF, ePub, and MOBI Kindle eBook formats Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji) Add the 1,445 MP3s to your MP3 player, iPhone, or computer and listen while studying the book. Five large MP3 files are also included. These have each word followed by the example sentence for sequential learning.