Karate Vocabulary: Handbook of 300 Essential Japanese Terms - The Japan Shop
Karate Vocabulary: Handbook of 300 Essential Japanese Terms $ 9.99
日本語を磨こう! Let’s polish our Japanese! Do you have a passion for the martial arts and would like a deeper understanding of the terms and names used? If so, this book is for you. We have gathered common martial art terms and names that come from Japanese. Will it help you with your forms or give extra power to your kick? No, not at all. Will it help with pronunciation and understanding of the language you hear in the dojo? Absolutely. - Covers 300 essential words and phrases - Understand the meaning behind common words like dojo or even karate. - Includes a FREE download of MP3s of the Japanese for each word. 
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Nihongo Notes Vol. 1: Language and Culture - The Japan Shop
Nihongo Notes Vol. 1: Language and Culture $ 25.50 $ 25.50
It's difficult to suggest a level for this book. Each article is written both in Japanese and in English (with romaji). So, definitely beginners could read and learn a lot, but I think the topics covered are more for the upper beginner level. Using simple, but real-world conversations, the authors take one neglected--but certainly important--grammatical or cultural point. As you can see with the scans, the right page is in Japanese and the left is in English with romaji. This is certainly nice if you have a Japanese tutor. Your tutor/teacher can read the Japanese and explain any nuance not mentioned in the book.   
Mangajin 05 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 05 $ 19.95
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
CLOSEOUT: Monthly Nihongo April 2005 - The Japan Shop
CLOSEOUT: Monthly Nihongo April 2005 $ 5.00
Recommended for Advanced Back in the day, Nihongo Journal (along with the venerable Mangajin--requiescat in pace) was the magazine many Japanese learners were eager to snatch up at the newspaper stand before the one or two copies they stocked were gone. Sadly, both passed on. Mangajin around 1998 and Nihongo Journal in 2005.  I asked my magazine supplier to send us the nearest equivalent: "Give me a magazine all about Japanese," I asked. Blinded by sadness, I accepted this one (Monthly Nihongo) without doing any research. Well, the magazine is indeed all about Japanese, but instead of learning Japanese, it is about teaching Japanese.    It is still very interesting--especially if you are in to linguistics. But the language is native-level Japanese and is not appropriate for anyone less than an advanced student. If you are such a student and you like learning about learning Japanese, this is definitely for you.
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Nihongo Notes Vol. 2: Language and Communication - The Japan Shop
Nihongo Notes Vol. 2: Language and Communication $ 25.50 $ 25.50
It's difficult to suggest a level for this book. Each article is written both in Japanese and in English (with romaji). So, definitely beginners could read and learn a lot, but I think the topics covered are more for the upper beginner level. Using simple, but real-world conversations, the authors take one neglected--but certainly important--grammatical or cultural point. As you can see with the scans, the right page is in Japanese and the left is in English with romaji. This is certainly nice if you have a Japanese tutor. Your tutor/teacher can read the Japanese and explain any nuance not mentioned in the book.   
Mangajin 26 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 26 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
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Mangajin 49 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 49 $ 12.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
Mangajin 46 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 46 $ 12.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
Mangajin 15 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 15 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
Mangajin 12 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 12 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
Mangajin 11 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 11 $ 14.95
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
Mangajin 10 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 10 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
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Mangajin 08 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 08 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
Mangajin 06 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 06 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above and the table of contents below are for this particular issue. The extra sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   
Mangajin 39 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 39 $ 14.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.  
Mangajin 14 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 14 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.  
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Mangajin 03 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 03 $ 19.95
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.  
Mangajin 59 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 59 $ 9.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.  
Mangajin 53 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 53 $ 9.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.  
Mangajin 48 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 48 $ 12.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   Japan's most powerful family· Sony Data Discman (Japan's most powerful PDA)· The Karaoke Phenomenon FEATURES 18 Cover Story: Karaoke in the 21st Century What started out twenty years ago as a clunky machine holding 400 eight-track tapes has become a multi-billion dollar industry. The future of karaoke is now.   MANGA 27 Living Game · りびんぐげーむ, by Hoshisato Mochiru An old man struggles to keep his house in downtown Tokyo despite intense pressure to sell. 44 American Comics · アメリカの漫画 Garfield (by Jim Davis) and Calvin and Hobbes (by Bill Watterson) in Japanese. 48 Kono Hito ni Kakero · この女に賭けろ, by Shu Ryoka & Yumeno Kazuko Ms. Harashima Hiromi takes on the banking world with an airy confidence that shocks her colleagues. 74 Run! Run! Alcindo!! · Run! Run!アルシンド, by Ohira Kazuo Some foreign players on J-League soccer teams are finding fame off the field. 78 Ningen Kousaten · 人間交差点, by Yajima Masao & Hirokane Kenshi A man tries to understand why people were drawn to his mother, the late founder of a religious sect.   DEPARTMENTS 16 Brand News (Innovative uses of the Japanese Language) Tempting treats to tantalize the tongue; laundry faster than a speeding train. 17 Political Cartoon Japan's coalition government pulls together and takes on France. 62 Book Review: The Brothers: The hidden world of Japan's Richest Family An epic tale of money, greed, and power -- and it's all true. Lesley Downer documents the incredible story of the Tsutsumi family, owners of the vast Seibu empire. 63 On the Bookshelf Recently released books about Japan. 64 Computer Corner The Sony Data Discman -- a virtual reference library that weighs little more than a pound.   LANGUAGE LEARNING 94 Basic Japanese: Forms of desire You can't always get what you want -- without using the proper forms, anyway.. 100 Translator's Note Translator Editor Wayne Lammers warns against pronoun dependency. 101 Vocabulary Summary   MISCELLANEOUS 7 Publisher's Note 14 Letters 15 Bloopers 102 Classifieds    
Mangajin 47 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 47 $ 12.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue.   Special Feature:New Religions· Review Of Nisus Writer 4.0· Learning Japanese The Fun Way FEATURES 特集 tokushu 14 New Religions in Japan: Seeking the Way Charismatic leaders, tightkit communities, and the promise of health, wealth, and happiness, are attracting millions of Japanese into the new religions. Ann Saphir investigates their appeal, and comes close to joining one herself. 22 Book Review: Summer Study Fun Ginny Skord Waters reviews two recent products that claim to take the starch out of study: Do-It-Yourself Japanese Through Comics and Sing Japanese. 28 Taiyaku: 50 Years Later, the War Ends for Yokoyama Ryuichi The US government finally pays the 85-year-old creator of Fuku-chan for using his comic strip during World War II without his permission.   DEPARTMENTS 連載/コラム rensai / koramu 4 Letters & Bloopers 8 Brand News (Innovative uses of the Japanese Language) If office supplies could talk, what would they say? 9 Political Cartoon Iridescent words raise hackles at home and abroad. 23 On the Bookshelf Recently released books about Japan. 24 Computer Corner Nisus Writer 4.0 Multilingual Word Processer does everything but the dishes. 38 Basic Japanese: Commands, Part 2 When used right, abrupt commands get immediate results. 92 Translator's Note Translator Editor Wayne Lammers delves further into the mysteries of the particle ni. 93 Vocabulary Summary 94 Classifieds   MANGA 漫画 manga 34 Garfield, by Jim Davis 36 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson 44 OL Shinkaron · OL進化論, by Akizuki Risu 46 Kono Hito ni Kakero · この女に賭けろ, by Shu Ryoka & Yumeno Kazuko 55 Living Game · りびんぐげーむ, by Hoshisato Mochiru 74 Ningen Kosaten · 人間交差点, by Yajima Masao & Hirokane Kenshi  
Mangajin 29 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 29 $ 14.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue. See below for a table of contents (retrieved from http://www.nyx.net/~cbrown/mangajin/mangajin_toc.html)   Japanese Software Specialwhat's available in the US· Kacho Shima Kosakudoes Kyoto FEATURES 特集 tokushu 9 Political Cartoon Newly elected Prime Minister Hosokawa seems to be having problems pruning the mighty oak left behind by the LDP. 11 Software Special No more excuses! It's time to teach your computer Japanese. Douglas Horn examines the current Mac vs. PC options and provides a summary of Japanese application software available in the US. 42 Interview with Takeuchi Akira, creator of Garcia-kun Manga artist Takeuchi Akira has created somthing of a stir with his new series about a foreign laborer (外人労働者, gaijin rodosha) in Japan.   DEPARTMENTS 連載/コラム rensai / koramu 4 Letters & Bloopers The readers write. 7 Brand News Quick pickling. 16 A Tast of Culture: Elizabeth Andoh    Japanese kitchen utensils are as distinctive as Japanese cooking. 20 Book Review    Sakaiya Taichi's What Is Japan? (English translation of a Japanese best seller) is a prime example of the popular Nihon-ron ("theories about Japan") genre. 32 Basic Japanese: Stylized Kanji Most kanji characters are actually highly stylized pictures. In graphic arts, however, the process can go backward, and kanji are altered to take on the shape of the objects they represent. Mangajin presents a selection of these "visual puns." 88 Vocabulary Summary 90 Mangajin · Mono More stuff for study and fun. 94 Classifieds   MANGA 漫画 manga 28 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson 30 The Far Side, by Gary Larson 38 Tanaka-kun · 田中くん, by Tanaka Hiroshi 40 OL Shinkaron · OL進化論, by Akizuki Risu 42 Garcia-kun · ガルシアくん, by Takeuchi Akira 52 Sanshiro no Koi · 三四郎の恋, by Maekawa Tsukasa 63 Kacho Shima Kosaku · 課長島耕作(Part II), by Hirokane Kenshi
Mangajin 19 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 19 $ 19.95
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue. See below for a table of contents (retrieved from http://www.nyx.net/~cbrown/mangajin/mangajin_toc.html) The life of a translatorInterviews with the pros FEATURES 特集 tokushu 6 Mad · Ad We dropped in this Perot parody just before Perot dropped out; still good for a laugh 8 The Tezuka Controversy Protestors voice concern over racial images found in the work of Japan's "God of Manga," Tezuka Osamu 14 Translators Talk Frederik Schodt interviews four professional translators who tell all about their work, lifestyle, and how they got involved in this business anyway 20 Sumo, Japan's Trendy Old Sport a 2,000-year-old sport is giving baseball a run for the money in the TV ratings wars   DEPARTMENTS 連載/コラム rensai / koramu 4 Letters    Our Tokyo distributor responds; a question about archaic Japanese, etc. 5 Brand News    Don't Wally, be happy 23 Computer Corner Daryl Shadrick reports on two new tools for producing high-resolution laser print output of Japanese text--Adobe Type Manager-J, and Kanji TrueType 24 Basic Japanese: Introductions In practice, introductions use an almost random mix of a few basic elements. We introduce you to the elements, and show a few variations. 84 Classifieds 86 Mangajin · Mono 88 Vocabulary Summary   MANGA 漫画 manga 12 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson 34 Tanaka-kun · 田中くん, by Tanaka Hiroshi 36 O-jama Shimasu · オジャマします, by Imazeki Shin 38 Obatarian · オバタリアン, by Hotta Katsuhiko 40 Beranmei Tochan · べらんめい父ちゃん, by Tachibanaya Kikutaro 42 Binbo Seikatsu Manyuaru · ビンボー生活マニュアル, by Maekawa Tsukasa 53 Eigyo Tenteko Nisshi · 営業てんてこ日誌, by Gyu & Kondo 69 The Phoenix · 火の鳥, by Tezuka Osamu
Mangajin 18 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 18 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue. See below for a table of contents (retrieved from http://www.nyx.net/~cbrown/mangajin/mangajin_toc.html) The Corporate WarriorA Dying Breed? FEATURES 特集 tokushu 6 Kigyo Senshi, The Corporate Warrior Is the Japanese "salaryman" a selfless corporate soldier, prepared to make even the ultimate sacrifice for his company? There seems to be dissension in the ranks.   DEPARTMENTS 連載/コラム rensai / koramu 4 Letters Seward's compaint; raves for The Tunnels; ablooper story, & more. 5 Brand News What do you call a new kind of washing machine that cleans with air bubbles? 14 Books Rising Sun, by Michael Crichton; Shoshaman, by Arai Shinya; books on business 21 Computer Corner Info on CompuServe's Japan and Japanese-related forums 22 Basic Japanese: Informal Politeness The word "politeness" is a convenient simplification, but there are actually several dimensions involved. 76 Classifieds 78 Mangajin · Mono New this issue: Obatarian 5-volume set; O-jama Shimasu 3-volume set 80 Vocabulary Summary   MANGA 漫画 manga 10 Sarariiman Senka · サラリーマン専科, by Shoji Sadao 18 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson 26 Obatarian · オバタリアン, by Hotta Katsuhiko 27 O-jama Shimasu · オジャマします, by Imazeki Shin 29 Eigyo Tenteko Nisshi · 営業てんてこ日誌, by Gyu & Kondo 45 The Phoenix · 火の鳥, by Tezuka Osamu 63 Oishinbo · 美味しんぼ, by Kariya & Hanasaki
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Mangajin 17 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 17 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue. See below for a table of contents (retrieved from http://www.nyx.net/~cbrown/mangajin/mangajin_toc.html) Tezuka Osamu - Japan's "God of Manga"· 手塚治虫―漫画の神様 WARNING 4 Politeness Levels - It's only fair to warn you. 5 Pronunciation Guide (and apology from the translations)   FEATURES 8 Mad · Ad - Why does Nintendo become Ninteido? Mad Amando comments on the situation in Seattle. 22 Tezuka Osamu: Japan's "God of Manga" - The Walt Disney of Japan? There's really much more to it; Fred Schodt, an unabashed Tezuka fan himself, reports.   DEPARTMENTS 3 Letters - Mangajin gets nailed for a blooper; questions about "v" and "b" in Japanese; etc. 7 Brand News - A clever magazine title, and a special on "Special Days." 16 Basic Japanese: Baby Talk - An introduction to Japanese Toddler-ese; words used only by small children, and how babies tend to mispronounce some sounds. 75 Computer · Corner - Jim Caldwell reports on the latest developments with Unicode. 76 Classifieds - Computer Stuff, Job Seekers, Pen Pals, Clubs & more! 78 Mangajin · Mono - The catalog pages 80 Vocabulary Summary - Words appearing in this issue of Mangajin   MANGA 10 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson 26 The Phoenix, by Tezuka Osamu 44 Tanaka-kun, by Tanaka Hiroshi 46 Konnichi-wa Kuriko-san, by Terashima Reiko 48 What's Michael, by Kobayashi Makoto 56 Oishinbo (Part II), by Kariya Tetsu and Hanasaki Akira   BOOKS 72 About Books - Cross-cultural reading 73 In the Realm of a Dying Emperor, by Norma Field
Mangajin 16 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 16 $ 19.99
PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.   Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners.  Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease. The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue. See below for a table of contents (retrieved from http://www.nyx.net/~cbrown/mangajin/mangajin_toc.html) Special Report:Eating Cheap in Tokyo どれでも一皿百二十えん WARNING 20 Politeness Levels - Like an extra dimension in the language 21 Pronunciation Guide (and apology from the translations)   FEATURES 6 Results from Our Reader Survey - Who in the world is actually reading this magazine? The results may surprise. 10 A Guide to Cheap Eating in Greater Tokyo - Pop culture includes food, too. In this issue, we tell you how to get around the high price of sushi.   DEPARTMENTS 5 Letters - The inside scoop on "Nori-da," plus a very special want-ad. 8 Brand News - Don't read this page if you don't appreciate a bad pun 9 Black & White Issues (II) - Frederik Schodt examines the controversy concerning racial stereotypes in Japanese manga. 14 Basic Japanese: Counters and Classifiers - You can count on Mangajin to bring you the straight scoop on counting in Japanese 75 Computer · Corner - Jim Caldwell reviews TwinBridge, a software that lets you use Japanese in English Windows applications 76 Classifieds - Computer Stuff, Job Seekers, Pen Pals, Clubs & more! 78 Mangajin · Mono - New this issue: What's Michael? Japan's favorite cat is now available in a 5-volume set 80 Vocabulary Summary - Words appearing in this issue of Mangajin   MANGA 23 The Far Side, by Gary Larson 24 O-jama Shimasu, by Imazeki Shin 30 Sarariiman Senka, by Sadao Shoji 34 Bono Bono, by Igarashi Mikio 42 Dai-Tokyo Binbo Seikatsu Manyuaru, by Maekawa Tsukasa 50 Oishinbo, by Kariya Tetsu and Hanasaki Akira   BOOKS 72 About Books - An assortment of books for the cook 73 Tokyo Rising, The City Since the Great Earthquake, by Edward Seidensticker    
Love in Kanji Sticker Bubble-free stickers - The Japan Shop
Love in Kanji Sticker Bubble-free stickers from $ 4.50
Add a little bit of Japanese love (literally) to any flat surface. These stickers are printed on durable, high opacity adhesive vinyl which makes them perfect for regular use, as well as for covering other stickers or paint. The high-quality vinyl ensures there are no bubbles when applying the stickers, and the stickers can be used both indoors and outdoors. • High opacity film that’s impossible to see through • Fast and easy bubble-free application • Durable vinyl, perfect for indoor and outdoor use • 95µ density Don't forget to clean the surface before applying the sticker. Size guide   3X3 4X4 5.5X5.5 Height (inches) 3 4 5 ½ Width (inches) 3 4 5 ½
Sakubun Youshi さくぶんようし 20 sheets - The Japan Shop
Sakubun Youshi さくぶんようし 20 sheets $ 5.00
さくぶんようし B4 196字 タテ書 2ッ折(作文用紙 縦書 二つ折り)/文房具 Used by Japanese students for practicing writing neatly and orderly. This pack includes 20 sheets of large B4 sized paper (about 9.8" x 13.9")   B4 Size (252*358mm; 9.8" x 13.9") 20 sheets print 196 characters (14 rows of 14 columns)
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Grandfather and the Raven A Story Cycle - The Japan Shop
Grandfather and the Raven A Story Cycle $ 5.00 $ 9.99
George Polley's 'Grandfather' stories are fables capable of teaching children - and not a few adults - about the value of appreciating all living creatures, of the wisdom of being open-minded enough to seek solutions in unlikely places, of the rewards of working systematically towards your dreams, of the futility of bullying and aggression, and of the reassurance of a loving and harmonious environment in a world which tips all too often towards the arbitrary destruction of war. As ever, George Polley recounts these near-legends in a voice which lulls and beguiles, and above all nudges us towards a kinder and more spiritual approach to the world around us.   George Polley was born in Santa Barbara, (California), and was raised in Seattle Washington). He subsequently lived in California, Illinois and Minnesota before moving out to his wife's country of origin, Japan. His work has appeared in the South Dakota Review, Crow's Nest, Expanding Horizons, The Enchanted Self, Community Mental Health Journal, Maturing, The Lyon County (Minnesota) Review Wine Rings, North Country Anvil, North American Mentor Magazine, the McLean County (Illinois) Poetry Review, River Bottom, Tower Talks and Foundations. He has also authored several booklets in the mental health field, two of them co-authored with Ana Dvoredsky, M.D. in 2007.
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Super Kawaii Raccoon Japanese Greetings 5.5
Super Kawaii Raccoon Japanese Greetings 5.5" x 5.5" Bubble-free stickers $ 6.50 $ 6.00
This cute raccoon has four kawaii Japanese sayings. 1) よろしくね yoroshiku ne - best regards! [Yoroshiku is one of those hard-to-translate but super-useful words in Japanese. It means "please remember me" or "I'm counting on you" or "please take care of..."] 2) ありがとうね arigatou ne - thank you! 3) ちょっと内気 chotto uchiki - (I'm) a little shy. 4) こわいけど、かわいい kowai kedo, kawaii - (I'm) scary, but (also a little) cute. These stickers are printed on durable, high opacity adhesive vinyl which makes them perfect for regular use, as well as for covering other stickers or paint. The high-quality vinyl ensures there are no bubbles when applying the stickers, and the stickers can be used both indoors and outdoors. • High opacity film that’s impossible to see through • Fast and easy bubble-free application • Durable vinyl, perfect for indoor and outdoor use • 95µ density Don't forget to clean the surface before applying the sticker. Size guide   5.5X5.5 Height (inches) 5 ½ Width (inches) 5 ½
ごちそうさま Gochisousama It was Delicious in Japanese Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirtx T-Shirt - The Japan Shop
ごちそうさま Gochisousama It was Delicious in Japanese Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirtx T-Shirt from $ 22.00
Before eating, Japanese say "itadakimasu" which means "I am (grateful) for receiving." When finished, you should say, "gochisousama deshita" which means "It was a feast" This shirt says "gochisousama." You've now found the staple t-shirt of your wardrobe. It's made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it's still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite! • 100% ringspun cotton • 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²) • Pre-shrunk • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping • Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center Size guide   S M L XL 2XL 3XL Length (inches) 28 29 ¼ 30 ¼ 31 ¼ 32 ½ 33 ½ Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28
Ninja Penguin Bubble-free stickers - The Japan Shop
Ninja Penguin Bubble-free stickers $ 8.50
Four Ninja Penguin stickers * ごめんね gomen ne - Sorry! * やるぞ! yaruzo! - I'm going to do it! * ええと・・・あの~ eeto... ano~ - Umm... excuse me but... * かかってこい! kakattekoi! - Bring it on! These stickers are printed on durable, high opacity adhesive vinyl which makes them perfect for regular use, as well as for covering other stickers or paint. The high-quality vinyl ensures there are no bubbles when applying the stickers, and the stickers can be used both indoors and outdoors. • High opacity film that’s impossible to see through • Fast and easy bubble-free application • Durable vinyl, perfect for indoor and outdoor use • 95µ density Don't forget to clean the surface before applying the sticker. Size guide   5.5X5.5 Height (inches) 5 ½ Width (inches) 5 ½