Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese [Paperback] $ 9.95
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle for FREE. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here and get this for free - Japanese Reader Collection NEWLY UPDATED! This is for the paperback plus the digital files. PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats. Everything you need to quickly and painlessly learn hiragana. Includes: 5 printable PDFs including our forty-eight page Hiragana Booklet, Flashcards and Posters AND audio files. In all, almost 14 megs of media to aid in the mastering of Hiragana. Paperback will be mailed to you 48 Printable PDF PDF Posters; PDF Practice Writing Pad; MP3s Download link emailed ASAP after order (not currently instant–sorry!) Kindle and ePub ebook formats also included ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps. REVISED EDITION now with FREE MP3s and Printable PDFs as a download.Many teachers recommend learning hiragana as a first step toward Japanese proficiency. Helpful mnemonics and illustrations help the student quickly learn the characters painlessly. You can learn hiragana in less than two weeks using this book if you can set aside a few minutes a day to study. – Helpful Mnemonics – Fully Illustrated – Covers all forty-six main characters plus all the variations – History and helpful hints throughout – Writing Practice Sheets – Download more PDF practice sheets and the sound files of all hiragana for free.
Kanji de Manga Volume 3 - The Japan Shop
Kanji de Manga Volume 3 $ 9.99
Paperback. 144 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------     Our award-winning series continues with another fun-filled volume packed with original manga illustrations to help readers instantly recognize and write the essential kanji characters in the Japanese language — enough to get by on a trip to Japan, decipher newspaper headlines and begin to understand manga in its purest, untranslated form. "A brilliant idea!" says Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. "Japanese kanji — the written symbols adapted from Chinese — were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. Kanji de Manga uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for otaku of all ages. This is a brilliant approach to learning the language." Each page features its own comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, stroke order, and English explanations. Created by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori, niece of legendary manga artist Eichi Fukui.
Kanji de Manga Volume 2 - The Japan Shop
Kanji de Manga Volume 2 $ 9.99
Paperback. 144 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------     This is the second volume in the award-winning series from Manga University that uses original comic artwork to teach readers how to identify and write the most common Japanese kanji ideographs. Volume 2 introduces 80 basic kanji that all Japanese schoolchildren are required to learn before entering the third grade. "A brilliant idea!" says Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. "Japanese kanji — the written symbols adapted from Chinese — were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. Kanji de Manga uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for otaku of all ages. This is a brilliant approach to learning the language." Each page features its own comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, stroke order, and English explanations. Created by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori, niece of legendary manga artist Eichi Fukui.
Kanji de Manga Volume 1 - The Japan Shop
Kanji de Manga Volume 1 $ 9.99
Paperback. 144 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------     This award-winning series from Manga University uses original comic artwork to teach readers how to identify and write the most common Japanese kanji ideographs. Volume 1 introduces 80 basic kanji that all Japanese schoolchildren are required to learn before entering the third grade. "A brilliant idea!" says Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. "Japanese kanji — the written symbols adapted from Chinese — were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. Kanji de Manga uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for otaku of all ages. This is a brilliant approach to learning the language." Each page features its own comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, stroke order, and English explanations. Created by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori, niece of legendary manga artist Eichi Fukui. Features a foreword by Tomonori Morikawa, Professor of International Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo.
Kana de Manga Special Edition: Shortcuts - The Japan Shop
Kana de Manga Special Edition: Shortcuts $ 9.99
Paperback. 112 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------     How much Japanese do you know? Probably a whole lot more than you think, even if you've barely studied the language ... or haven't tried to at all! Japanese is rich in vocabulary borrowed from other languages, especially English. These loanwords offer you a little shortcut on the long road toward mastery of the language. And many of the words have been turned into simple abbreviations, contractions, and acronyms, which makes them even easier to memorize. For instance, we watch anime (animation), shop at the depato (department store), send text messages on our sumaho (smartphone), and listen to BGM (background music) while studying. This Kana de Manga special edition features nearly 200 abbreviations, contractions, and acronyms. Studying these shortcuts is a fun and easy way to jump-start your Japanese!
Basic Kanji Book Volume 2 (6th Edition--Latest) - The Japan Shop
Basic Kanji Book Volume 2 (Latest Edition) $ 42.00
The Basic Kanji Book series (and the companion Intermediate Kanji Book series) have long been a favorite for teachers and students a like. This is newly revised version. This is the first in two books that together cover 500 kanji. This book covers the remaining 249 kanji. Please see the scans for a feel for how the book introduces and practices kanji. Published by Bonjinsha 268 pages Includes a detachable Answer Key
Kanji de Manga Special Edition: Yojijukugo - The Japan Shop
Kanji de Manga Special Edition: Yojijukugo $ 9.99
Paperback. 112 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------     "Yojijukugo" are timeless Japanese idioms consisting of four kanji — written characters adapted from Chinese. The kanji themselves were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. "Kanji de Manga," recipient of the Saitama (Japan) Prefectural Government Business Innovation Special Award, uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for "otaku" of all ages.   Written by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori. Features a foreword by Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kana de Manga Special Edition: Japanese Sound FX! (Plus FREE Bonus) - The Japan Shop
Kana de Manga Special Edition: Japanese Sound FX! $ 9.99
Paperback. 112 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------     Have you ever wondered what a cat's meow sounds like in Japanese? How about the grumble of an empty stomach, the vroom of an automobile or the crash of an ocean wave? Japanese Manga artists rely heavily upon onomatopoeia — sound-effects words — and this special entry in the best-selling Kana de manga and kanji de manga language-learning series from Manga University is jam-packed with nearly 200 illustrated examples of Japanese sound effects (and their English translations) in action! Written by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori. Features a foreword by Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kanji Look and Learn Textbook 512 Kanji with Illustrations and Mnemonic Hints - The Japan Shop
Kanji Look and Learn Textbook 512 Kanji with Illustrations and Mnemonic Hints $ 31.00
This book covers 512 kanji with illustrations and mnemonic hints. Any beginner to upper beginner or those studying for the JLPT N4 or N5 would find this book useful. Being published by The Japan Times, it also works well with the Genki series textbooks. Kanji can be easily learned through fun illustrations and mnemonic hints Users can readily look up the meaning, readings, stroke count, and stroke order of kanji The various indexes at the end of the book allow learners to easily look up a particular kanji or kanji vocabulary The companion workbook helps users to learn kanji not only at the level of characters and words, but also in the context of sentences and longer text
Kanji Look and Learn Workbook - The Japan Shop
Kanji Look and Learn Workbook $ 20.00
This is the workbook to the Kanji Look and Learn textbook. While you can use the textbook alone, having the workbook is recommended. You'll find the exercises and fill-in-the blank quizzes helpful.
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)
Nihongo So-matome N2 Grammar - The Japan Shop
Nihongo So-matome N2 Grammar $ 22.00
Each book in the So-matome series concentrates on a single section of the test. This book is the N2 (Advanced) Grammar book.  147 pages Includes detachable answer key Published by ASK 978-4-87217-729-9
Nihongo So-matome N2 Vocabulary - The Japan Shop
Nihongo So-matome N2 Vocabulary $ 22.00
Each book in the So-matome series concentrates on a single section of the test. This book is the N2 (Advanced) Vocabulary book.  147 pages Includes detachable answer key Published by ASK 978-4-87217-728-2
Nihongo So-matome N2 Kanji - The Japan Shop
Nihongo So-matome N2 Kanji $ 22.00
Each book in the So-matome series concentrates on a single section of the test. This book is the N2 (Advanced) Kanji book.  159 pages Includes detachable answer key Published by ASK 978-4-87217-727-5
Nihongo So-matome N3 Kanji - The Japan Shop
Nihongo So-matome N3 Kanji $ 23.00
Each book in the So-matome series concentrates on a single section of the test. This book is the N3 (Intermediate) Kanji book.  115 pages Includes detachable answer key Published by ASK 978-4-87217-730-5
Intermediate Kanji Book Volume 2 (4th Edition) - The Japan Shop
Intermediate Kanji Book Volume 2 (4th Edition) $ 52.00
The Basic Kanji book series covers 500 kanji total. This picks up from there and, together with Volume 2, adds another 1000. Published by Bonjinsha 387 pages
Intermediate Kanji Book Volume 1 (3rd Edition) - The Japan Shop
Intermediate Kanji Book Volume 1 (3rd Edition) $ 48.00
The Basic Kanji book series covers 500 kanji total. This picks up from there and, together with Volume 2, adds another 1000.
Kanji in Context Textbook (Revised Edition) - The Japan Shop
Kanji in Context Textbook (Revised Edition) $ 56.00
Kanji in Context targets learners who have completed a beginning course and builds on that foundation of kanji and vocabulary. Upon completion, the student will have an understanding of all 2,136 kanji designated for common use by the Japanese Ministry of Education. This series has a main textbook and two volumes of workbooks. This is the textbook. You will need at least the first workbook. Kanji in Context was written with the needs of intermediate and advanced learners of Japanese in mind, and the content is presented in a manner that facilitates progress in stages, enabling learners to understand all the everyday use kanji. 393 pages Covers 2,136 kanji and their vocabulary found in the main textbook
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Kanji Tamago with CD - The Japan Shop
Kanji Tamago with CD $ 26.00
This beginner level kanji textbook covers 162 essential characters. It is both a textbook and a workbook and includes a CD also. 157 pages Includes a detachable answer key Includes 1 CD
Kanji in Context Workbook 2 (Revised Edition) - The Japan Shop
Kanji in Context Workbook 2 (Revised Edition) $ 28.00
Kanji in Context targets learners who have completed a beginning course and builds on that foundation of kanji and vocabulary. Upon completion, the student will have an understanding of all 2,136 kanji designated for common use by the Japanese Ministry of Education. This series has a main textbook and two volumes of workbooks. This is the second workbook. You will need the Kanji in Context textbook to use this workbook. Kanji in Context was written with the needs of intermediate and advanced learners of Japanese in mind, and the content is presented in a manner that facilitates progress in stages, enabling learners to understand all the everyday use kanji. 132 pages Includes detachable answer key Covers kanji 1201-2136 and the vocabulary found in the main textbook  
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Kanji in Context Workbook 1 (Revised Edition) - The Japan Shop
Kanji in Context Workbook 1 (Revised Edition) $ 32.00
Kanji in Context targets learners who have completed a beginning course and builds on that foundation of kanji and vocabulary. Upon completion, the student will have an understanding of all 2,136 kanji designated for common use by the Japanese Ministry of Education. This series has a main textbook and two volumes of workbooks. This is the first workbook. You will need the Kanji in Context textbook to use this workbook. Kanji in Context was written with the needs of intermediate and advanced learners of Japanese in mind, and the content is presented in a manner that facilitates progress in stages, enabling learners to understand all the everyday use kanji. 201 pages Includes detachable answer key Covers kanji 1-1200 and their vocabulary found in the main textbook
Tobira Power up your Kanji - The Japan Shop
Tobira Power up your Kanji $ 34.00
Tobira is designed for students who have completed a basic textbook series but need help solidifying the grammar, vocabulary, and kanji they have learned. This book covers 800 of the most important kanji. It reviews the 200-300 kanji a basic level textbook should teach and adds to that. The main textbook can be found here: Tobira Textbook. 236 Pages Published by Kurosio
Basic Kanji Book Volume 1 (Revised Edition) - The Japan Shop
Basic Kanji Book Volume 1 (Revised Edition) $ 39.00
The Basic Kanji Book series (and the companion Intermediate Kanji Book series) have long been a favorite for teachers and students a like. This is newly revised version from 2015. This is the first in two books that together cover 500 kanji. This book covers 251. Please see the scans for a feel for how the book introduces and practices kanji. Published by Bonjinsha 235 pages Includes a detachable Answer Key ISBN 978-4-89358-882-1
Kanji de Manga Volume 6: The Comic Book That Teaches You How to Read And Write Japanese! - The Japan Shop
Kanji de Manga Volume 6: The Comic Book That Teaches You How to Read And Write Japanese! $ 9.99
Paperback. 144 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------   Another 80 kanji are featured in the sixth volume of Manga University's award-winning series. Upon completion of this and the previous five volumes, students will have learned a total of 480 kanji, enough to prepare them for the advanced levels of the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test. "A brilliant idea!" says Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. "Japanese kanji — the written symbols adapted from Chinese — were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. Kanji de Manga uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for otaku of all ages. This is a brilliant approach to learning the language." Each page features its own comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, stroke order, and English explanations. Created by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori, niece of legendary manga artist Eichi Fukui.
Kanji De Manga Volume 5: The Comic Book That Teaches You How To Read And Write Japanese! - The Japan Shop
Kanji De Manga Volume 5: The Comic Book That Teaches You How To Read And Write Japanese! $ 9.99
Paperback. 144 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------   Another 80 kanji are featured in the fifth volume of Manga University's award-winning series. Upon completion of this and the previous four volumes, students will have learned a total of 400 kanji, enough to prepare them for the advanced levels of the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test. "A brilliant idea!" says Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. "Japanese kanji — the written symbols adapted from Chinese — were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. Kanji de Manga uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for otaku of all ages. This is a brilliant approach to learning the language." Each page features its own comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, stroke order, and English explanations. Created by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori, niece of legendary manga artist Eichi Fukui.
Kanji De Manga Volume 4: The Comic Book That Teaches You How To Read And Write Japanese! (v. 4) - The Japan Shop
Kanji De Manga Volume 4: The Comic Book That Teaches You How To Read And Write Japanese! (v. 4) $ 9.99
Paperback. 144 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -----------------   Our award-winning series moves forward with an all-new selection of 80 kanji geared toward intermediate learners of the language. Upon completion of this and the previous three volumes, students will have learned a total of 320 kanji, enough to prepare them for the advanced levels of the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test. "A brilliant idea!" says Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. "Japanese kanji — the written symbols adapted from Chinese — were originally drawings of images from real life. Japanese comic books and cartoons now provide fresh images to help us learn. Kanji de Manga uses today's manga images to make the kanji learning process fun and easy for otaku of all ages. This is a brilliant approach to learning the language." Each page features its own comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, stroke order, and English explanations. Created by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori, niece of legendary manga artist Eichi Fukui.
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Katakana, the Basics of Japanese - The Japan Shop
Katakana, the Basics of Japanese $ 9.95 $ 9.95
Learn katakana fast and painlessly.For English speakers wanting to start learning Japanese.If you want to learn Japanese, mastering hiragana and katakana should be one of the first things you do. Many textbooks begin assuming the student knows the kana. This book is designed to help you master katakana quickly.With this book, you will learn all the main katakana characters plus all the variations. You will also learn important vocabulary words using the katakana that you have learned.In addition to the PDF of the book, it also includes all the MP3s of the sounds (so you can be sure you are pronouncing the characters correctly), a poster you can print, a PDF of flashcards you can print and cut, and a PDF of our 14 page writing practice pad for mastering Katakana.Argiatou and here's to your Japanese!
Kanji Handbook for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Revised Edition) - The Japan Shop
Kanji Handbook for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Revised Edition) $ 28.50
This comprehensive and easy to use book includes all the kanji found in all levels of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Search by pronunciation to find out the kanji's JLPT level, readings, meaning (in English, Chinese, and Korean), and several jukugo examples.  
Kana de Manga - The Japan Shop
Kana de Manga $ 9.99
Paperback. 144 pages. 7 x 5 inches. -------------------   Great for beginners! American pop culture is turning Japanese. Every day, millions of kids spend hours watching translated anime on Cartoon Network and reading telephone book-sized comics called manga. From Spirited Away to Shonen Jump, if the label says "Made in Japan," it's cool. But what if you want to enjoy anime and manga in its original language? Written Japanese consists of three scripts: the phonetic hiragana and katakana syllabaries, each comprised of 46 characters (collectively known as kana); and kanji, a complex set of characters based on Chinese ideographs. Hiragana and katakana are the true "ABCs of Japanese," as they can be used to write complete sentences. Children in Japan learn to read and write hiragana and katakana long before they are introduced to kanji. Most manga targeted toward the youngest readers in Japan are also written completely in kana. Kana de Manga makes learning hiragana and katakana easy and fun for students who already enjoy Japanese comics. Each page has a humorous manga illustration representing a word that begins with the hiragana or katakana character featured prominently at the top. A brief explanation accompanies each drawing; the English equivalent of the word is given, and there is a work area where students can practice writing the characters. Written by Glenn Kardy, editor of several volumes in the popular How to Draw Manga series, including Getting Started, the first book of its kind to be used at major universities in the United States (UCLA) and Japan (Waseda). Artwork by Chihiro Hattori. Features a foreword by Ronald A. Morse, retired professor of Japan Studies at UCLA and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.