101 Japanese Set Phrases and Power Words [Paperback]
101 Japanese Set Phrases and Power Words [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 - Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Learn 101 useful Japanese idioms. What happens if your mouth is heavy? Or if you use people with your chin? Or when you grind sesame? Find out all about these idioms and much more. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended. 129 page paperback Printable PDF Over 100 sound files with each phrase and example sentence Works on both PCs and Macs NOW FREE Kindle and Nook ebook versions ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps. Give your Japanese a boost by learning 101 Japanese Set Phrases and Power Words! Every language has phrases and expressions that are used on an everyday basis. Every single entry in the book is a phrase or a form of a phrase that is used daily in Japanese. Learning these power words and phrases will greatly improve your conversational skills. * Every entry has at least one example sentence * Usage and variations are explained in plain English * Listen to the sound files for pronunciation help
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Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #2 [6 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]
Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #2 [6 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 14.00 $ 29.94
 ➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide   WHAT'S INCLUDED? This bundle currently has 6 full-length volumes. As with the first Learn Japanese with Stories bundle, the plan is to fill this bundle with ten eBooks.  Purchase the bundle now before the price increase and get future updates for no additional charge! This is a bundle of eBooks in digital format. Download instantly and begin improving your Japanese reading skills (PDFs), listening abilities (MP3s), and vocabulary. An amazing value!     WHO IS THIS FOR? This bundle is recommended for upper beginners to intermediate students of Japanese. If you are just starting out, no problem! We have a bundle just for you. Click here to learn about our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Beginner's Bundle. ---  Each volume sells on Amazon and elsewhere for $4.99. That's a $29.94 value currently -- but remember, you will get lifetime updates including new eBooks in the series and supplementary material.   THE STORIES: Kachi Kachi Yama - A raccoon rascal is taught a lesson The Tenjo - A folk story about celestial maidens who come down with feathered robes. Princess Uriko - a Cinderella story about a girl born of a melon Hikoichi and the Kitsune Story 1 and 2 Kicchomu and the Falling Star - Can you sweep a star from the sky with a broom? Well, Kicchomu can. Kicchomu Selling Crows - Kicchomu finds a somewhat tricky way to sell his unwanted wares Hikoichi, Sitting in the Middle of Eight - The lord tests Hikoichi with a difficult problem [Includes free Anki flashcard deck for vocabulary] Hikoichi, Fishing for Kappa - What is Hikoichi up to now? Why, he's fishing for a Kappa [Includes free Anki flashcard deck for vocabulary] [Includes free Anki flashcard deck of vocabulary] Bowl-wearing Princess - Her mother commanded her to wear a bowl upon her head. It brought her shame and embarrassment, but can it also bring her true love? [Includes free Anki flashcard deck of vocabulary] The Wisdom of Oooka Echizen - This story is reminiscent of Solomon the Wise. [Includes free Anki flashcard deck of vocabulary] Many more coming (no extra cost to you!)     BENEFITS: Each story includes two sound files. One read slowly and one read at normal speed NEW! Now our eBooks include a QR code so you can scan to instantly hear the sound file streamed to you on demand! An easy and fun introduction to Japanese folklore, tales, and stories—these are the classic stories every single Japanese person knows and loves, but few Westerners have even heard about! Read the most famous and interesting Japanese tales in real Japanese! Yes, as long as you have learned hiragana, you can read real Japanese today with these fully annotated stories. (Don’t know hiragana yet?! No problem. See our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha digital bundle here.) Every single line and every word are explained and defined. Designed specifically for upper beginners to intermediates. Build your Japanese vocabulary, understand new grammatical patterns, improve your reading skills, and hone in your listening abilities Traditional stories with a running gloss, each with two MP3s recorded by a native Japanese voice actress. Print out the PDFs and drop the MP3s on your phone for on the go studying. Over the years, thousands of people have enjoyed these stories sold individually for $4.99 or more each. Now, for the first time, you can get them all together for a single low price! Perfect for the beginner to intermediate student of Japanese. Reminder: This is the digital versions of the books. There will be NO shipping charges since... nothing will be shipped :) Please note: you will receive a Dropbox link which can be accessed from any device (phone, tablet, or computer) instantly. If you are on a computer, you can download it all by clicking on the Download button at the top right. If you have ANY trouble with the download, just reply to the email you receive or message us through Contact Us.
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Hiragana Course
Hiragana Course $ 0.00 $ 29.00
Be a Hiragana Master in 14 Easy-to-Follow Sections Master hiragana once and for all with this easy-to-follow and, for a limited time, totally free course. In 14 short lessons, we'll cover everything you need to know to thoroughly learn hiragana. This course includes our popular book, Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese, for free! We've sold thousands of copies of that book, and you get it absolutely free with this course! Getting started with Japanese is exciting, isn't it? It's exotic. It's cool--the language of manga and anime, Godzilla and Ultraman, samurai and ninja, and, of course, Hello Kitty. But do you worry you aren't getting the basics down correctly? What about your pronunciation?  This course is here to the rescue.  You, too, can become a hiragana master in less than two weeks. What is this course about? We'll take you step-by-step through all 46 base characters plus the variations. By the end of the course, you will: Know all hiragana characters well Know the correct stroke order for all the characters Be confident you have the correct pronunciation Be able to read real Japanese (understanding comes with learning vocabulary) Have a good understanding of your next steps This course includes: Online videos walking you through each step from start to mastery. Interactive quizzes to test your knowledge. Our 76 page book: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese [yours to keep even though the course itself is all you'll need]. Dozens of printable PDF worksheets. A full color printable hiragana chart. Who is this course for? If you've never studied a lick of Japanese, this Learn Hiragana Course is for you. If you've studied hiragana before, but you have trouble recalling hiragana or you aren't sure of the sounds, this course will be a great review for you.
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 6: Business Japanese [Paperback]
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 6: Business Japanese [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 92 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! (And get FREE MP3s of all the dialogues too!)   Learn Japanese vocabulary in context, improve your listening comprehension, and learn how to talk to others in Japanese.   This was written for beginners of Japanese, but if you haven't yet learned hiragana, please see our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha here.   We are including, at no extra charge, MP3s for the seven dialogues found in this book. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link will be emailed to you immediately after ordering. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses.   The dialogues found in this book are all about context and how Japanese is actually used with friends casually and when peppered with politeness among new acquaintances.    Please use the sound files (included in this download). We hope this book by itself will be helpful, but the sound files--in our opinion--give it most of its value. Contents:IntroductionDialogue 1: A Job InterviewDialogue 2: Making Copies for a MeetingDialogue 3: Business Meeting: SnacksDialogue 4: Business Meeting: Radio AdvertisingFREE MP3s   What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Add to Cart” now!   Please note: This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive a download link for the digital files immediately after ordering. Please check your spam folder if you don't see it.
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Learn Japanese with Stories AUDIOBOOK BUNDLE [4 Volume Bundle] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]
Learn Japanese with Stories AUDIOBOOK BUNDLE [4 Volume Bundle] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 12.00 $ 24.00
This bundle includes four full-length audiobooks. These are the audiobook versions of our Learn Japanese with Stories bundle found here. Eventually, this bundle will include all 10 books as audiobooks. Buy the bundle now and get future audiobooks free.   Sample of the line-by-line feature: iamclayb · Inch-high Samurai Line-by-line sample    Runtime: Audiobook 1: Hikoichi (4 stories): Runtime: 3:12:00 (three hours) Audiobook 2: Momotaro & Tortoise and the Hare: Runtime: 00:56:41 Audiobook 3: Inch-high Samurai & Kaguya-hime, the Moon Princess: Runtime: 1:42:45 Audiobook 4: Shitakiri Suzume & Kobutori-jiisan: Runtime: 1:06:35 --- HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM THE AUDIO IN OUR REGULAR EBOOK BUNDLE? This bundle covers the same material as our Learn Japanese with Stories eBook bundle. However, for this Audiobook Bundle, you don't need to refer to any paper material (although a PDF of the material is included). You can listen and learn anywhere and at any time. With our regular eBook bundle edition, the audio is limited to slow and normal speed recordings of the stories. --- NOTE: This bundle is recommended for upper beginners to intermediate students of Japanese. These audiobooks make listening to native material easier and less intimidating, but it may be too frustrating for true beginners. If you are just starting out, no problem! We have a bundle just for you. Click here to learn about our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Beginner's Bundle. ---  Each audiobook sells on Audible and elsewhere for $6-10. Get the first four audiobooks for only $9.99. Pay once and get lifetime updates (that's 6 future audiobooks!). Future updates and future volumes will be added free of charge even though this bundle's price will increase as we add more.     聞き取り練習しましょう。kikitori renshuu shimashou.Let's practice listening comprehension.   Each audiobook presents each story in four ways: Story read slowly Story read line-by-line with each vocabulary word defined in English Story read normal speed English summary   You'll receive a download link immediately after purchase. If you want to practice a particular section, you'll get MP3s for each section of every story. If you just want to drop it into your phone or audio player as one big audiobook, you'll also find a single MP3 for each book. A PDF of each book is also provided (but not required.)   This video is the first story in the first volume (which contains four complete stories). While the format isn't exactly the same as the audiobook version, it is very close:   Learn Japanese with Stories Audiobook Version Here’s a quick preview of the valuable information you can get now—INSTANT GRATIFICATION! YOU WILL GET THE AUDIOBOOK VERSIONS OF ALL STORIES IN IN THE SERIES Hikoichi and the Young Lord Hikoichi and the Living Umbrella Tengu’s Straw Raincoat Momotaro, the Peach Boy Usagi to Kame (the Tortoise & the Hare) The Cut-Tongue Sparrow Inch-High Samurai Kaguya-hime, the Moon Princess More coming soon! (free updates if you buy this bundle now)   Impress your Japanese friends with knowledge of Japanese folktales and stories while polishing your grammar and learning new vocabulary words. 日本語を磨こう! Let’s polish our Japanese!       Here’s what you get with each of the stories: An easy and fun introduction to Japanese folklore, tales, and stories—these are the classic stories every single Japanese person knows and loves, but few Westerners have even heard about! Listen to the most famous and interesting Japanese tales in real Japanese! Yes, you can understand real Japanese today with these stories. We don't, however, recommend this for true beginners.  Every single line and every word are explained and defined audibly. You don't need the written material, but a PDF of the book is included. Listen while walking the dog, doing dishes, or as you go to sleep in bed. Build your Japanese vocabulary, understand new grammatical patterns, improve your listening skills, and hone in your pronunciation by shadowing after the speaker. Get MP3s as individual tracks as well as one big file. A PDF of the stories is also provided, but the audiobook is designed so you don't need it.   Perfect for the beginner (but not absolute beginner) to intermediate student of Japanese.   Reminder: This bundle is for the digital versions of the audiobooks. There will be NO shipping charges since nothing will be shipped :) Please note: you will receive a Dropbox link which can be accessed from any device (phone, tablet, or computer) instantly. If you are on a computer, you can download it all by clicking on the Download button at the top right. If you have ANY trouble with the download, just reply to the email you receive or message us through Contact Us.
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.
101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [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 - Japanese Vocabulary Booster Value Pack WHICH FORMAT SHOULD I GET?Paperback: Requires shippingDigital Download: Get instant access of the ebook and sound files Learn 101 useful Japanese idioms. What happens if your mouth is heavy? Or if you use people with your chin? Or when you grind sesame? Find out all about these idioms and much more. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended. 200 page paperback Printable PDF Over 300 MP3s with each phrase and example sentence Flash eBook for interactive studying and listening Works on both PCs and Macs NOW FREE Kindle and Nook ebook versions ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps. Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This book will introduce 101 of the most common Japanese idioms. We are including at no extra charge MP3s for all the examples found in this book. Create playlists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link is found on the last page. We believe the best way to learn vocabulary–by far–is to study words within their proper context. Every idiom is followed by an example sentence and a paragraph or two explaining the context and usage. Each idiom will have three sound files associated with it. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses. The first sound file is the idiom itself. The second is the example sentence. The third sound file has the idiom, an English translation, the idiom repeated slowly, and the example sentence with translation. Try to mimic the Japanese speakers in sound and presentation. We highly recommend knowing hiragana before tackling this book. Every kanji here has furigana (small hiragana) over it to aid reading. If you do not yet know hiragana, please check out our Hiragana book: “Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese.”
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 1: Beginning Conversations [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 1: Beginning Conversations [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 115 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! (And get FREE MP3s of all the dialogues too!)   Learn Japanese vocabulary in context, improve your listening comprehension, and learn how to talk to others in Japanese.   This was written for beginners of Japanese, but if you haven't yet learned hiragana, please see our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha here.   We are including, at no extra charge, MP3s for the seven dialogues found in this book. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link will be emailed to you immediately after ordering. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses.   The dialogues found in this book are all about context and how Japanese is actually used with friends casually and when peppered with politeness among new acquaintances.    Please use the sound files (included in this download). We hope this book by itself will be helpful, but the sound files--in our opinion--give it most of its value.   Contents: 1    Dialogue One: Jane introduces Herself to a Coworker 2    Dialogue Two: Jane meets her New Boss 3    Dialogue Three: Jane introduces Herself 4    Dialogue Four: Jane meets her Neighbor 5    Dialogue Five: Jane has a Headache 6    Dialogue Six: Jane and Neighbor Tanaka 7    Dialogue Seven: Eating Out FREE MP3s   What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Add to Cart” now!   Please note: This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive a download link for the digital files immediately after ordering. Please check your spam folder if you don't see it.
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 4: Directions - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 4: Directions [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 108 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! (And get FREE MP3s of all the dialogues too!)   Learn Japanese vocabulary in context, improve your listening comprehension, and learn how to talk to others in Japanese.   This was written for beginners of Japanese, but if you haven't yet learned hiragana, please see our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha here.   We are including, at no extra charge, MP3s for the seven dialogues found in this book. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link will be emailed to you immediately after ordering. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses.   The dialogues found in this book are all about context and how Japanese is actually used with friends casually and when peppered with politeness among new acquaintances.    Please use the sound files (included in this download). We hope this book by itself will be helpful, but the sound files--in our opinion--give it most of its value. Contents:IntroductionDialogue 1: Where is the (train) station?Dialogue 2: How do I get to the library from here?Dialogue 3: Looking for Kasuga's HouseDialogue 4: Looking for the District OfficeDialogue 5: Looking for the American ConsulateDialogue 6: Looking for the American Consulate Part IIDialogue 7: Looking for a Convenience StoreFREE MP3s   What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Add to Cart” now!   Please note: This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive a download link for the digital files immediately after ordering. Please check your spam folder if you don't see it.
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 2: Meeting and Greeting - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 2: Meeting and Greeting [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 131 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering. Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! (And get FREE MP3s of all the dialogues too!)   Learn Japanese vocabulary in context, improve your listening comprehension, and learn how to talk to others in Japanese.   This was written for beginners of Japanese, but if you haven't yet learned hiragana, please see our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha here.   We are including, at no extra charge, MP3s for the seven dialogues found in this book. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link will be emailed to you immediately after ordering. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses.   The dialogues found in this book are all about context and how Japanese is actually used with friends casually and when peppered with politeness among new acquaintances.    Please use the sound files (included in this download). We hope this book by itself will be helpful, but the sound files--in our opinion--give it most of its value.   Contents:  Dialogue One in Japanese: Meeting for the First Time Dialogue Two in Japanese: Meeting a Friend in the MorningDialogue Three in Japanese: Meeting One Summer AfternoonDialogue Four in Japanese: Some Enchanted Winter EveningDialogue Five in Japanese: How About Coffee?Dialogue Six in Japanese: What do You Think of Japan?Dialogue Seven in Japanese: What Do You Want to Do?DOWNLOAD LINK What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Add to Cart” now!   Please note: This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive a download link for the digital files immediately after ordering. Please check your spam folder if you don't see it.
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.   
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
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    
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Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #1 [10 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]
Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #1 [10 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 20.00 $ 59.88
 ➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide   WHAT'S INCLUDED?  This bundle is now complete with 10 full-length volumes. We will, however, add free updates and edits to the bundle as they are completed. This bundle set includes ten books in the Japanese Reader Collection in digital format. Download instantly and begin improving your Japanese reading skills (PDFs), listening abilities (MP3s), and vocabulary. An amazing value! NEW! Anki decks included with vocabulary from the stories. Use the free flashcard software Anki to learn all the vocabulary from the stories. You'll find the decks in the /Anki folder for each book. (Not all books have one yet, but we are working on it.!) Download sound files for ALL the stories. Each story has two recordings: one read slowly and one read at normal speed. NEW! Use the QR codes to scan and hear the audio on-demand by streaming (you can still download all the files locally)   WHO IS THIS FOR? This bundle is recommended for upper beginners to intermediate students of Japanese. If you are just starting out, no problem! We have a bundle just for you. Click here to learn about our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Beginner's Bundle. INCREDIBLE VALUE Each volume sells on Amazon and elsewhere for $4.99. All ten volumes plus 2 added bonuses would cost $59.88. Get them all today for half the cost.  Pay once and get lifetime updates including updates and supplementary material. EXAMPLE CONTENT Here are the example sound files from the story, The Wise Child. Normal speed and slow speed. To give you an idea of the format with the audio, the image below is the first page of The Wise Child running gloss. STORIES INCLUDED: (eBooks + Sound Files) YOU GET ALL THE STORIES IN TEN OF THE BOOKS IN THE SERIES Hikoichi and the Young Lord Hikoichi and the Living Umbrella Tengu’s Straw Raincoat Momotaro, the Peach Boy Usagi to Kame (the Tortoise & the Hare) The Inch-High Samurai Kaguya Hime The Mouse Bride Ikkyuu-san The Cut-Tongue Sparrow Kobutori Jiisan Yuki Onna Anchin and Kiyohime  Little Match Girl  Hikoichi and the Wonderous Box Hikoichi and the Trickster Tanuki  The Oni's Mask and the Girl The Fountain of Youth  The Hundred Tales Game  The Wise Child Urashima Tarou The Young Man Who Slept Three Years Hanasaka Jiisan Hikoichi and the Hanami EXTRA BONUSES: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese plus Makoto Japanese E-Zine #1 [So, actually, the full value of this bundle is $59.88!] Impress your Japanese friends with knowledge of Japanese folktales and stories while polishing your grammar and learning new vocabulary words. 日本語を磨こう! Let’s polish our Japanese! Hiragana is the first Japanese syllabary a student often learns. It forms the basis for everything else. And you really need to know hiragana to use the readers to their fullest purpose. So, as an extra bonus, we are also including our book on Hiragana, also a $4.99 value.     BENEFITS Here’s what you get with each of the 24 stories: An easy and fun introduction to Japanese folklore, tales, and stories—these are the classic stories every single Japanese person knows and loves, but few Westerners have even heard about! Read the most famous and interesting Japanese tales in real Japanese! Yes, as long as you have learned hiragana, you can read real Japanese today with these fully annotated stories. (Don’t know hiragana yet?! No problem. See our special BONUS at the bottom of this page!) Every single line and every word are explained and defined. Designed specifically for beginners to intermediates. Build your Japanese vocabulary, understand new grammatical patterns, improve your reading skills, and hone your listening abilities Traditional stories with a running gloss, each with two MP3s recorded by a native Japanese voice actress. Print out the PDFs and drop the MP3s on your phone for studying on the go. Over the years, thousands of people have enjoyed these stories sold individually for $4.99 or more each. Now, for the first time, you can get them all together for a single low price! Perfect for the upper beginner to the intermediate student of Japanese.   Anki is a free flashcard software. How to install: Simply double click the supplied Anki files to install the deck to your Anki software. Or you can send it to your phone to open it in the mobile Anki version. We add the decks to the first volume and will add more for the rest soon.      Reminder: This is the digital version of the books. There will be NO shipping charges since nothing will be shipped :) Please note: you will receive a Dropbox link which can be accessed from any device (phone, tablet, or computer) instantly. If you are on a computer, you can download it all by clicking on the Download button at the top right. If you have ANY trouble with the download, just reply to the email you receive or message us through Contact Us.
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 3: at the Restaurant - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 3: At the Restaurant [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle.   134 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering. Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! (And get FREE MP3s of all the dialogues too!)   Learn Japanese vocabulary in context, improve your listening comprehension, and learn how to talk to others in Japanese.   This was written for beginners of Japanese, but if you haven't yet learned hiragana, please see our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha here.   We are including, at no extra charge, MP3s for the seven dialogues found in this book. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link will be emailed to you immediately after ordering. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses.   The dialogues found in this book are all about context and how Japanese is actually used with friends casually and when peppered with politeness among new acquaintances.    Please use the sound files (included in this download). We hope this book by itself will be helpful, but the sound files--in our opinion--give it most of its value. Contents:Dialogue 1: Making ReservationsDialogue 2: Getting a Table for a FriendDialogue 3: Meeting Sally LateDialogue 4: OrderingDialogue 5: Waiting for FoodDialogue 6: UdonDialogue 7: New Year and SobaDialogue 8: At a Donut Shop   What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Add to Cart” now!   Please note: This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive a download link for the digital files immediately after ordering. Please check your spam folder if you don't see it.
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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!
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Kotowaza, Japanese Proverbs and Sayings - The Japan Shop
Kotowaza, Japanese Proverbs and Sayings [Paperback] $ 12.99 $ 12.99
An AMAZING Value: The full 108-page book as an ebook + 150 sound files! This pack covers FIFTY of the most powerful and extremely useful Japanese proverbs with sound, examples, and explanations. Each example sentences has both a slow and regular speed version sound file. An eBook in Flash for interactive study and listening A 108 Page PDF (for printing or onscreen study) A slow recording of each example sentence A normal speed recording of each example sentence Works with PCs or Macs NEW! Includes Kindle and ePub formats for reading on any ebook reader ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps. NEWLY REVISED: Now with a FREE download link including all MP3s of the proverbs and the example sentences (fast and slow recordings) + a PDF of the ebook to print. Fifty Highly Useful Kotowaza–Japanese Proverbs with detailed explanations and illustrations. These proverbs represent some of the more useful Kotowaza heard in daily Japanese life. You'll notice them in movies, in writing, and most importantly spoken by friends and colleagues. Knowing common Kotowaza will not only help you express your thoughts more clearly but can take your Japanese to a whole new level.  Fifty Useful Proverbs Literal English translations and similar English proverbs are given Helpful notes explain grammar and background An Example sentence shows how the proverb is used Vocabulary defined for every Japanese word For Beginners up FREE MP3s (download link found on the last page) Please note: you will receive a zip file which must be opened with a PC or Mac. Later, you can send the files to your phone or tablet.
Ninja Penguin Talks Japanese in Japan - The Japan Shop
Ninja Penguin Talks Japanese in Japan [Paperback] $ 14.99
This is the EBOOK version which includes the Kindle, ePub, and MP3s as a download. If you would like the Paperback (which includes the downloads), please see the bottom of this page for a link. Penguin’s dream of completing Ninja Academy has finally come true… Almost. One test remains: he must journey to the far frigid shores of Hokkaido in order to become a true Ninja Penguin. Besides, it is simply too hot in the sub-tropical Okinawa. Hokkaido, in northern Japan with its far more reasonable climate, sounds REALLY nice to a penguin who had been training many seasons in the Okinawan heat. Learn about the 47 prefectures of Japan while mastering 500 important beginner level Japanese words. MP3s totaling over one hour of audio lessons are also included for FREE. INCLUDES: PDF, Kindle, ePub, and MP3s Learn over 500 Beginner Level Vocabulary Words Learn Important facts about all 47 Prefectures of Japan Penguin’s dream of completing Ninja Academy has finally come true…Almost. One test remains: he must journey to the far frigid shores of Hokkaido in order to become a true Ninja Penguin. Besides, it is simply too hot in the sub-tropical Okinawa. Hokkaido, in northern Japan with its far more reasonable climate, sounds REALLY nice to a penguin who had been training many seasons in the Okinawan heat. This book chronicles what the penguin experienced as he toured the forty-seven prefectures that make up Japan. He learned much about Japanese culture and geography while picking up more than 500 useful vocabulary words. You too can learn these important beginner-level words with the helpful hints and puzzles found throughout this book. As you work through each lesson, we invite you to listen to the specially formatted audio files. Please note: you will receive a zip file which must be opened with a PC or Mac. Later, you can send the files to your phone or tablet.