Improving your listening comprehension can be a challenge--especially for those outside Japan. These books will help you.


JLPT N1 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] JLPT N1 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition]
JLPT N1 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] $ 16.00
Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test--especially for the first time--can be intimidating. But what if there is a way to find out exactly what your strengths and your weaknesses are before taking the test? What if there is a way to familiarize yourself with the test's format before the big day? There is. This is the book. This video shows the previous edition, but the content is very similar. This is published by the people who run the test. They've designed this book to simulate the real test, but without the pressure of time and unfamiliar distractions. Take this test early on to know what parts of the test you should work on the most. Just before the test, go through this book to familiarize yourself with the test format. It works all parts of the test, including listening (there is an audio CD).
JLPT N2 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] JLPT N2 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition]
JLPT N2 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] $ 16.00
Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test--especially for the first time--can be intimidating. But what if there is a way to find out exactly what your strengths and your weaknesses are before taking the test? What if there is a way to familiarize yourself with the test's format before the big day? There is. This is the book. This video shows the previous edition, but the content is very similar.   This is published by the people who run the test. They've designed this book to simulate the real test, but without the pressure of time and unfamiliar distractions. Take this test early on to know what parts of the test you should work on the most. Just before the test, go through this book to familiarize yourself with the test format. It works all parts of the test, including listening (there is an audio CD).
JLPT N3 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] JLPT N3 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition]
JLPT N3 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] $ 16.00
Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test--especially for the first time--can be intimidating. But what if there is a way to find out exactly what your strengths and your weaknesses are before taking the test? What if there is a way to familiarize yourself with the test's format before the big day? There is. This is the book. This video shows off the previous edition, but the content and style is very similar. This is published by the people who run the test. They've designed this book to simulate the real test, but without the pressure of time and unfamiliar distractions. Take this test early on to know what parts of the test you should work on the most. Just before the test, go through this book to familiarize yourself with the test format. It works all parts of the test, including listening (there is an audio CD).
JLPT N4 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] JLPT N4 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition]
JLPT N4 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] $ 16.00
Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test--especially for the first time--can be intimidating. But what if there is a way to find out exactly what your strengths and your weaknesses are before taking the test? What if there is a way to familiarize yourself with the test's format before the big day? There is. This is the book. Here is a video showing the previous editions. The content is very similar. This is published by the people who run the test. They've designed this book to simulate the real test, but without the pressure of time and unfamiliar distractions. Take this test early on to know what parts of the test you should work on the most. Just before the test, go through this book to familiarize yourself with the test format. It works all parts of the test, including listening (there is an audio CD).
JLPT N5 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] JLPT N5 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition]
JLPT N5 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD [2020 Edition] $ 16.00
Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test--especially for the first time--can be intimidating. But what if there is a way to find out exactly what your strengths and your weaknesses are before taking the test? What if there is a way to familiarize yourself with the test's format before the big day? There is. This is the book. This is the updated version, but here is a video showing the previous book. The content is very similar: This is published by the people who run the test. They've designed this book to simulate the real test, but without the pressure of time and unfamiliar distractions. Take this test early on to know what parts of the test you should work on the most. Just before the test, go through this book to familiarize yourself with the test format. It works all parts of the test, including listening (there is an audio CD).
Gokaku Dekiru JLPT N3 with CDs - The Japan Shop Gokaku Dekiru JLPT N3 with CDs - The Japan Shop
Gokaku Dekiru JLPT N3 with CDs $ 33.00
This book practices all parts of the JLPT N3 level. It includes two CDs for the listening section. This is a practice test book and not necessarily a study guide. It doesn't have a lot of explanation (it does have some hints), but it is great for determining your strengths and weaknesses and that will help you prepare for the test. The best thing is it will provide a lot of practice for you.  151 Pages with a 26 page Answer Key ISBN 978-4-7574-1950-6
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The Preparatory Course for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 Listening - The Japan Shop The Preparatory Course for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 Listening - The Japan Shop
The Preparatory Course for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 Listening $ 33.00
Unicom publishes The Preparatory Course for the JLPT and each book focuses on a specific section of the test. Each book provides an in-depth look at that section of the test. This is especially helpful if you know your weaknesses and want to drill, drill, drill them away. This book focuses on the Intermediate level N3 Listening section of the test. If you are weak on listening comprehension, this book is for you. 243 Pages Includes CD ISBN 978-4-89689-470-7
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Nihongo So-Matome N1 Listening - The Japan Shop Nihongo So-Matome N1 Listening - The Japan Shop
Nihongo So-Matome N1 Listening $ 28.00
For advanced students wanting to improve listening comprehension.  This book is specifically to help with the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N1 (advanced). However, it is also excellent practice for those not wanting to take the test.  70 pages with 44 page answer key 978-4-87217-791-6
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Mimi Kara Oboeru JLPT N4 Listening with 2 CDs - The Japan Shop Mimi Kara Oboeru JLPT N4 Listening with 2 CDs - The Japan Shop
Mimi Kara Oboeru JLPT N4 Listening with 2 CDs $ 32.00
For upper beginners wanting to improve listening skills. This is specifically for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 level (upper beginner), but would be excellent practice for anyone at that level.  Includes 2 CDs 131 pages plus 23 page answer key and transcript 978-4-7574-2054-0
JLPT N2 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD - The Japan Shop JLPT N2 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD - The Japan Shop
JLPT N2 Official Practice Test and Workbook with CD $ 14.00
Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test--especially for the first time--can be intimidating. But what if there is a way to find out exactly what your strengths and your weaknesses are before taking the test? What if there is a way to familiarize yourself with the test's format before the big day? There is. This is the book.   This is published by the people who run the test. They've designed this book to simulate the real test, but without the pressure of time and unfamiliar distractions. Take this test early on to know what parts of the test you should work on the most. Just before the test, go through this book to familiarize yourself with the test format. It works all parts of the test, including listening (there is an audio CD).
Shadowing Let's Speak Japanese -- Intermediate to Advanced Level with 2 CDs - The Japan Shop Shadowing Let's Speak Japanese -- Intermediate to Advanced Level with 2 CDs - The Japan Shop
Shadowing Let's Speak Japanese -- Intermediate to Advanced Level with 2 CDs $ 30.00
Do you often find yourself understanding what is being said but having a hard time expressing your own thoughts? Shadowing will help familiarize yourself with common Japanese speech patterns. With the CD, Shadowing works by having you repeat what you just heard. This learning method means you listen and speak at almost the same time. If you practice Shadowing for even a short period of time every day, you'll be able to process Japanese at a higher pace. Use your normal textbook to master vocabulary and grammar; use Shadowing to master fluency. English, Chinese, and Korean explanations included Includes CD 163 pages  
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Shadowing Let's Speak Japanese -- Beginner to Intermediate Edition with CD - The Japan Shop Shadowing Let's Speak Japanese -- Beginner to Intermediate Edition with CD - The Japan Shop
Shadowing Let's Speak Japanese -- Beginner to Intermediate Edition with CD $ 24.00
Do you often find yourself understanding what is being said but having a hard time expressing your own thoughts? Shadowing will help familiarize yourself with common Japanese speech patterns. With the CD, Shadowing works by having you repeat what you just heard. This learning method means you listen and speak at almost the same time. If you practice Shadowing for even a short period of time every day, you'll be able to process spoken Japanese at a higher pace. Use your normal textbook to master vocabulary and grammar; use Shadowing to master fluency. English, Chinese, and Korean explanations included Includes CD 137 pages
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Kiku Training Listening Comprehension with 2 CDs - The Japan Shop Kiku Training Listening Comprehension with 2 CDs - The Japan Shop
Kiku Training Listening Comprehension with 2 CDs $ 32.00 $ 35.00
Listening comprehension can be challenging especially for those not living in Japan. This book is targeted at learners who are crossing the upper beginner to intermediate divide. It gives tips for listening in English (and Chinese and Korean), training in listening while reading, examples, and finally exercises to cement what you've learned. 210 pages Includes two CDs and answer key
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