Yonde Miyo~! Volume 3 - Short and Fun Japanese Stories in Hiragana and Basic Kanji [Paperback]
Yonde Miyo~! Volume 3 - Short and Fun Japanese Stories in Hiragana and Basic Kanji [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: The digital version is found in the digital only Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to build your hiragana and kanji reading comprehension? This new collection of stories is here to the rescue! Read real Japanese—beginner level but not boring Japanese! You won't find the Japanese version of Dick and Jane, but you will find stories written for adults. Enjoy reading flash fiction, super short essays, and funny stories of common mistakes made by learners of Japanese.Best of all, the only requirement is that you can read hiragana and have a very basic understanding of Japanese. Vocabulary and grammar will be defined and explained.   The format is a little different from our other more advanced readers. The idea is for the reader to read the entire story three times. Each page will have a sentence or two in hiragana (with spaces between words for you to see “words” instead of syllables) at the top and that same content in full Japanese (with furigana—small hiragana over kanji) at the bottom. The middle will have the glossary and grammatical explanations. Lastly, the story is presented in Japanese without furigana. See if you can read it after going through the previous two versions and explanations. If you have just learned hiragana, you may want to listen to the sound file while reading the hiragana section to practice correct pronunciation. If you have studied Japanese a bit longer, you may want to start with the bottom version and take note of the glossary for understanding.The glossary will have the word as it appears in the story, but it will also give the “dictionary” form so you can look the word up further. Having fun while learning a language is a great way to increase motivation. With increased motivation, you are less likely to skip a day's study. A skipped day can quickly become a lost week and then a lost… forever. And so, we hope you will have as much fun reading these stories as we had writing them. This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 17: The Mouse Carving [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 17: The Mouse Carving [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: This is also available in the Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 2 Bundle. 108 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files immediately after ordering. Kicchomu is a character often found in Japanese folktales, but he actually existed. Or rather, the character is based on a historical figure. The two stories found in this book features Kicchomu dealing with a difficult samurai on a ferryboat and besting a master carver with his cunning rather than skill. Kicchomu's Ferryboat: きっちょむさんの渡し船【わたぶね】 The Mouse Carving: ネズミの彫り物【ほりもの】 108 Pages For Upper Beginners to Intermediates Sound file recordings of story both slow and normal speed for both stories Anki deck with all the vocabulary in the stories Japanese Reader Collection Volume 17: The Mouse Carving Recommended for upper beginners and lower intermediates of Japanese. FREE PDF and MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker–download link found on the last page. Listen while reading to develop listening comprehension, reading skills, and building vocabulary.    WHAT YOU GET:  All vocabulary is defined in English under each paragraph The full story just in Japanese is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption An English translation is provided (but we encourage you to try the Japanese first) Extensive grammar notes for both stories Free Anki flashcard deck for the vocabulary Best of all, download FREE MP3s of the story read by a native Japanese speech actress. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering - check your spam folder if you don't see it)
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 3 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 3 [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beginning Japanese Phrases and Stories digital bundle. (This paperback will be shipped to you and you will also get the digital files) Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to learn useful phrases you can actually use in conversation? Beginning Japanese Phrases is here to the rescue! The level of this book is somewhere between our (total beginner-level) Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha and our more advance readers such as Learn Japanese with Stories. This series is based on a weekly podcast we produce called (unimaginatively) Beginning Japanese Phrases. See here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ This book contains the data and actual podcast files for episodes 61-90. The podcast concentrates on a single beginner-level word or phrase and then breaks down an example sentence using it. 70 Pages Includes the digital files (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) Includes all example sentence sound files  Includes all podcast sound files Scan QR codes for quick on-demand listening as you go through the book This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Learn Japanese with Stories for Beginners: Mike's Diary [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories for Beginners: Mike's Diary [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beginning Japanese Phrases and Stories digital bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to build reading fluency? Mike's Diary is here to the rescue! The level of this book is somewhere between our (total beginner-level) Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha and our more advance readers such as Learn Japanese with Stories. Instead of learning isolated vocabulary (no fun!), reading real Japanese is a great way to learn vocabulary and kanji in context. For the beginner, however, native reading material is too much of a challenge. Our Learn Japanese with Stories for Beginners series enables even beginners to truly enjoy reading natural Japanese. The early stories use basic vocabulary, beginner-level grammar, and simplified Japanese sentence structures. As you progress, earlier concepts build into more complex grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structures. Each story is presented in several ways. The story with spaces and complete vocabulary and explanation The story in full Japanese (without spaces, but with furigana—the small hiragana—over kanji) The story in English to cement understanding This is followed by five important kanji found in the story. There are only five kanji here, so spend some time familiarizing yourself with them. 122 Pages Includes the digital files (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) Includes all sound files  Free Anki flashcard deck of all the vocabulary from each story Scan QR codes for quick on-demand listening as you go through the book This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 2 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 2 [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beginning Japanese Phrases and Stories digital bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to learn useful phrases you can actually use in conversation? Beginning Japanese Phrases is here to the rescue! The level of this book is somewhere between our (total beginner-level) Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha and our more advance readers such as Learn Japanese with Stories. This series is based on a weekly podcast we produce called (unimaginatively) Beginning Japanese Phrases. See here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ This book contains the data and actual podcast files for episodes 31-60. The podcast concentrates on a single beginner-level word or phrase and then breaks down an example sentence using it. 74 Pages Includes the digital files (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) Includes all example sentence sound files  Includes all podcast sound files Scan QR codes for quick on-demand listening as you go through the book This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 1 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 1 [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beginning Japanese Phrases and Stories digital bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to learn useful phrases you can actually use in conversation? Beginning Japanese Phrases is here to the rescue! The level of this book is somewhere between our (total beginner-level) Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha and our more advance readers such as Learn Japanese with Stories. This series is based on a weekly podcast we produce called (unimaginatively) Beginning Japanese Phrases. See here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ This book contains the data and actual podcast files for the first 30 episodes. The podcast concentrates on a single beginner-level word or phrase and then breaks down an example sentence using it. 78 Pages Includes the digital files (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) Includes all example sentence sound files  Includes all podcast sound files Scan QR codes for quick on-demand listening as you go through the book This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases [Paperback]
Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases [Paperback] $ 12.99
  Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. This physical book also includes the digital version, but if you are looking for the digital only version, please click here for the bundle with this book in it. Digital products have no shipping charges!   68 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   Learn important Japanese sentences one word at a time An in-depth study of the sentence structure of 21 useful phrases with many more variations and examples.  What you'll get: 68 Page PDF Includes ePub & Mobi files MP3s with every Japanese example sentence Ready to improve your Japanese while increasing your cultural knowledge? Add to cart now.
Beginning Japanese 30 Day Chousen 挑戦 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese 30 Day Chousen 挑戦 [Paperback] $ 12.99
  Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. This physical book also includes the digital version, but if you are looking for the digital only version, please click here for the bundle with this book in it. Digital products have no shipping charges!   122 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   30 Day Challenge One lesson a day for 30 days. Begin each day with a proverb, saying, or idiom. Master an important kanji, and then breakdown a sentence to help with your reading, vocabulary, listening, kanji, and even pronunciation. What you'll get: 122 Page PDF Includes ePub & Mobi files 120 MP3s with every Japanese sound word and its example sentence Ready to improve your Japanese while increasing your cultural knowledge? Add to cart now.
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 16: The Bowl-Wearing Princess [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 16: The Bowl-Wearing Princess [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: This is also available in the Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 2 Bundle. 132 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files immediately after ordering. The Bowl-Wearing Princess: 鉢かぶり姫【はちかぶりひめ】 Japan's Cinderella story  + a Solomon-esque story based on a historical Japanese figure. 132 Pages For Beginners and Upper Beginners The Bowl-Wearing Princess The Wisdom of Oooka Echizen MP3 recording of story both slow and normal speed Anki deck with all the vocabulary in the stories Japanese Reader Collection Volume 16: The Bowl-Wearing Princess Recommended for upper beginners and lower intermediates of Japanese. FREE PDF and MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker–download link found on the last page. Listen while reading to develop listening comprehension, reading skills, and building vocabulary.    WHAT YOU GET:  All vocabulary is defined in English under each paragraph The full story just in Japanese is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption An English translation is provided (but we encourage you to try the Japanese first) Extensive grammar notes for both stories Best of all, download FREE MP3s of the story read by a native Japanese speech actress. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering - check your spam folder if you don't see it)
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 15: Hikoichi Strikes Back [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 15: Hikoichi Strikes Back [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: This is also available in the Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 2 Bundle. 126 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files immediately after ordering. Hikoichi Strikes back: Enjoy two new stories about Hikoichi, that mischievous yet wise young man.  126 Pages For Beginners and Upper Beginners Hikoichi, Sitting in the Middle of Eight Hikoichi's Kappa Fishing MP3 recording of story both slow and normal speed Anki deck with all the vocabulary in the stories Japanese Reader Collection Volume 15: Hikoichi Strikes Back Recommended for upper beginners and lower intermediates of Japanese. FREE PDF and MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker–download link found on the last page. Listen while reading to develop listening comprehension, reading skills, and building vocabulary.    WHAT YOU GET:  All vocabulary is defined in English under each paragraph The full story just in Japanese is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption An English translation is provided (but we encourage you to try the Japanese first) Extensive grammar notes for both stories Best of all, download FREE MP3s of the story read by a native Japanese speech actress. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering - check your spam folder if you don't see it)
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 14: Kicchomu san [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 14: Kicchomu san [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 Japanese Reader Collection Volume 14 Kicchomu-san: The Easy Way to Read Listen and Learn from Japanese Folklore Tales and Stories (Paperback Edition)   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page. Recommended for upper beginner to intermediate level students of Japanese. BONUS! Get FREE sound files of the stories read by a native Japanese voice actress, one read at normal speed and one read slowly. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page.NOW WITH QR CODES - While you can still download the sound files with the link on the last page, we are also including handy QR codes for both the slow and normal speed recordings of the stories. Simply scan the code with the camera of your phone and the audio will begin playing in seconds. EXTRA BONUS! Included with the sound files, are PDFs of all the vocabulary and grammar points. Feel free to print these out to use while reading. Now with Furigana! All our readers now have furigana in both the paperback and Kindle versions. Furigana is the small hiragana over the kanji--most devices support this new feature. (The Japanese only section has no furigana so you can practice reading the story again in "real" furigana-less Japanese) Have you studied for a year or two but just don’t feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary. * All Japanese have furigana (printed version and Kindle version on supported devices (most new devices))* Two complete Japanese short stories. Each story is presented in three unique ways.* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar.* JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).* Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible.* Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. THE STORIES: Kicchomu is a character very similar to another favorite of ours: Hikoichi. Kicchomu was an actual person who lived during the Edo period. However, the stories about him came much later. Like Hikoichi, Kicchomu is quick-witted and a little sneaky.This book contains two Kicchomu stories: 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 Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Buy Now” now!
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 12: Celestial Maiden's Feathered Robe [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 12: Celestial Maiden's Feathered Robe [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 Japanese Reader Collection Volume 12: Celestial Maiden's Feathered Robe: The Easy Way to Read Listen and Learn from Japanese Folklore Tales and Stories (Paperback Edition)   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page.While students of any level can get some use out of this, it is best for upper beginners.BONUS! Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese voice actress. Listen while reading. The link to the digital files will be emailed to you after ordering.These are short stories that can be tackled by students of any level, but it is probably best for upper beginners.Are you just learning hiragana? This may be a little too challenging for you. Look at the screenshots and if you think it would be challenging but not frustrating, this might be good for you. Instead, we recommend our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha bundle here.Have you studied for a year or two but just don’t feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary. All kanji characters have furigana. * GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar. * JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. This book has two complete stories with a total explanation for every level. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering) Includes QR codes to easily scan and instantly hear the story on demand   STORY 1: 瓜子姫(うりこひめ)とあまのじゃく Princess Uriko and the AmanojakuAn Amanojaku in Japanese folklore is an antagonistic ogre. This Amanojaku causes trouble for Princess Uriko, a beautiful woman born of a... melon.STORY 2: 天女(てんにょ)の羽衣(はごろも) Celestial Maiden's Feathered RobeStories of beautiful celestial women coming from the sky are found in many cultures. Such legends are also common in Japan. In this story, a young man finds a way to make the Tennyo (Celestial maiden) marry him. But will it last? Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!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.
Yonde Miyo~! Volume 2 - Short and Fun Japanese Stories in Hiragana and Basic Kanji [Paperback]
Yonde Miyo~! Volume 2 - Short and Fun Japanese Stories in Hiragana and Basic Kanji [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to build your hiragana and kanji reading comprehension? This new collection of stories is here to the rescue! Read real Japanese—beginner level but not boring Japanese! You won't find the Japanese version of Dick and Jane, but you will find stories written for adults. Enjoy reading flash fiction, super short essays, and funny stories of common mistakes made by learners of Japanese.Best of all, the only requirement is that you can read hiragana and have a very basic understanding of Japanese. Vocabulary and grammar will be defined and explained. The format is a little different from our other more advanced readers. The idea is for the reader to read the entire story three times. Each page will have a sentence or two in hiragana (with spaces between words for you to see “words” instead of syllables) at the top and that same content in full Japanese (with furigana—small hiragana over kanji) at the bottom. The middle will have the glossary and grammatical explanations. Lastly, the story is presented in Japanese without furigana. See if you can read it after going through the previous two versions and explanations. If you have just learned hiragana, you may want to listen to the sound file while reading the hiragana section to practice correct pronunciation. If you have studied Japanese a bit longer, you may want to start with the bottom version and take note of the glossary for understanding.The glossary will have the word as it appears in the story, but it will also give the “dictionary” form so you can look the word up further. Having fun while learning a language is a great way to increase motivation. With increased motivation, you are less likely to skip a day's study. A skipped day can quickly become a lost week and then a lost… forever. And so, we hope you will have as much fun reading these stories as we had writing them. This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Basho-Japanese Haiku with Vocabulary and Explanation [Paperback]
Basho-Japanese Haiku with Vocabulary and Explanation [Paperback] $ 12.99
  Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. If you are looking for the digital only version, please click here for the bundle with this book in it. Digital products have no shipping charges!   69 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   READ real Japanese Today! People around the world are fascinated by haiku—so much can be expressed by so few words—but not many outside Japan can enjoy Japanese haiku in its original form. Even the most famous classical Japanese haiku poet, Basho, is accessible to most people only in translation. While good translations capture the core meaning of the words, nuance and aspects of Japanese culture are not so easily translated.This book is intended to help the beginning to intermediate student of Japanese not only learn Japanese vocabulary and grammar, but also to reveal some of the hidden nuance in translation.What you'll get: Read and understand twenty of Matsuo Bashō's most famous haiku. For beginner to intermediate students of Japanese Download sound files of all the haiku in Japanese and all the commentary of the haiku Every word is defined and major grammar or haiku elements explained Every haiku and commentary have a QR code which you can scan to instantly get the sound recording for that text Ready to improve your Japanese while increasing your cultural knowledge? Add to cart now.
Frank and the Obaasan Volume 2, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The Next 10 Episodes [Paperback]
Frank and the Obaasan Volume 2, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The Next 10 Episodes [Paperback] $ 19.99
Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. If you are looking for the digital only version, please click here.   280 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   READ real Japanese Today! Are you a beginner to upper beginner level students of Japanese? If so, this reader is for you. Every word is defined and important grammatical patterns are explained in plain English. If you can read hiragana, you are ready for this book. BONUS! Get FREE Sound Files of each story. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page. The Story:While on an intergalactic spy mission, Frank the alien crash landed in Japan and met Obaasan. In their first adventure, they helped prevent an inter-galactic war with the aid of natto. But now, a new menace has emerged which, once again, threatens the entire universe. * All Japanese kanji have furigana* 10 complete episodes in one story arc. Each story is presented in real Japanese (with furigana) and with a running gloss which breaks down all vocabulary and grammar points.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).* Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible.* Download the FREE sound files to listen while you study. Frank and the Obaasan is a fun (certainly not serious) reader for beginners of Japanese. If you are looking for Japanese reading material that is fairly easy but not written for children, this is a resource for you. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Buy Now” now!
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Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #2 [7 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]
Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #2 [7 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 16.00 $ 34.93
 ➡️ 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 7 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. Some of the stories have Anki flashcard decks to quickly learn vocabulary (we'll add decks to all books soon). 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 $34.93 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] Kicchomu's Mouse Carving - Kicchomu shows his skill exceeds that of a master carver. Well, maybe not skill; more like cunning. [NEW!] Kicchomu's Ferryboat - A troublesome samurai gets outsmarted by Kicchomu [NEW!] 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. Anki decks - Some books (will eventually be all) include Anki flashcard decks to help you learn the vocabulary found in the stories. These decks are included free of charge. 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.
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 7: On a Date [Paperback]
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 7: On a Date [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 126 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. ContentsDialogue One: Asking Someone Out on a DateDialogue Two: Let's Go to the MoviesDialogue Three: Rejected! (At a Party)Dialogue Four: Meeting Someone for a Date Dialogue Five: Conversation while a DateDialogue Six: Sharing Movie Interests Dialogue Seven: Saying Goodbye 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.
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.
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 11: Kachi Kachi Yama [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 11: Kachi Kachi Yama [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle.   96 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback Japanese Reader Collection Volume 11 Kachi Kachi Yama: The Easy Way to Read Listen and Learn from Japanese Folklore Tales and Stories (Paperback Edition)   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page.While students of any level can get some use out of this, it is best for upper beginners.BONUS! Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese voice actress. Listen while reading. The link to the digital files will be emailed to you after ordering.These are short stories that can be tackled by students of any level, but it is probably best for upper beginners.Are you just learning hiragana? This may be a little too challenging for you. Look at the screenshots and if you think it would be challenging but not frustrating, this might be good for you. Instead, we recommend our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha bundle here.Have you studied for a year or two but just don’t feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary. All kanji characters have furigana. Kachi Kachi Yama, a traditional Japanese folktale presented in three unique ways:* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar. * JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. This book has two complete stories with a total explanation for every level. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering)   Kachi Kachi YamaThis is a story about a nasty raccoon who gets what he deserves. Since this is a long story, we are cutting it into three parts. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!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 with Stories Volume 10: Urashima Tarou [Paperback]
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 10: Urashima Tarou [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle.   106 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   Japanese Reader Collection Volume 10 Urashima Tarou and Other Stories: The Easy Way to Read Listen and Learn from Japanese Folklore Tales and Stories (Japanese Edition)   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page.Perfect for upper beginner level students of Japanese.BONUS! Get FREE MP3s and eBook versions of the story. The story is read by a native Japanese voice actress, once read at normal speed and once read slowly. Listen while reading. The link to the digital files will be emailed to you immediately after ordering.Now with Furigana! All our readers now have furigana in both the paperback and Kindle versions. Furigana is the small hiragana over the kanji--most devices support this new feature.Have you studied for a year or two but just don’t feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary. All kanji characters have furigana. Three Stories in Total: 1) The Young Man Who Slept for Three Years2) Hanasaka Jiisan3) Urashima Tarou Three ways to Enjoy the Stories:* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar.* JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. This book has two complete stories with a total explanation for every level. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering) The Young Man Who Slept for Three Years - Sometimes what appears to be laziness is actually strategic planning Hanasaka Jiisan - A story of the importance of not being greedy Urashima Tarou - A Japanese Rip Van Winkle story       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.
Yonde Miyo~! Volume 1 - Short and Fun Japanese Stories in Hiragana and Basic Kanji [Paperback]
Yonde Miyo~! Volume 1 - Short and Fun Japanese Stories in Hiragana and Basic Kanji [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to build your hiragana and kanji reading comprehension? This new collection of stories is here to the rescue! Read real Japanese—beginner level but not boring Japanese! You won't find the Japanese version of Dick and Jane, but you will find stories written for adults. Enjoy reading flash fiction, super short essays, and funny stories of common mistakes made by learners of Japanese.Best of all, the only requirement is that you can read hiragana and have a very basic understanding of Japanese. Vocabulary and grammar will be defined and explained. The format is a little different from our other more advanced readers. The idea is for the reader to read the entire story three times. Each page will have a sentence or two in hiragana (with spaces between words for you to see “words” instead of syllables) at the top and that same content in full Japanese (with furigana—small hiragana over kanji) at the bottom. The middle will have the glossary and grammatical explanations. Lastly, the story is presented in Japanese without furigana. See if you can read it after going through the previous two versions and explanations. If you have just learned hiragana, you may want to listen to the sound file while reading the hiragana section to practice correct pronunciation. If you have studied Japanese a bit longer, you may want to start with the bottom version and take note of the glossary for understanding.The glossary will have the word as it appears in the story, but it will also give the “dictionary” form so you can look the word up further. Having fun while learning a language is a great way to increase motivation. With increased motivation, you are less likely to skip a day's study. A skipped day can quickly become a lost week and then a lost… forever. And so, we hope you will have as much fun reading these stories as we had writing them. This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Frank and the Obaasan, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The First 15 Episodes [Paperback]
Frank and the Obaasan, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The First 15 Episodes [Paperback] $ 19.99
Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. If you are looking for the digital only version, please click here.   338 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   READ real Japanese Today! Are you a beginner to upper beginner level students of Japanese? If so, this reader is for you. Every word is defined and important grammatical patterns are explained in plain English. If you can read hiragana, you are ready for this book. BONUS! Get FREE Sound Files of each story. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page. The Stories:While on an intergalactic spy mission, Frank the alien loses control of his spaceship and plummets to Earth. Japan to be precise. Lacking Essential repair materials, Frank must learn the earthling’s language and find earth equivalents of the materials needed to repair his ship. With only a limited knowledge of Earth ways—and the Japanese language—Frank discovers a number of interesting things, not the least… natto. Join Frank and his new-found buddies in this multi-planetary adventure! * All Japanese kanji have furigana* 15 complete episodes. Each story is presented in real Japanese (with furigana) and with a running gloss which breaks down all vocabulary and grammar points.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).* Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible.* Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. Frank and the Obaasan is a fun (certainly not serious) reader for beginners of Japanese. If you are looking for Japanese reading material that is fairly easy but not written for children, this is a resource for you. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Buy Now” now!
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Collezione di Letture in Giapponese Volume 1-5  [ITALIAN EDITION | DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]
Collezione di Letture in Giapponese Volume 1-5 [ITALIAN EDITION | DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 12.00 $ 22.45
 ➡️ NOTA: Il pacchetto include tutte le versioni in italiano dei volumi della Japanese Reader Collection. Molte altre verranno aggiunte non appena tradotte a nessun costo aggiuntivo Traduzione dall’Inglese di Andrea Calò Hai imparato l'hiragana, la struttura delle frasi e la grammatica giapponese di base? Perfetto! Allora questa raccolta di brevi storie giapponesi è per te! Divertiti a conoscere i racconti popolari e la cultura giapponese mentre migliori il tuo vocabolario, i kanji, la grammatica e le tue capacità di ascolto. E’ ormai provato che il modo più immediato ed efficace per imparare il vocabolario è, molto semplicemente, la lettura! Leggere, leggere, leggere… per imparare! Leggendo, non solo si è più propensi a cogliere le parole che ci interessano, ma le si impara anche nel contesto nel quale esse si trovano: questi libri ti saranno d’aiuto per il raggiungimento di questo fondamentale obiettivo! Questi pacchetti di libri sono stati pensati per i principianti di livello “base” e “base avanzato” del giapponese, ma anche gli utenti intermedi potrebbero trovarli comunque molto utili. Ti consigliamo di imparare l'hiragana prima di avvicinarti a questi libri, ma abbiamo comunque incluso furigana (i piccoli kana posti sopra i kanji) in modo da essere sicuri di leggere con la pronuncia corretta. Se sei veramente agli inizi e ti avvicini ai sillabari giapponesi per la primissima volta, dai uno sguardo alla nostra raccolta di libri per principianti assoluti all’indirizzo: https://www.thejapanshop.com/products/beri-beri-shoshinsha-beginners-bundle-digital-download In questi libri troverai diverse versioni per ogni storia: la storia con ogni parola del vocabolario ben definita e spiegata; la sezione contenente i principali schemi grammaticali incontrati nella storia; la storia unicamente in giapponese naturale (kanji con furigana inclusi); una semplice traduzione in italiano della storia presentata; Puoi provare a leggere prima la storia in giapponese naturale. Oppure, se sei un principiante assoluto, potrebbe esserti maggiormente d’aiuto esaminare prima il vocabolario: in qualunque modo tu lo faccia, questi libri offrono diversi modi per leggere, ascoltare e imparare. Sono inclusi, senza alcun costo aggiuntivo, i file MP3 di ogni storia: uno con lettura lenta e semplice da seguire e un secondo con lettura a velocità normale. Troverete i link per il download dei file nelle ultime pagine di ogni libro, qualora non li aveste trovati al momento dell’acquisto.
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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.
The Preparatory Course for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 Reading - The Japan Shop
The Preparatory Course for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 Reading $ 34.00
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 upper beginner level N4 Reading section of the test. If you are weak on reading comprehension or sentence structure, this book is for you.
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume Paperback [+ Instant Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 117 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   Japanese Reader Collection: Learn Japanese with Stories Vol 5PAPERBACK VERSION   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   The Shitakiri Suzume is a traditional Japanese folk tale about a kind old man, his mean wife, and a sparrow. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is required. Audio Only–listen while you drive, jog, or while relaxing. Newly re-recorded with CD quality audio! Audio includes the story read at normal speed & at a slow speed Audio also includes spaces for repetition and key vocabulary All kanji characters have furigana. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with explanation of the grammar. The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5: Shitakiri Suzume Perfect for beginning and upper beginning students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese reader will help you build your Japanese vocabulary, reading skills, and listening comprehension. Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. Listen while reading. You'll receive an email with the download link immediately after ordering. Shitakiri Suzume follows a common theme in Japanese fairy tales: a childless old couple raising a son or daughter. But instead of a human, the story revolves around a sparrow, the loving pet of the old man. Also common with other tales, there is a moral to the story. Don't be greedy! The second story, Kobutori Jiisan, teaches that a happy disposition often leads to happy conclusions.While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! 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.
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 4: The Mouse Bride Paperback [+ Instant Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 4: The Mouse Bride [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: This is also available as an eBook in the Learn Japanese with Stories Digital Bundle. 71 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   This is for the paperback which will be shipped to you. The Mouse Bride story is a charming Japanese folk tale about a father mouse and mother mouse trying to find the "greatest man on earth" for their one and only daughter to marry. One nice aspect of this story from a language learner’s point of view is similar sentence forms are repeated with the different characters. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is required. A PDF (for printing) A slow MP3 recording of the story  A normal speed MP3 recording Kindle and ePub eBook formats included Works with PCs or Macs Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 4: The Mouse Bride: Plus Ikkyu-san Read Real Japanese with Free MP3s ** Recommended for Upper Beginners of Japanese ** MP3s Included at no extra charge are two MP3s of the story. One is read at the normal speed and the other at a slow, easy to follow speed.  THE STORY The Mouse Bride story is a charming Japanese folk tale about a father mouse and mother mouse trying to find the “greatest man on earth” for their one and only daughter to marry. An additional bonus story is about the young, but wise priest Ikkyu and a certain painted tiger. Please note: Immediately after ordering, you'll receive an email with the download link; the physical paperback will be shipped as soon as possible
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 3: The Inch-High Samurai Paperback [+ Instant Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 3: The Inch-High Samurai [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: This is also available in the Complete Japanese Reader Collection Bundle. 107 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files immediately after ordering. Inch-High Samurai: Read–in Japanese–how a tiny, yet very brave samurai manages to marry a princess. Kaguya Hime: An old man finds a girl in a bamboo stalk and raises her as his own. It turns out, she is out of this world. 107 Pages For Beginners and Upper Beginners BONUS STORY: Kaguya hime MP3 recording of story both slow and normal speed Japanese Reader Collection Volume 3: The Inch High Samurai Recommended for upper beginners and lower intermediates of Japanese. FREE PDF and MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker–download link found on the last page. Listen while reading to develop listening comprehension, reading skills, and building vocabulary.     THE STORIES:Inch-High Samurai: Read–in Japanese–how a tiny, yet very brave samurai manages to marry a princess.Kaguya Hime: An old man finds a girl in a bamboo stalk and raises her as his own. It turns out, she is out of this world.  While beginners of Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is highly recommended. WHAT YOU GET:  All vocabulary is defined in English under each paragraph The full story just in Japanese is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption An English translation is provided (but we encourage you to try the Japanese first) Extensive grammar notes for both stories Best of all, download FREE MP3s of the story read by a native Japanese speech actress. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering - check your spam folder if you don't see it)
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy Paperback [+ Instant Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: This is also available in the Complete Japanese Reader Collection Bundle. 81 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   This is for the Paperback (you'll also get the digital files too!) Momotaro, the Peach boy is by far Japan’s most famous fairy tale. Now, you can read this famous mukashi banashi (folktale) in real Japanese. Momotaro is a boy born of a peach who grows up to be a brave and mighty man. Oni is invading the village. The villagers beg Momotaro to get rid of the menace. Together with three strange allies, Momotaro heads off to Onigashima to defeat the Oni boss. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is required. BONUS Story: The Tortoise and the Hare 83 Pages A slow MP3 recording of the stories A normal speed MP3 recording Paperback + Digital download Japanese Reader Collection Volume 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy Read Real Japanese with Free MP3s ** Recommended for Beginners of Japanese ** Read the most famous Japanese fairy tale in real Japanese! Every line and every word are explained and defined. BONUS! We are also including the entire Usagi to Kame story (The Tortoise and the Hare) also with every word explained and defined. MP3s Included at no extra charge are two MP3s of both stories. One is read at the normal speed and the other at a slow, easy to follow speed. You will find the link to download the MP3s on the last page. 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.
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Frank and the Obaasan Volume 1-2 BUNDLE for Beginners [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD]
Frank and the Obaasan Volume 1-2 BUNDLE for Beginners [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 8.00 $ 8.98
  NOTE:  Both Frank and the Obaasan volumes are included in our Beginner's Bundle: Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha; this money-saving bundle contains over a dozen eBooks all with sound files and several eBook formats. Click here to learn more.   READ real Japanese Today! Are you a beginner to upper beginner level student of Japanese? If so, this reader is for you. Every word is defined and important grammatical patterns are explained in plain English. If you can read hiragana, you are ready for this book. BONUS! Get FREE Sound Files of each story. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page. This bundle is for both volumes of the Frank and the Obaasan saga, a Japanese reader for beginners to upper beginners. The Stories:While on an intergalactic spy mission, Frank the alien loses control of his spaceship and plummets to Earth. Japan to be precise. Lacking Essential repair materials, Frank must learn the earthling’s language and find earth equivalents of the materials needed to repair his ship. With only a limited knowledge of Earth ways—and the Japanese language—Frank discovers a number of interesting things, not the least… natto. Join Frank and his new-found buddies in this multi-planetary adventure! All Japanese kanji characters have furigana (small hiragana over the kanji) 25 complete episodes. 15 from the first volume and 10 from the second. Each story is presented in real Japanese (with furigana) and with a running gloss which breaks down all vocabulary and grammar points. Each volume is a complete story arc in which our heroes save the universe. ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. Frank and the Obaasan is a fun (certainly not serious) reader for beginners of Japanese. If you are looking for Japanese reading material that is fairly easy but not written for children, this is a resource for you. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Buy Now” now!  
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 5: With Friends - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese through Dialogues Volume 5: With Friends [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 168 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: About the PartyDialogue 2: Surprising MaryDialogue 3: Surprise Birthday PartyDialogue 4: Talking about the Latest MovieDialogue 5: Two Friends going ShoppingDialogue 6: A New CarDialogue 7: Deciding on a RestaurantFREE Sound Files 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.
Japanese Reader Collection - Hikoichi Revisited [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 8: Hikoichi Revisited [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle.   101 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   Japanese Reader Collection Volume 8 Hikoichi Revisited: The Easy Way to Read Listen and Learn from Japanese Folklore Tales and Stories (Japanese Edition)   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page.Perfect for upper beginner level students of Japanese.BONUS! Get FREE MP3s and eBook versions of the story. The story is read by a native Japanese voice actress, once read at normal speed and once read slowly. Listen while reading. The link to the digital files will be emailed to you immediately after ordering.Now with Furigana! All our readers now have furigana in both the paperback and Kindle versions. Furigana is the small hiragana over the kanji--most devices support this new feature.Have you studied for a year or two but just don’t feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary. All kanji characters have furigana. Three Stories in Total: Two new Hikoichi stories + Oni's Mask and the Girl* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar.* JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. This book has two complete stories with a total explanation for every level. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering) HikoichiYou may know our first Japanese Reader Collection Volume has several Hikoichi stories. By far, those have been the most popular among students. Hikoichi is, after all, an interesting character. Smart, sassy, creative in his laziness… In short, his adventures are entertaining. Plus, not many non-Japanese are as familiar with Hikoichi as they are Momotaro or the Moon Princess. So, be one of the few to dig in, enjoy, and learn more about Hikoichi!     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 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.
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 7: The Little Match Girl [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 7: The Little Match Girl [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle.   107 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   Japanese Reader Collection Volume 7 The Little Match Girl: The Easy Way to Read Listen and Learn from Japanese Folklore Tales and Stories (Japanese Edition)   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page.While students of any level can get some use out of this, it is best for upper beginners.BONUS! Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese voice actress. Listen while reading. The link to the digital files will be emailed to you after ordering.These are short stories that can be tackled by students of any level, but it is probably best for upper beginners.Are you just learning hiragana? This may be a little too challenging for you. Look at the screenshots and if you think it would be challenging but not frustrating, this might be good for you. Instead, we recommend our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha bundle here.Have you studied for a year or two but just don’t feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary. All kanji characters have furigana. The classic Hans Christian Andersen The Little Match Girl story presented in three unique ways.* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar. * JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. This book has two complete stories with a total explanation for every level. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering)     The Little Match GirlThe famous Hans Christian Andersen short story is popular in Japan and has found its way into Japanese culture being a well-known tale in Japan. The sad story is about a dying little girl’s dreams and desires on a cold New Year’s Eve. It was first published in 1845 in Danish.Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!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.
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 6: Yuki Onna [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 6: Yuki Onna [Paperback] $ 12.99
NOTE: Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 93 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   Japanese Reader Collection Volume 6 Yuki Onna: The Easy Way to Read Japanese Folklore Tales and Stories (Japanese Edition)   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page.Perfect for beginning and upper beginning students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese reader contains two stories just about every Japanese knows and loves.BONUS! Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese voice actress. Listen while reading. The link to the files will be emailed to you immediately after ordering.These are short stories that can be tackled by students of any level, but it is probably best for upper beginners.Are you just learning hiragana? This may be a little too challenging for you. Look at the screenshots and if you think it would be challenging but not frustrating, this might be good for you. Instead, we recommend our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha bundle here.Have you studied for a year or two but just don’t feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary. All kanji characters have furigana. Yuki Onna and Anchin & Kiyohime Two full traditional Japanese stories presented in three unique ways.* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar.* JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. This book has two complete stories with a total explanation for every level. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering)   YUKI ONNA The Snow WomanYuki Onna (Snow Woman) is a traditional Japanese folktale of a spirit or yōkai who appears on snowy nights in a white kimono and even whiter skin. She is beautiful, but deadly, leading unsuspecting travelers astray or killing them outright. In our story, she is both deadly and compassionate.Anchin & KiyohimeA young priest learns the danger a lie can invite.While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required.Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “BUY IT NOW” 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.
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 9 - The Fountain of Youth [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 9 - The Fountain of Youth [Paperback] $ 12.99
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle. 78 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   Japanese Reader Collection Volume 9 - The Fountain of Youth    Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   All kanji characters have furigana. Three Stories in Total:  * The Fountain of Youth: A traditional Japanese folk tale* The Hundred Tales Game: With the scariest of all endings * The Wise Child: A child shows his smarts by answering the question, which is farther, Edo or the Sun. Three ways to read the story:GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss—understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar. JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible. This book has two complete stories with a total explanation for every level. Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. (Link will be emailed to you after ordering)       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.
Dokkai o Hajimeru Anata e - The Japan Shop
Dokkai o Hajimeru Anata e $ 15.00
The Hajimeru Anata e series is designed to help beginners bridge the gap to the intermediate level. This book practices reading comprehension. Every kanji has furigana. 83 pages Includes detachable answer key
The Preparatory Course for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 Reading - The Japan Shop
The Preparatory Course for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 Reading $ 29.00
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 Reading section of the test. If you are weak on reading comprehension or sentence structure, this book is for you.
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Learn Japanese with Stories - 10 Volumes Bundle
Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #1 [10 Volumes] [DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] $ 20.00 $ 59.88
NOTE: This 10-book self-paced learning Japanese study guide is ON SALE + FREE Lifetime updates! For a limited time, you will get this bundle for a very low price. We will increase its price when we add more content to it. But if you get this now, future content will be FREE FOREVER. ➡️ 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.
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Yomu Training [Revised Edition] - The Japan Shop
Yomu Training [Revised Edition] $ 21.00 $ 21.00
  While not specifically for the JLPT, the introduction recommends the book to those in the N3 to N2 levels. Upper Beginner to Intermediate. Of course, you don't need to take the test to improve your reading comprehension with this book.  139 pages Includes detachable answer key ISBN 9784883195435
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.
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 1: Hikoichi (Paperback) - The Japan Shop
Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 1: Hikoichi [Paperback] $ 12.99
  NOTE: Don't need a physical book? This is also available in this Money-Saving Digital Bundle.   133 Pages | Includes Digital Files | 5.5 x 8.5 inch Paperback   Japanese Reader Collection: Learn Japanese with Stories Vol 1PAPERBACK VERSION   Note: this is a physical paperback that will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files by email immediately after ordering.   Perfect for beginning and upper beginning students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese reader contains four complete stories of a clever and mischievous young man, Hikoichi.Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker both slowly and at normal speed. Listen while reading. A link to download the files will be emailed to you immediately after ordering.Read–in Japanese–how the wise and young Hikoichi shows his smarts with these four short stories in Japanese. Yes, you can read real Japanese–even if you are just starting out in Japanese. All Japanese have furigana Four full traditional Japanese stories about the legendary Hikoichi. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with an explanation of the grammar. The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption. Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!). Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings. The first story has the lord of the castle testing Hikoichi in a Solomon-esque question–which young lord is the true young lord? The second story shows choosing the first and most favorable isn’t always best. In the end, only Hikoichi can enjoy the cherry blossoms. The third story is about a mysterious, but the living umbrella. Some things are just too good to be true. We wrap things up with Hikoichi’s encounter with a Tengu–a mythical creature whose straw raincoat renders its wearer invisible. While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. If you are brand-new to Japanese, we recommend our Beri- Beri- Shoshshinsha digital bundle first. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! PLEASE NOTE: you will also receive an email with a link to a Dropbox folder with the digital files. If you don't see the email immediately, please check your spam folder or email us for the link.