Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha for Absolute Beginners of Japanese [Digital Download]

$ 30.00 $ 74.85 -60% OFF

Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha for Absolute Beginners of Japanese [Digital Download]

$ 30.00 $ 74.85 -60% OFF


We just added the new Yonde Miyo~ Volume 4 eBook. That gets us up to 15 full eBooks for this bundle. If you've bought this bundle, please download the new PDF or ePub and sound files in the Dropbox link you received when you purchased the bundle--or email us if you have trouble finding that link. We are also emailing past customers with this update.

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Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha is more sequential and has a suggested path for studying and is specifically designed for a total beginner of learning Japanese language.

➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide

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A Digital Toolkit for (very) Beginners of Japanese with MP3 Sound Files of all the Japanese


Total beginners and "eternal" beginners. Are you struggling with hiragana? Know all the kana but need to improve your reading comprehension? Our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha beginner's bundle of digital books and resources will not only help you with those but also Japanese grammar, vocabulary, kanji, and listening comprehension.

If you have never studied a lick of Japanese, this is for you. If you feel like you are an "eternal beginner," this is for you. If you are studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N5, this bundle is also for you.

Japanese reading practice for beginners

In addition to foundational topics, Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha also contains dozens of short stories to practice reading hiragana and even simple kanji.


Get 15 eBooks and resource packs for one low price and all with sound files.  Pay once and get lifetime updates including updates and supplementary material.



  1. Introduction to Japanese [Exclusive to this bundle]
  2. Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese *
  3. Hiragana Worksheets [Exclusive to this bundle]
  4. Katakana, the Basics of Japanese
  5. 100 Grammar Points
  6. 100 Essential Kanji 
  7. Inazuma 1: About Japanese Pronouns
  8. Frank & the Obaasan Volume 1 [a beginning reader]
  9. Frank & the Obaasan Volume 2 [a beginning reader] 
  10. 101 Japanese Set Phrases & Power Words [Now includes Anki flashcard deck]
  11. Yonde Miyo~ Volume 1 
  12. Yonde Miyo~ Volume 2  
  13. Yonde Miyo~ Volume 3  
  14. Yonde Miyo~ Volume 4 NEW!
  15. MakotoMagazine #1*
  16. MakotoMagazine #19*
  17. Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases

     * All of the above are exclusive to this bundle except the two MakotoMagazine issues (which are also found in the value bundles Volume 1 and Volume 4) and The Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese book (which is also in our Japanese Reader Collection). The Frank and the Obaasan series is also found in its own, but this is the best value overall. All other titles and worksheets are only found here.


    All titles include sound files!


    For beginners of Japanese--even (especially) those just starting out


    Once you learn hiragana, next comes practice, and this bundle includes tons of fun practice. We call these stories "Yonde Miyou" which means "try to read" or "let's read."

    Each story or essay is short and interesting. No Dick and Jane or boring fluff. Read about common (and funny) mistakes foreigners make in Japan or Japanese. Learn about unusual aspects of Japanese culture.

    Each story is presented three times. Once in hiragana only with spaces. Once in full Japanese but with furigana over every kanji. And lastly, the story is presented again without furigana. Oh, and every word and grammatical pattern is defined and explained.

     There are over two dozen of these stories. And that's just one section of Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha!



    The name is a play on two English words plus the Japanese word for “beginner”. ベリー beri- sounds like “very” and “berry” and 初心者 shoshinsha means “beginner” in Japanese (see the breakdown of that word below). 

    So, ベリーベリー初心者  (beri- beri- shoshinsha)  can mean “very very beginners” or “berry berry beginners.” The name isn’t particularly meaningful, but it is cute and we like it. :)


    Buy this bundle now, Pay once and get lifetime updates including future contents and supplementary material.


    Not a beginner? Check out our Japanese Reader Collection


    1. Print Versions are Available! (Not included in this digital-only bundle)
    2. Click here for the print versions - Clay and Yumi's Paperbacks
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 122 reviews
    Marilyn Graulau (The Bronx, US)
    So Much for So Little

    I love Beri Beri Shoshinsha! One gets so much material; perfect for beginners like me. The variety of materials cover all aspects of learning
    (writing systems, reading, culture, etc.,) and even includes an Anki deck. I'm so glad to have discovered The Japan Shop. As I progress, I know where I will be getting the resources I will need and want.

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Beri Beri Shoshinsha has been helpful. If you have any questions as you go through the material, we are here to help! Just ask. Thank you and have fun with Japanese!

    Anonymous (Bucharest, RO)

    I have a Japanese friend who looked over them and he was amazed as well.

    That's great! I'm thrilled to hear you are enjoying Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha. Let me know if you have any questions. We'll add more to it soon!


    The worksheets are super helpful for practicing writing and the information is easy to follow. I don’t feel overwhelmed with this.

    James S.
    Great Value!

    So much info in this package! The printable practice sheets for Hiragana and Katakana are worth the package purchase price by themselves, the practice sheets that I found elsewhere cost more than the entire Beri Beri bundle did. Great stuff!

    Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you're enjoying it! I'll add more worksheets to the bundle in the near future.

    M.J. (London, GB)
    Great structure with full explanations

    Every sentence is broken down and explained in easy steps that helps the reader understand the structure of Japanese, something I have found to be missing from other media.
    The included worksheets and flash cards means you always have a source available instead of having to scour the internet for them.
    You can feel the passion that Clay and Yumi have for the Japanese language in the materials and it helps to keep you progressing.

    Thank you for your review! We're so glad you found our Beri-Beri-Shoshinsha useful. If you have any questions or suggestions for future content for that bundle, please let me know. All updates are free!