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

$ 20.00 $ 64.87 -70% OFF

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

$ 20.00 $ 64.87 -70% OFF

NOTE: This 13-book self-paced learning Japanese study guide (+ Worksheets) is ON SALE + FREE Lifetime updates! For just one-time payment only, 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.

Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha is more sequential and has a suggested path for studying and 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


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 13 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. Hiragana Readers Yondemiyo hiragana and N5 kanji readers [35 are available now--many more to come soon!] NEW!
  12. Makoto #1*
  13. Makoto #19*
  14. Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases

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


    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

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 110 reviews
    D.B. (Phoenix, US)
    Good but with Issues

    This will be an evolving review as I've just purchased the product. I've only started on the Kana book. This review starts with the Anki flash cards. I like how they're laid out. The combination of knowledge tested work well for me. My only issue -- and the reason for me writing anything at this point -- is that the deck does not work well with AnkiMobile which is my preferred way to do flash cards. Many of the cards are missing the audio file or kana image. I am pointing at the anki deck because other decks with digital embedded in them function fine on the iOS app.

    Thank you for your feedback! I'll take a look at the kana Anki deck tomorrow. It was one of the first Anki decks we made so it may have some issues. Hopefully, we can make it more useful for you! I'll get back to you soon.

    Allie (Ashburn, US)
    Easy to follow and understand

    This bundle is perfect for absolute beginners. It's thorough without being wordy, giving you exactly enough information to understand the concepts without overloading you with information. That way you can dip your toes in the language without getting overwhelmed. Plus Frank and the Obasaan is such a cute and clever reader and it makes me smile. I love it. I've learned so much already.

    Awesome! I'm glad you liked it and that it helped you. I'm also thrilled you like Frank. We will have to write another 'season' of his adventures. :)

    Djenane (League City, US)
    Really really good

    I have been with The Japanese Page and The Japan Shop for a little over a year, and the products and customer service are always excellent. I got this because there are so many ways of saying the same thing, and you find something new every time. It's easy to follow, Yumi's voice is soft and clear. It is also good for reviewing and keeping things you know fresh in mind. You always get way more for what you pay.
    Thanks for the hard work!!!

    Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it and thank you for your kind words :)

    Manuel Menzel (Düsseldorf, DE)
    Great Product!

    This package to start to learn japanese seems overall very prefect to me. Its content is far more than I expected. It is fun to study japanese with this one as there are also solutions for quizzes and practices (there are to be many textbooks that do not have the solutions). Big recommendation!!!

    Thank you so much! I'm glad to hear you like the content. We'll add more quizzes and crosswords soon (thanks for reminding me!)

    Louise (Redruth, GB)
    Fantastic resources that have invigorated my Japanese-learning

    An excellent blend of stories, explanations and practice materials that are easy to download after purchase and simple to print on demand. I've been using the stories with running-gloss to improve my reading and have found them very helpful. And I've just started looking at the 'first Japanese sentences' which are like a grammar-lesson made-relevant...and fun. Definately more engaging than a big thick book, and amazing value for money. If you're wondering whether to buy!

    Thank you so much! I'm thrilled to hear you are enjoying the material. Keep at it and let us know if you have any questions!