Mangajin 28

$ 9.99

Mangajin 28

$ 9.99

PLEASE NOTE: Mangajin ceased publication in 1998. These back issues may be new or used, but they will not be pristine. A few are still in sealed bags (for mailing), but even those are unlikely to be pristine due to shelf-wear and the amount of time passed. Please consider these as learning tools to be used rather than for collecting. That being said, if condition is important to you, please contact us with specific issues and we'll send you photos of the actual items.


Mangajin was a wonderful magazine for learners of Japanese. Each issue somehow had something for every level, but we recommend them most for upper beginners. 

Those interested in translation will love how Mangajin breaks down the manga it presents, explaining grammar, vocabulary, and cultural references with ease.

The cover image above is for this particular issue. The sample pages inside may or may not be from this exact issue. See below for a table of contents (retrieved from


Japan's yen to vend:
Vending Machines
· Rising Sun,
the movie
· 自動販売機(じどうはんばいき)
FEATURES 特集 tokushu
7 Political Cartoon
A political earthquake strikes Nagata-cho.
8 The Vending Machine Phenomenon
Why are there so many vending machines in Japan? We examine the phenomenon and show examples of some of the more exotic machines.
22 The Overseas Public Relations Division
The Japanese government moves beyond the Kabuki and tea ceremony in communicating Japan to the outside world.
24 Rising Sun: the movie
Not a bad movie, but not quite like the book.


DEPARTMENTS 連載/コラム rensai / koramu
4 Letters    The readers write.
5 Announcements & Events    Japan-America happenings calendar.
14 A Tast of Culture: Elizabeth Andoh    The seasons are important, even at mealtime.
18 Book Reviews    Japan Tracel Bureau's pocket guides; Komikku Nichi-Bei Masatsu ("Comic Japan-US Friction"), Japanese Business Etiquette, and Made in Japan.
28 Computer Corner    Four Japanese word processing options for PCs--all under $100!
34 Basic Japanese: Abunai!
The word means "dangerous," but the usage in Japanese covers more ground.
88 Vocabulary Summary
90 Mangajin · Mono    More stuff for study and fun.
94 Classifieds


MANGA 漫画 manga
31 The Far Side, by Gary Larson
32 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
40 Furiten-kun · フリテンくん, by Ueda Masashi
44 Tanaka-kun · 田中くん, by Tanaka Hiroshi
46 Beranmei Tochan · べらんめい父ちゃん, by Tachibanaya Kikutaro
48 Katsu-Shika Q · 葛飾Q, by Tomisawa Chinatsu
65 Kacho Shima Kosaku · 課長島耕作, by Hirokane Kenshi