Mangajin 29 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 29 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 29 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 29 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 29 - The Japan Shop
Mangajin 29 - The Japan Shop

Mangajin 29

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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


Japanese Software Special
what's available in the US
· Kacho Shima Kosaku
does Kyoto
FEATURES 特集 tokushu
9 Political Cartoon
Newly elected Prime Minister Hosokawa seems to be having problems pruning the mighty oak left behind by the LDP.
11 Software Special
No more excuses! It's time to teach your computer Japanese. Douglas Horn examines the current Mac vs. PC options and provides a summary of Japanese application software available in the US.
42 Interview with Takeuchi Akira, creator of Garcia-kun
Manga artist Takeuchi Akira has created somthing of a stir with his new series about a foreign laborer (外人労働者, gaijin rodosha) in Japan.


DEPARTMENTS 連載/コラム rensai / koramu
4 Letters & Bloopers
The readers write.
7 Brand News
Quick pickling.
16 A Tast of Culture: Elizabeth Andoh    Japanese kitchen utensils are as distinctive as Japanese cooking.
20 Book Review    Sakaiya Taichi's What Is Japan? (English translation of a Japanese best seller) is a prime example of the popular Nihon-ron ("theories about Japan") genre.
32 Basic Japanese: Stylized Kanji
Most kanji characters are actually highly stylized pictures. In graphic arts, however, the process can go backward, and kanji are altered to take on the shape of the objects they represent. Mangajin presents a selection of these "visual puns."
88 Vocabulary Summary
90 Mangajin · Mono
More stuff for study and fun.
94 Classifieds


MANGA 漫画 manga
28 Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
30 The Far Side, by Gary Larson
38 Tanaka-kun · 田中くん, by Tanaka Hiroshi
40 OL Shinkaron · OL進化論, by Akizuki Risu
42 Garcia-kun · ガルシアくん, by Takeuchi Akira
52 Sanshiro no Koi · 三四郎の恋, by Maekawa Tsukasa
63 Kacho Shima Kosaku · 課長島耕作(Part II), by Hirokane Kenshi

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Excellent ro start your learning experience!

A must read to pick up on the correct way to pronounce and write hiragana with tips for easy memory work and follow up. Greatly recommended!

Excellent listening practice

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