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 http://www.nyx.net/~cbrown/mangajin/mangajin_toc.html)
|Japanese Hotels: The Inns and outs
· Breakfast in America, Japanese style?
|Politicians and Bureaucrats couldn't help the Japanese rice farmer this year.|
|10||Japanese Hotels: the Inns and Outs|
|From capsule hotels to love hotels to temple lodgings, Japan offers accomodations to suit every need and every budget.|
|22||Using Mangajin in Class|
|Mangajin is finding its way into a variety of classrooms in the US and Japan.|
|24||Results of the 1993 Babel Translation Contest|
|The winning entry, along with a judge's comments.|
|The readers write.|
|The sale of salt in Japan has been privatized and packaging has taken on a bit more flavor.|
|14||A Tast of Culture by Elizabeth Andoh|
|Some American hotels make an effort, but there is more to a Japanese-style breakfast than just fish and rice.|
|Lois Peak's Learning to Go to School in Japan examines the transition from the indulgence of childhood at home to the constraints of school life.|
|28||Basic Japanese: Maitta|
|If you give up, if you're in a fix, if you're at a loss -- here's a word for you.|
|82||Mangajin · Mono|
|Get your holiday cheer here!|
|26||Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson|
|34||Selected Works of Ishii Hisaichi · いしいひさいち選集|
|36||Garcia-kun · ガルシアくん, by Takeuchi Akira|
|38||Sarai-kun · サライくん, by Nishimura So|
|40||Obatarian · オバタリアン, by Hotta Katsuhiko|
|42||After Zero · アフター0, by Okazaki Jiro|
|51||HOTEL (Part I) · by Ishinomori Shotaro|