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.
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Special Feature: New Religions · Review Of Nisus Writer 4.0 · Learning Japanese The Fun Way
New Religions in Japan: Seeking the Way
Charismatic leaders, tightkit communities, and the promise of health, wealth, and happiness, are attracting millions of Japanese into the new religions. Ann Saphir investigates their appeal, and comes close to joining one herself.
Book Review: Summer Study Fun
Ginny Skord Waters reviews two recent products that claim to take the starch out of study: Do-It-Yourself Japanese Through Comics and Sing Japanese.
Taiyaku: 50 Years Later, the War Ends for Yokoyama Ryuichi
The US government finally pays the 85-year-old creator of Fuku-chan for using his comic strip during World War II without his permission.
rensai / koramu
Letters & Bloopers
Brand News (Innovative uses of the Japanese Language)
If office supplies could talk, what would they say?
Iridescent words raise hackles at home and abroad.
On the Bookshelf
Recently released books about Japan.
Nisus Writer 4.0 Multilingual Word Processer does everything but the dishes.
Basic Japanese: Commands, Part 2
When used right, abrupt commands get immediate results.
Translator Editor Wayne Lammers delves further into the mysteries of the particle ni.
Garfield, by Jim Davis
Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
OL Shinkaron · OL進化論, by Akizuki Risu
Kono Hito ni Kakero · この女に賭けろ, by Shu Ryoka & Yumeno Kazuko
Living Game · りびんぐげーむ, by Hoshisato Mochiru
Ningen Kosaten · 人間交差点, by Yajima Masao & Hirokane Kenshi