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Intermediate Japanese Your Pathway to Dynamic Language Acquisition

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Author: Lisa Berkson, Michael L. Kluemper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
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In the intermediate level of this highly-acclaimed new series, learners will continue to study Japanese through an engaging storyline which slowly unfolds over the arc of the text, keeping things interesting and adding the motivation needed to master new material. The emphasis in Intermediate Japanese is on real-life situations drawn from contemporary Japanese culture and authentic written, visual and oral materials embedded in the lessons. Available in both hardcover and paperback, Intermediate Japanese includes an accompanying audio disc, and free web-based multimedia resources with additional exercises. A separate Workbook is available with corresponding one-of-a-kind practice activities
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Japanese Kanji & Kana A Complete Guide to the Japanese Writing System

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Author: Mark Spahn, Wolfgang Hadamitzky
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 424 pages
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A new 21st-century edition of the widely acclaimed reference classic! Complete, compact and essential, this is the resource you need in order to use and master kanji. This new edition reflects the recent update by the Japanese government of the official Joyo kanji list. Joyo means "daily use," and these 2,136 kanji are the ones that every Japanese person learns in public education.
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The Key To Kanji: A Visual History of 1100 Characters

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Author: Noriko Kurosawa Williams
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 353 pages
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The Key to Kanji: A Visual History of 1100 Characters is a one-of-a-kind reference for learners at any level! Based in etymological research, this detailed guide takes away the difficulty of learning these Japanese characters. Each of eleven hundred essential kanji receives a fully illustrated entry with a brief English summary explaining the evolution of its written form and meaning from ancient to modern times. Each kanji is also given on- and kun- pronunciations, a section header in a traditional kanji dictionary, a clear stroke order illustration, and sample words that are useful for learners. The unusual breadth and depth of information in The Key to Kanji meets the needs of students and teachers in university, high school, and heritage language school programs, as well as independently studying adult learners.
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Remembering the Kanji 1: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters, 6th Edition

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Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 484 pages
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Updated to include the 196 new kanji approved by the Japanese governmentin 2010 as “general-use” kanji, the sixth edition of this popular textaims to provide students with a simple method for correlating thewriting and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to makethem both easy to remember. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief from the constant frustration of forgetting how to write the kanji, or for a way to systematize what he or she already knows.
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Intermediate Japanese Workbook

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Author: Lisa Berkson, Michael L. Kluemper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Summary:
In the intermediate level of this highly-acclaimed new series, learners will continue to study Japanese through an engaging storyline which slowly unfolds over the arc of the text, keeping things interesting and adding the motivation needed to master new material. The emphasis in Intermediate Japanese is on real-life situations drawn from contemporary Japanese culture and authentic written, visual and oral materials embedded in the lessons. Available in both hardcover and paperback, Intermediate Japanese includes an accompanying audio disc, and free web-based multimedia resources with additional exercises.
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Conversational Japanese: The Right Word At The Right Time

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Author: Anne Kaneko
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
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More than a phrase book, Conversational Japanese provides basic material for practical day-to-day communication. Through hundreds of example sentences and dialogs, as well as thorough explanations of the customs involved, learners will know what to say and do when meeting new people, reserving a hotel room, buying a train ticket, Offering a gift, and Writing email, business letters, cards and thank-you notes.
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Essential Japanese Grammar: A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Usage

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Author: Masahiro Tanimori, Eriko Sato Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 416 pages
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Essential Japanese Grammar is an indispensable reference for students of Japanese at all levels, as well as anyone seeking to brush up on the language. Providing clear, jargon-free explanations of how Japanese grammar works and offering hundreds of example sentences, it is an essential handbook for self-study or for the classroom and should be a valued resource for years to come.
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Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners: First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

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Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
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Japanese has 3 writing systems, all used together: hiragana, katakana and kanji. Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners helps newcomers learn how to use the first two systems' basic 92 characters to read, write and communicate. Memorable picture mnemonics connect each character to English words already familiar to you, which makes remembering easier.
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新・中級から上級への日本語

Author: 鎌田修 / ボイクマン総子 / 冨山佳子 / 山本真知子
Publisher: ジャパンタイムズ The Japan Times (2012)
Binding: 単行本 Paperback, 206pages
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上級レベルをめざす中級学習者のための教材として長く好評のテキスト『生きた素材で学ぶ中級から上級への日本語』の改訂版。今回、各ユニットの主作業「読んでみよう」の生教材を新たに選定。変化する時代を反映し、学習者が高い関心を持てるテーマと内容を備えた新しい「生きた素材」に全面刷新。「プロフィシェンシー」の考え方にもとづき、注意深く選択された適切な生教材を数多く読むと同時に、ディスカッションやレポートを通じて学習を深めることによって、総合的なコミュニケーション能力の向上をはかり、「中級」から「上級」への脱皮をめざす。
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初級 日本語[新装改訂版]下

Author: 東京外国語大学留学生日本語教育センター
Publisher: 凡人社 BONJINSHA (2010)
Binding: 単行本 Paperback, 248pages
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本書は、『初級日本語』(1990 年3 月刊)の内容をほぼ生かしながら、 『初級日本語れんしゅう』『初級日本語かいわ』から基本練習・応用練習を一部採り入れ、 さらに新しく「聞く練習」を加えて改訂、および、再構成したものです。 「文型」「語彙」「漢字」から「読み」「聞き」まで総合的に学べます。
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