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Reading Japanese with a Smile: Nine Stories from a Japanese Weekly Magazine for Intermediate Learners

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Author: Tom Gally
Publisher: Japan & Stuff Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 184 pages
Summary:
"Learning to read Japanese is a little like running a marathon: it is a long, drawn out process, and it can get a little boring along the way. What we learners of Japanese need is a little fun now and then, something that brings a smile to our faces. As luck would have it, this book does just that. This magic trick is accomplished by the book’s nine curious stories. Taken from the weekly magazine ""Shukan Asahi,"" these stories, while true to life, verge on the hard to believe, and that’s what evokes the magic element of fun. But that’s not all. Each story is accompanied by a translation, faithfully done and easy to follow. Then, sentence by sentence, follows a short gloss of each word and phrase, a reverse derivation of each declined verb and adjective, detailed notes on vocabulary and grammar, and information and commentary on the cultural background. All of these aids can be accessed easily when needed. ""Reading Japanese with a Smile: Nine Stories from a Japanese Weekly Magazine for Intermediate Learners"" represents the best of two worlds -- stories that are both fully annotated and enjoyable to read. Eight of the nine stories were first published under the title “Strange but True” in 1997. ** Nine stories from the ""Shukan Asahi"" ** All true to life, but all a little wacky ** Full translations, notes, and commentary "
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Read and Speak Japanese for Beginners (Book + Audio CD)

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Author: Jane Wightwick, Helen Bagley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Summary:
"Extraordinarily accessible and highly effective, Read and Speak Languages for Beginners guides make it easier than ever for English-speaking language learners to master the basics of three particularly difficult languages--Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. Using a variety of ingenious educational tools that instruct as they entertain, these unique beginners' guides help learners conquer the difficulties presented by script as they master basic conversational sentence structures. Ideal for tourists and business travelers, the books are organized around the seven key areas of everyday life--names and nationality; naming objects; positions and places; describing possessions; appearances; family; and jobs and workplaces--and feature: * Clear explanations of how basic phrases are used for practical communication * Entertaining activities, games, and puzzles * Illustrated flash cards that help in the memorization of key phrases * A 60-minute CD, featuring speaking and listening exercises and audio games "
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Power Japanese

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Publisher: Transparent Language, Inc.
Operating System: Windows 98
Price: $49.99
Summary:
Using multiple techniques, including innovative screen design, careful selection and presentation of materials, native speaker pronunciation, interactive drills and games, animated dialogs, and much more, Power Japanese provides a vibrant learning environment that maintains your focus on the information at hand and helps you retain what you have learned.
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Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary

Author: Gillian Hall, Jonathan Bunt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Binding: Paperback, 480pages
Summary:
The Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary is a brand new guide to learning Japanese. Designed specifically for English-speaking adult learners who are either learning from scratch or refreshing lost language skills, it offers an easy to use dictionary, extra help with vocabulary, and essential information on living and interacting in the Japanese-speaking world. The dictionary is exceptionally easy to use, because it moves away from the traditional dictionary layout. All main translations are preceded by an equals sign so that they are instantly identifiable, and all parts of the entry are spelt out in full, avoiding confusing jargon and abbreviations. Grammar and usage notes throughout the text warn of possible translation pitfalls, and thousands of example phrases show how the language is used in context. The 30-page Learning and Lifestyle kit gives key information on both the Japanese language, with a list of the words you really need to know, grammar help, and verb tables, and on life in the Japanese-speaking world: background information on lifestyle and culture, tips on etiquette and interaction in the language, and a phrasefinder for use when travelling. The Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary is your essential companion to learning Japanese.
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Obento Deluxe Student Book

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Author: Kyoto Kusumoto, Sue Xouris, Peter Williams
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 220 pages
Summary:
Obento Deluxe is the new, revised edition of the first level, formerly called Obentoo 1. In this revised edition, sections are uniquely designed to correspond to the variety of dishes one would find in an obentoo (lunchbox). For example, the Teeburu manaa (table manners) section introduces students to important and interesting information about Japanese culture, while Gohan to okazu (rice and side dishes) show how words and sentences fit together and how they are used. In Obento Deluxe, students will learn everyday greetings, how to ask and respond to questions about where they are from, talk about their hobbies, etc. This level is split into 12 chapters and includes grammar notes, as well as Japanese-English/English-Japanese wordlists.
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NTC's Dictionary of Japan's Cultural Code Words

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: National Textbook Company (1994)
Binding: Hardcover, 394 pages
Summary:
Japanologist Boye Lafayetette De Mente discusses the change of psychology of the social and political system that evolved over the centuries.
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NTCs Basic Japanese Level 2, Student Edition

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Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill (1993)
Binding: Hardcover, 336 pages
Summary:
NTC’s Basic Japanese, Level 2 (William) extends students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Through open-ended exercises, students learn to express their thoughts and opinions in Japanese. Hiragana and katakana are continually reviewed to help your students master the syllabaries gradually and completely. This text is hardcover, 7½” × 10”, and 160 pages in length.
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NTC's Basic Japanese Level 1, Student Edition

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Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (1992)
Binding: Hardcover, 360 pages
Summary:
"NTC’s Basic Japanese, Level 1 (William) encourages your students to use Japanese from the beginning as they learn to talk about themselves and the world around them. Hiragana and katakana are gradually introduced and a number of kanji are introduced for recognition only. Useful reference includes a vocabulary checklist, a kanji checklist, and complete hiragana and katakana charts. Each level offers materials for a full year of study to develop and reinforce listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This book is hardcover, 7½”×10”, and 360 pages in length."
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Mirai, Stage 6 Teacher's Book, 1st Edition

Author: Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Ikuo Kawakami, Setsuko Taniguchi
Publisher: Cheng and Tsui
Binding: Paperback, 109pages
Summary:
"The Mirai, Stage 6 Teacher’s Book offers ideas for interactive classroom activities as well as informative pedagogical assistance. Each unit in the Teacher’s Book corresponds to the Course Book and offers support material for the Activity Book. This revised, second edition offers in each unit suggestions for sequencing lessons, listening texts, flashcards, further group activities, answers to the Activity Book puzzles, helpful links to online resources, and sample tests. The perfect teaching aid for any classroom using the Mirai series! "
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Mirai, Stage 6 Course Book, 2nd Edition

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Author: Meg Evans
Publisher: Pearson Education (Australia)/Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, pages
Summary:
"The Mirai, Stage 6 Course Book is a new edition of Mirai 6, the well-regarded text for students of Japanese. Suitable for students who have already studied Japanese for three or four years, it is part of a complete six-stage Japanese series for secondary schools. the second of two textbooks designed for senior students. Written for a mixed-ability classroom, Mirai features clear explanations of language structures, idiomatic expressions and appropriate language use. Stage 6 focuses on communication in the everyday events of living in and traveling around Japan. Each of the four “parts” of the textbook, each with three units, begin with a “Learning Outcomes” section that helps to focus the lessons. Units include group and individual activities, study hints, information on Japan, kanji practice, vocabulary lists, and much more. Comics and games accompany learning along the way. Authentic and up-to-date photos and maps are also presented in context so that students gain an appreciation of Japanese culture as well as language. Knowledge of the grammatical structures and characters introduced in Mirai, Stages 1-5, is assumed. This new second edition offers special speaking exercises, takes into account worldwide technological changes, includes a greater range of text types, and contains more involved questions for reading passages and listening extracts. "
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