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状況別の日本語会話表現集 Japanese for All Occasions

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Author: Taeko Kamiya
Publisher: Kodansha USA (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
Summary:
Japanese for All Occasions explains how Japanese conversation is carried out in different social settings, with attention to the speech styles used. From casual to honorific, each style has its own level of politeness and rules of word formation. With this book, intermediate-level students will learn how to speak in ways that are appropriate to a variety of situations, from informal chats with friends and colleagues to conversations involving professors, company presidents, and others of high social standing. It comes complete with audio for all the example sentences and dialogues, making it an ideal resource not only for understanding grammar but also for honing one's listening skills.
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Japanese For Busy People Vol.1 (Romanized Version)

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Author: Association For Japanese-Language Teaching (Ajalt)
Publisher: Kodansha International (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 269 pages
Summary:
The book's 25 lessons have been organized into 11 units, each dealing with a specific theme.
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Japanese For Busy People Vol. 1 (Kana Version)

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Author: Association For Japanese-Language Teaching (Ajalt)
Publisher: Kodansha International (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 271 pages
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The book's 25 lessons have been organized into 11 units, each dealing with a specific theme.
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Japanese For Busy People Vol. 3 (Kana Version)

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Author: Ajalt, Kodansha Ltd, Kodansha International
Publisher: Kodansha International (1997)
Binding: Paperback, 296 pages
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Volume 3 comprises five study units, each of which covering a specific topic of study. Students will gradually get acquainted with the Japanese society, while studying the vocabulary and syntax required for more advanced levels. They will also learn the appropriate expressions and words that are essential for day-to-day interactions with people in Japan.
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Japanese For Busy People Vol. 2 Workbook

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Author: Ajalt, Kodansha International
Publisher: Kodansha International (1996)
Binding: Paperback, 288 pages
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Like the JBPI, the book's lessons are organized into 5 units, each of which covering a specific topic. They will help expand the student's breadth of conversation with increasingly more complex subject matters.
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Japanese For Busy People Vol. 2

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Author: Ajalt, Kodansha, Association for Japanese Language Teachi
Publisher: Kodansha International (1995)
Binding: Paperback, 288 pages
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Like the JBPI, the book's lessons are organized into 5 units, each of which covering a specific topic. They will help expand the student's breadth of conversation with increasingly more complex subject matters.
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Japanese For Busy People Vol. 1

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Author: AJALT
Publisher: Kodansha USA (1995)
Binding: Paperback, 232 pages
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The book's 25 lessons have been organized into 11 units, each dealing with a specific theme.
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Japanese For Busy People Vol. 2 (Kana Version)

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Author: Ajalt, Association for Japanese Language Teachi
Publisher: Kodansha International (1996)
Binding: Paperback, 288 pages
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Like the JBPI, the book's lessons are organized into 5 units, each of which covering a specific topic. They will help expand the student's breadth of conversation with increasingly more complex subject matters.
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Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don't Tell You (Power Japanese Series) (Kodansha's Children's Classics)

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Author: Jay Rubin
Publisher: Kodansha USA (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Summary:
Making Sense of Japanese is the fruit of one foolhardy American's thirty-year struggle to learn and teach the Language of the Infinite. Previously known as Gone Fishin', this book has brought Jay Rubin more feedback than any of his literary translations or scholarly tomes, "even if," he says, "you discount the hate mail from spin-casters and the stray gill-netter." To convey his conviction that "the Japanese language is not vague," Rubin has dared to explain how some of the most challenging Japanese grammatical forms work in terms of everyday English. Reached recently at a recuperative center in the hills north of Kyoto, Rubin declared, "I'm still pretty sure that Japanese is not vague. Or at least, it's not as vague as it used to be. Probably." The notorious "subjectless sentence" of Japanese comes under close scrutiny in Part One. A sentence can't be a sentence without a subject, so even in cases where the subject seems to be lost or hiding, the author provides the tools to help you find it. Some attention is paid as well to the rest of the sentence, known technically to grammarians as "the rest of the sentence." Part Two tackles a number of expressions that have baffled students of Japanese over the decades, and concludes with Rubin's patented technique of analyzing upside-down Japanese sentences right-side up, which, he claims, is "far more restful" than the traditional way, inside-out. "The scholar," according to the great Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume, is "one who specializes in making the comprehensible incomprehensible." Despite his best scholarly efforts, Rubin seems to have done just the opposite. Previously published in the Power Japanese series under the same title and originally as Gone Fishin' in the same series.
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Japanese for Professional

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Author: AJALT
Publisher: Kodansha USA (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
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A new course in business Japanese from the authors of the bestselling Japanese for Busy People series. The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), renowned for its Japanese for Busy People series, has developed a comprehensive course for students who need to use Japanese in a business environment. Japanese for Professionals is a serious and detailed manual of the language of trade, commerce, and government, aimed at intermediate students who work with Japanese on a daily basis. Thirteen lessons introduce common business situations—first-time meetings, directing subordinates client negotiations with key sentences, and a dialogue to illustrate how Japanese is used in a business context. Precise definitions for all new vocabulary and lucid explanations of grammar, idioms, and cultural differences provide the reader with powerful communication tools for the office. Exercises and quizzes have been included to help students check their progress, and four lessons have been set aside for review. Busy professionals will find the bilingual glossaries a useful reference even after completing all the lessons in this clear and extremely helpful textbook. FEATURES: * Emphasis on how to communicate with Japanese colleagues and clients * All elements of working Japanese, from using the telephone to directing subordinates, presented in thirteen systematic and fully structured lessons * Focuses on authentic spoken Japanese through dialogues based on real-life business situations * 165 Essential Expressions classified into 50 business functions that can be used by all busy professionals * Detailed analysis in English of all phrases and expressions introduced in this text * Challenging exercises and quizzes that actually reinforce language acquisition * Four special chapters for comprehensive review and further practice * Three special chapters provide important background information about common Japanese business practices * Equally effective as part of a college course or for learners studying without formal tuition * Furigana (phonetic superscripts) added to all difficult kanji and two full bilingual glossaries
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