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Now in ebook format! The Adventures in Japanese Dictionary is a convenient reference for users of this popular series, as well as for anyone learning Japanese. Covering Volumes 1 through 4 of the series, it contains Japanese-English and English-... Read More »

2nd Ed
The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 1 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations... Read More »
101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka

Edited and translated by Kozue Uzawa, Amelia Fielden

Winner of the 2007 Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, Ferris Wheel delivers the world of modern Japanese tanka to Western readers. Astonishingly complex imagery and emotions condensed into 31 syllables... Read More »

The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 Teacher’s Handbook offers teachers additional course materials and resources for the Volume 3 textbook, workbook, and audio CDs. The handbook provides teachers with overhead materials that explain vocabulary,... Read More »

by Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo, Michael Muronaka (Illustrator), Emiko Kaylor (Illustrator)

In Volume 3 of Adventures in Japanese, students experience Japan from the point of view of a young traveler. Ken, the central character throughout Adventures in Japanese, arrives in Tokyo and is greeted by his Japanese host family. Students will... Read More »
Blind Musician of Japan
Second Edition

by Susan Matisoff

Who was Semimaru? Whether he was a blind wandering lute player or a beggar who was once a prince, Semimaru's legend has inspired many of Japan's literary giants for over a thousand years. From origins in the Golden Age of classical Japan, the story... Read More »

by Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui

An indispensable reference tool for beginning-level students of Japanese, A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar offers a new approach to the interpretation of Japanese grammar and provides a convenient dictionary of grammar-related expressions. The... Read More »

by Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui

To advance beyond beginning-level Japanese, students must develop an understanding of complex sentence structures for reading authentic texts, a mastery of conjunctions and transitional phrases for coherent sentence production, and a familiarity... Read More »

A widely used beginning Japanese language text for college and adult learners. Provides clear and organized explanations of basic vocabulary, grammar, and sentence patterns.

by Chieko Kano, et al.

This popular and well-reviewed textbook is the ideal reference for students of Japanese who seek a firm foundational knowledge of the most important kanji for daily use. Volume 2 teaches approximately 250 of the most useful kanji, organized... Read More »

This widely praised three-volume series, written for learners with no previous knowledge of Japanese, develops everyday communicative skills as well as an accurate and deep understanding of the Japanese language. The series provides a comprehensive... Read More »

This widely praised three-volume series, written for learners with no previous knowledge of Japanese, develops everyday communicative skills as well as an accurate and deep understanding of the Japanese language. The series provides a comprehensive... Read More »
Selected Tanka from Midaregami

by Akiko Yosano
Translated by Sanford Goldstein, Seishi Shinoda

First published in 1901, Akiko Yosano’s Tangled Hair had a sensational impact on Japanese literature, reshaping the tanka into a modern poetic form. In this revised edition, her poems appear in their original Japanese, in romanized transliterations... Read More »

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