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His Life and Works

by Janine Beichman

"Excellent...Anyone interested in Shiki should consult [this] by all means." -Burton Watson The first critical biography of Shiki in English, this book offers a complete portrait of the life and far-reaching influence of "the father of modern haiku... Read More »

by Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Setsuko Taniguchi, Miwa Groves-Moriwaki

The Mirai Stage 1 Activity Book gives students the chance to practice and apply what they’ve learned in the classroom. The Activity Book is designed to accompany the beginning-level Mirai Stage 1 Course Book and features katakana and kanji writing... Read More »
Selected Tanka from Midaregami

by Akiko Yosano
Translated by Sanford Goldstein, Seishi Shinoda

Akiko Yosano's Tangled Hair, published in 1901, had a sensational impact on Japanese literature, and we are pleased to make this highly praised translation (originally published 30 years ago) available once again in a revised Cheng & Tsui... Read More »

The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 3 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations... Read More »

by Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Ikuo Kawakami, Setsuko Taniguchi

The revised 2nd Edition of the Mirai Stage 6 Course Book is 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... Read More »

The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 2 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations... Read More »
An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing Since 1945

Edited by Howard Hibbett

Lovers of Japanese and Asian literature, rejoice! This superb survey of one of the most active and interesting literary scenes of the twentieth century is back in print. Contemporary Japanese Literature brings together works in translation from... Read More »

The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 Workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 4 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations... 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 »

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 »

In the Tsumiki 1 Student Book, students follow two main characters from Australia, Andrew and Mariana, as they learn Japanese. In Units 1-5 Andrew and Mariana communicate with Japanese students who are visiting their schools and homes, and in Unit 6... 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 »

The Tsumiki 1 Teacher Resource Book gives the teacher ideas on how to enhance the students’ learning of the Tsumiki 1 lessons and tasks. The book contains unit overviews, comprehensive lesson notes for each unit in the student book and workbook,... Read More »

Tsumiki 1 Workbook contains tasks that reinforce lessons learned in the student textbook. The tasks include Listening, Reading, Writing, Investigating, Calculating and Surveying. The fun activities, such as crosswords and puzzles, stress specific... Read More »

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... Read More »

by Ken Hutchinson

Obento offers an exciting, culturally based approach to study of the Japanese language. Discover how this innovative three-stage course for junior high school learners is setting new standards for the teaching of Japanese. The first two stages of... 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 »

This companion to the bestselling Japanese: the Spoken Language begins with the two kana syllabaries and introduces approximately 300 kanji, following the Spoken Language text lesson by lesson. Appropriate for classroom or self-study programs. Non-... Read More »

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