Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic language family, whose relation to other language groups, particularly to Korean and the suggested Altaic language family, is debated.
Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu, Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their
READING AND WRITING IN JAPANESE FOR BEGINNERS. This book helps those who have just begun to learn Japanese enjoy their learning by offering some activities of reading and writing. Ref. number(s): JAP-014 (book).
SETTING UP & OPERATING A BUSINESS IN JAPAN. An American lawyer working in Tokyo has written this new, compact handbook that will give you all the information you need to get your business off the ground and keep it there. Packed with business tips, legal information, interviews with successful foreign business people, and insider perspectives on Japanese business practices, this book is essential for the entrepreneur. Ref. number(s): JAP-007 (book).
BANZAÏ. METHODE DE JAPONAIS. 2E EDITION. This second edition of Banzaï, enriched with new activities and audio files, will allow you, lesson after lesson, to acquire the basics of the current vocabulary and the essential notions of Japanese grammar and to review your knowledge on your own about everyday situations and Japanese culture. Ref. number(s): JAP-032 (book) - JAP-010 (audio).
PROMENADE MÉTHODE DE JAPONAIS. Divided into eight chapters, this method provides a learning Japanese, focused on the acquisition of everyday speech acts. Each unit consists of a dialogue of everyday life, a grammar presentation related to the concepts of unity, of enforcement activity and the vocabulary list addressed in the unit. Ref. number(s): JAP-031 (book).
BASIC KANJI BOOK, VOL. 1. Each lesson covers about 10 characters and begins with a section called "About the kanji" which gives interesting background on the kanji you are about to learn. Next comes writing and reading lessons for each kanji. Lastly, there is a longer reading section followed by a game or some quiz. Ref. number(s): JAP-025 (book).
BASIC KANJI BOOK, VOL. 2. Each lesson covers about 10 characters and begins with a section called "About the kanji" which gives interesting background on the kanji you are about to learn. Next comes writing and reading lessons for each kanji. Lastly, there is a longer reading section followed by a game or some quiz. Ref. number(s): JAP-024 (book).
READING COMPREHENSION WORKBOOK. Made in response to people calls for a reading comprehension text that can be used right from the start of learning Japanese, this book is expertly structured to gradually develop reading skills, beginning with simple, one-sentence reading exercises in the Warm-up section, to more advanced passages and tasks in the Main Text section. Ref. number(s): JAP-022 (book).
COURS DE JAPONAIS. Syllabic writing - ideograms (537 selected from the most varied) - morphology: verbal words and words quality, covering virtually all of the morphology of the modern language - syntax: essentially necessary to understand a simple text structures and composition proper Japanese. Ref. number(s): JAP-021 (book).
OFFICE JAPANESE. Business Japanese is rule orientated. Far more so, in fact, than the Japanese used homes and in conversations between friends. Word and expressions are strictly limited to certain situations, specific places. This book gives you an overview of all of that. Ref. number(s): JAP-012 (book).
JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE, THE WORKBOOK DRILLS FOR ORAL FLUENCY. This method is the perfect way to study Japanese when you have busy schedule. It gives you an efficient way of learning basic grammar and expressions appropriate to various situations. Ref. number(s): JAP-005 (book).
BUSINESS JAPANESE II, A SECOND GUIDE TO IMPROVED COMMUNICATION. Unlike the generalized approach of most Japanese textbooks, the aim of this book is to help the foreign business person meet his/her specific needs in everyday business situations in Japan. Ref. number(s): JAP-003 (book).