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Japanese for Travelers: The Indispensable Guide to Japan
Japanese for Travelers
The Indispensable Guide to Japan
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 4805310464
Japanese for Travelers is a useful resource for visitors making their way around Japan. Packed with expressions for everyday occasions, practical advice and cultural information, this handy book is a tool for the traveler who is out not only to survive, but succeed, while staying in Japan.
Japanese For All Occasions: The Right Word At The Right Time
Japanese For All Occasions
The Right Word At The Right Time
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804835993

This is a book of useful Japanese, offering everything you need to handle a wide variety of situations. Included is an additional chapter on writing letters and cards, featuring examples of New Year's cards, thank you notes, and formal letters.

No Title, Jap. Fiction
No Title, Jap. Fiction
by Missing
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 4061157000
Sanseido's New Concise English-japanese
Sanseido's New Concise English-japanese
Trade Paperback      SKU: 119905528x
Writing Japanese Katakana: An Introductory Japanese Language Workbook
Writing Japanese Katakana
An Introductory Japanese Language Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0804836213
This is an introductory guide and workbook to writing Japanese Katakana.

Anybody who is able to master English, with its irregular spellings and idiosyncratic pronunciations, is more than equipped to master written Japanese. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries are purely phonetic characters, which function much like the letters of the English alphabet. In this respect, kana are quite different from kanji characters, which are based on Chinese ideographs and which represent ideas. The katakana syllabary is used primarily to represent borrowed words (from languages other than Chinese), although it is also used for botanical names and is sometimes used in place of hiragana or kanji for emphasis. In some ways, the use of katakana in Japanese parallels the use of italics in English.

Writing practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese, and the large open format of this workbook is designed to invite the student to pick up a pencil and start writing. Written Japanese comprises two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana, and a set of kanji characters that are based on Chinese ideographs. This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate the quick and easy mastery of the 46-character katakana alphabet, making it the perfect tool to begin the process of mastering written Japanese. Each character is introduced with brushed, handwritten and typed samples that enhance character recognition. Extensive space for writing allows maximum practice to facilitate memorization and to ensure proper character formation. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of loan-words that use katakana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way. Writing Katakana is tailored to the specific needs of young students of the Japanese language, but is also well suited to beginning students of any age. This workbook contains:
  • grayed-out, trace-over characters for correct character construction.
  • Extensive practice in writing sentences for maximum reinforcement.
  • Supplementary explanations, including a brief history of the origin of each character, to foster visual recall.
Write Your Name in Kanji
Write Your Name in Kanji
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804833346
This book is intended to help you easily determine your Japanese name and learn the most suitable way to write it with Japanese Kanji.

Japan more than most countries, places an emphasis on harmoniously blending in with others. In fact, it has not one, but two proverbs similar to the Western, "When in Rome... " Go ni itte wa, go ni shigagae, or "Obey the customs of the village you enter;" and Deru kugi wa utareru, or "The nail that sticks up will be hammered." This suggests, then that the Westerner who manages to leap across the cultural chasm and adapt his or her name to the vernacular is taking the first step toward a happy and productive stay among the Japanese. Even though an English name might not have an equivalent Japanese name, Write Your Name in Kanji will help you understand what goes into selecting a name, and will present a number of choices so that you can pick the most appropriate characters to represent your own name in the Japanese language. In doing so, this book may even help give you a better understanding of your original English (or other) name.

As you will see with this Kanji book, you may consider several different Japanese equivalents for your name and select the most appropriate to your tastes and character. If you are not satisfied with the meaning carried by your original English name, chances are that you can find a name approximating it phonetically but containing a fabulous meaning that your English name lacks. You may decide to use one of the "attention-getting transcriptions" to amuse your friends or deliver such an unforgettable first impression that new business associates will never forget you. If you stick to the original meaning of your English name, you may also find a corresponding one in fascinating kanji. If you prefer a simple phonetic transcription, you can simply elect to render your name in its katakana or hiragana equivalent.

Once you've selected a name that appeals to you, you might even have it engraved into a hanko (a seal or stamp always required in lieu of a handwritten signature for official or business-related documents) and officially register it in Japan. You will be issued a certificate legitimizing your seal, and the characters it bears, as legally valid and binding on any official document you affix it to in Japan. This would certainly make an impression with your Japanese friends or associates
Japanese for Fun: A Practical Approach to Learning Japanese Quickly (Audio CD Included) [With CD]
Japanese for Fun
A Practical Approach to Learning Japanese Quickly (Audio CD Included) [With CD]
Paperback      ISBN: 4805308664
This is a concise guide to learning beginner Japanese and includes an accompanying audio CD

This pocket book is intended for people who want to learn the basics of the Japanese language quickly. Whenever you have a few minutes--waiting in a hotel lobby, riding on a train, or whatever--open this book and you can learn phrases you'll use again and again during your stay in Japan. The book is divided into twenty-one chapters, each covering a specific topic. Each chapter includes the following three sections:
  • Words & Expressions: This section introduces words and expressions needed in specific situations. Vocabulary is presented systematically for quick and easy understanding.
  • Expressions in Context: This shows how to use in context the words and expressions given in the preceding section. Gives you confidence in using new words in original sentences.
  • Additional Words & Expressions: This section enables you to create many new sentences using the patterns just learned. There's no need to memorize all the words or phrases presented here: concentrate on just those you want to use.

To use this book, start by reading the first three chapters of the book. These introduce many of the most commonly used words and phrases and familiarize you with the basic sentence structures. After Chapter 3, go straight to any chapter that interests you. If you want to know what to say on the phone, read Chapter 14: if you have to take a train, a few minutes with Chapter 6 should enable you to reach your destination quickly and conveniently. Although this book contains over three hundred carefully selected words and expressions, there is very little grammar included and there is no need for hours of rote memorization. All that is required is a few minutes of your time.

All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.
Tuttle Japanese Business Dictionary
Tuttle Japanese Business Dictionary
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 480530913x
Doing business in Japan can be a trying experience for both English and Japanese speakers, due in large part to the language barrier. The Japanese Business Dictionary contains 4,000 key terms that provide the essential vocabulary for clear and productive business discussions.

Each term is listed alphabetically, with the Romanized pronunciation (including the author's unique phonetic system to facilitate correct pronunciation even for those with no knowledge of the Japanese language) and the Japanese script, followed by its English explanation. Where appropriate, example sentences are also included to demonstrate the proper usage of the terms. The book also features useful information about Japanese business etiquette and common Japanese expressions.
The Practical English-Japanese Dictionary
The Practical English-Japanese Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0834801876
Misc
Misc
by Misc
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 4334731767