Japanese Learning and Culture Resources

GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese

by Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Yoko Sakane, Chikako Shinagawa

The first volume in a set of two which gives the first-time student of Japanese a solid grounding in all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - through 23 lessons. Packed with easy-to-understand grammar explanations, a variety of exercises full of illustrations, and scenes taken from everyday life, the lessons will have you enjoying those often tedious beginning stages and will enable you to acquire a well-balanced communication ability in elementary Japanese.



GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese

by Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Yoko Sakane, Chikako Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki

The second volume in a set of two which gives the first-time student of Japanese a solid grounding in all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - through 23 lessons. Packed with easy-to-understand grammar explanations, a variety of exercises full of illustrations, and scenes taken from everyday life, the lessons will have you enjoying those often tedious beginning stages and will enable you to acquire a well-balanced communication ability in elementary Japanese.



Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1

by Chieko Kano, Yuri Shimizu, Hiroko Takenaka and Eriko Ishii (Paperback - 1990)

The first volume in a set of two which teaches you the first 500 Basic Kanji that you need to learn. This book is a great accompaniment to any text as it focuses solely on teaching you Kanji and related vocabulary. The book functions as both a learning manual and a workbook, and the Kanji are split into 22 chapters so you can learn a set at a time. Each chapter contains both reading and writing exercises to ensure that you get plenty of practice as you learn the Kanji.



Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 2

by Chieko Kano, Yuri Shimizu, Hiroko Takenaka and Eriko Ishii (Paperback - 1991)

The second volume in a set of two which teaches you the first 500 Basic Kanji that you need to learn. This book is a great accompaniment to any text as it focuses solely on teaching you Kanji and related vocabulary. The book functions as both a learning manual and a workbook, and the Kanji are split into 22 chapters so you can learn a set at a time. Each chapter contains both reading and writing exercises to ensure that you get plenty of practice as you learn the Kanji.



Hiragana Times

A monthly bilingual magazine published in Japan since 1986. All articles are written in both English and Japanese, with furigana provided for all kanji. Hiragana Times features articles that introduce the cultural side of Japan, regular columns include "My Embarrassing Language Mistakes," "Japan Watching," "Japan in the World" and "Japanese History Makers". The magazine is available in both printed format and pdf download, audio of selected articles is available for subscribers for download each month making this the ideal study companion.