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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.