• Whisky Japan

    Whisky Japan

    • Dominic Roskrow

    A renowned authority reveals what makes Japanese whisky so special and sought-after by whisky connoisseurs around the world.   Gourmand World Cookbook Award-winner – Best Spirits Book   Japanese... Read more

  • New Tastes in Green Tea

    New Tastes in Green Tea

    • Mutsuko Tokunaga
    • Foreword by Jane Pettigrew
    • Translated by Yoko Toyozaki and Stuart Varnam-Atkin

    THE WINNER OF THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS in the category of the Best Book in Cooking with Wine, Beer or Spirits for Books New Tastes in Green Tea is an original cookbook that ushers an underappreciated... Read more

  • Vegetable Sushi Cookbook

    Vegetable Sushi Cookbook

    • Izumi Shoji

    Simple, healthy, and delicious vegetable sushi from Japan’s most popular vegetarian blogger.   The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook is the brainchild of Izumi Shoji, a hugely popular blogger in Japan, who shares her... Read more

  • Practical Japanese Cooking

    Practical Japanese Cooking

    • Shizuo Tsuji and Koichiro Hata
    • Foreword by David Bouley
    • Preface by Yoshiki Tsuji
    • Photographs by Yoshikatsu Saeki

    Sushi, yakitori, tempura, tofu, miso—the Japanese food explosion is here and many new and inviting dishes from Japan are finding their way into the Western heart and home. For far too long Japanese food has been treated... Read more

  • The Japanese Pottery Handbook

    The Japanese Pottery Handbook

    • Penny Simpson and Kanji Sodeoka
    • Illustrations by Lucy Kitto

    Beloved by potters and anyone interested in pottery, this practical, informative, and charming manual has been completely revised and redesigned for today’s readers.   The Japanese Pottery Handbook, first published... Read more

  • Advanced Stick Fighting

    Advanced Stick Fighting

    • Masaaki Hatsumi

    THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON STICK FIGHTING AVAILABLE, WRITTEN BY THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS NINJA GRANDMASTER 14.00   Bushidō, the way of the warrior, is deeply bound to the rich history of the... Read more

  • The Kodansha Kanji Usage Guide

    The Kodansha Kanji Usage Guide

    • Jack Halpern

    The Kodansha Kanji Usage Guide is a new type of reference work that enables learners to deepen their understanding of how kun homophones are used in contemporary Japanese. The first Japanese-English resource devoted... Read more

  • Wadaiko

    Wadaiko

    • The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT)

    From the authors of the best-selling Japanese for Busy People series comes an innovative, engaging new way to learn Japanese. Based on a teaching approach which has been used successfully in the classroom by AJALT in Japan,... Read more

  • Hi, Konnichiwa

    Hi, Konnichiwa

    • Yayoi Kusama

    Japanese painter, sculptor, writer, installation and performance artist Yayoi Kusama has been in the vanguard of contemporary art for sixty years. Best known for her use of patterns of dots (which she claims evolved from the... Read more

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Authors

Jack Halpern is the CEO of the CJK Dictionary Institute in Japan, which specializes in the compilation of CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) and Arabic lexical databases and is one of the world’s prime sources of CJK dictionaries. A lexicographer by profession, Halpern spent sixteen years compiling the New Japanese-English Character Dictionary published in the U.S. by NTC/McGraw-Hill in 1994. As a research fellow at Showa Women’s University in Tokyo, he was the editor-in-chief of several kanji dictionaries for learners, which have become standard reference works. Halpern has published over twenty books, including The Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary: Revised and Expanded and The Kodansha Kanji Dictionary as well as numerous articles. He has given over 600 public lectures on Japanese language and culture, and presented several dozen papers at international conferences. Jack Halpern has lived in Japan for over 30 years. He was born in Germany and lived in six countries including France, Brazil, and the U.S. An avid polyglot, he has studied fifteen languages (fluent in ten). - See more at: http://www.kodanshausa.com/books/9781568364087/#sthash.OqcK8Jan.dpuf

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AJALT, creators of WADAIKO: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS OF JAPANESE, has posted a charming and informative video on YouTube that explains the concept and structure of the book, and offers tips on how to use it most effectively.  Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUYbP_lBgUY

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WADAIKO: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS OF JAPANESE presents an innovative classroom approach to learning the language. Now, AJALT, the creators of WADAIKO, have posted a charming and informative video on YouTube, in which the authors discuss the concept and structure of the book, and offer tips on how to use it most effectively.

With many visuals from the book, accompanied by excerpts from the free CD that’s attached, they explain that through holistic exposure to its rhythms and sounds, learners will come to understand and appreciate the heart of the Japanese language.

The first part of WADAIKO is filled with fun word-play exercises, tongue-twisters, songs and jingles, and rhymes. Part II is about the Seasons, and features haiku, poems, and traditional songs that celebrate the beauty and variety of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter in Japan.

If you’re looking for an entertaining and interactive way to learn/progress in your Japanese studies, check out the video – and the book!!

  • Wadaiko

    List price: $19.95

    Wadaiko

    • The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT)

    From the authors of the best-selling Japanese for Busy People series comes an innovative, engaging new way to learn Japanese. Based on a teaching approach which has been used successfully in the classroom by AJALT in Japan,... Read more

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