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
MORE FELT FRIENDS FROM JAPAN combines the joys of felting with the charm of Japanese “cute” – and will delight crafters and pop culture fans alike!
In More Felt Friends from Japan, author Naomi Tabatha presents 80 projects that are as engaging and satisfying to make as those in her popular first book, Felt Friends from Japan. Here are soft toys and dolls, adorable outfits in which to dress them, and a variety of useful and attractive accessories and decorative household items, all reflecting the retro style that Tabatha remembers from her childood in Japan in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Tabatha believes that the pleasure and sense of accomplishment that come with creating something youself are incomparable. And there’s nothing like seeing the look of happiness on the face of a recipient of a homemade gift to make you realize that the time and effort you’ve spent were well worth it!
“. . . the perfect little book to keep on your shelf if you love creating precious and imaginative kawaii dolls. Lovers of the first collection will not be disappointed.” – AllFreeSewing.com
“The instructions are clear and are followed up with great illustrations, plus there is a section in the back of the book that demonstrates stitches/techniques you will need to create your stuffie – making this a perfect book for beginners.” – StacySews.com