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
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS -- A GORGEOUS NEW BOOK PACKED WITH IDEAS TO INSPIRE PAPERCRAFTERS EVERYWHERE!
Snowflakes, Sunbursts, and Stars is a stunning new book showcasing origami, kirigami, and quilling – and the amazing things you can create using these three popular crafts and your imagination!
In this “beautifully designed”* four-color volume, authors Ayako Brodek and Shannon Voigt show readers 75 different designs and explain how to turn them into gifts, home decorations, and wrappings that add a personal and very special touch to the holidays.
Snowflakes, Sunbursts, and Stars is already getting raves from reviewers and bloggers, including Dana Hinders* on Origami.About.com: “I absolutely adore this book. . . . there’s something to excite almost every paper crafting enthusiast.. . . a great way to expand your creative horizons.”
Find out what all the excitement is about! And don’t forget Ayako Brodek’s Origami Jewelry.
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