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Meet Dr. David Hall, author of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS, at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, CA!

July 2, 2014

Meet Dr. David Hall, author of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS, at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, CA! If you’re going to be in Southern California on Sunday, August 3, be sure to check out David Hall’s event at the Museum at 2:00 p.m. His talk on the martial arts will ... Read more

Have you recently purchased a copy of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE I Kana Version?

June 9, 2014

Have you recently purchased a copy of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE I Kana Version? Due to a technical problem, there were some minor errors in a recent reprinting of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLEI Kana Version.  Please click here to view the pages as they should appear. お詫びと訂正 『Japanese for Busy People 1 Kana Version』に、印刷ミスがありました。修正ページはこちらからダウンロードして頂けます。著者のAJALT様および読者の皆様にご迷惑をお掛けしましたことを深くお詫び申し上げます。   Read more

New App will make learning Japanese even easier for busy people.

May 9, 2014

New App will make learning Japanese even easier for busy people. Everyone has such a complicated, hectic life these days. There are so many things we want to do and explore, but who has the time to take on more commitments and responsibilities? Now, AJALT, the people who created the Japanese for Busy People program have come up ... Read more

UNESCO announced the addition of Traditional Japanese Cuisine (washoku) to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Dec. 19, 2013

On Dec. 4, 2013, UNESCO announced the addition of Traditional Japanese Cuisine (washoku) to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Intangible Cultural Heritage assets are communal cultural expressions that have been passed from one generation to another, and foster a sense of group identity and continuity. UESCO’s mission is to preserve these traditions for the future. Kodansha shares ... Read more

Take a much-needed break from holiday chores to join Dr. David Hall, author of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS

Nov. 26, 2013

Take a much-needed break from holiday chores to join Dr. David Hall, author of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS, for a fascinating and enlightening event at the Japan Society in NYC. On December 14, Dr. Hall will talk about samurai training methods and the martial arts schools which have kept these practices alive through the years; then ... Read more

The Japan Society in New York City will honor the late Donald Richie (1924-2013) with a special series of film screenings.

Oct. 4, 2013

The Japan Society in New York City will honor the late Donald Richie (1924-2013) with a special series of film screenings.  “Richie’s Fantastic Five: Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Ozu, Yanagimachi & Kore-eda” will begin on October 18 with Kurosawa’s High and Low, followed by one film a month from November through February. Donald Richie is the author of Kodansha ... Read more

Join the author of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS for a special event in San Francisco!

June 24, 2013

Join the author of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS for a special event in San Francisco! If you’re going to be in San Franciso on August 6, join David A. Hall, author of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS, for a fascinating and lively discussion at the Japan Society of Northern California (500 Washington St., 3rd ... Read more

Did your recently-purchased copy of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE 1 WORKBOOK come with a defective CD?

July 12, 2012

Did your recently-purchased copy of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE 1 WORKBOOK come with a defective CD? If you bought a copy of this title with ISBN# 978-1-56836-399-8 printed on the back, you received the wrong CD. The CD label is correct, but the disk’s content is not. Please contact us at info@kodansha-usa.com or    1-917-322-6200 to ... Read more

お詫びと交換のご案内 2012年度発行の「Japanese for Busy People 1 Workbook」(第1刷)をご購入頂いたお客様へ

July 12, 2012

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Have you recently purchased a copy of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE II?

March 21, 2012

Due to a technical problem, there were some minor errors in a recent reprinting of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE II (text). Please click here to view the pages as they should appear. Read more