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READ real Japanese Today! By choosing short stories, the intimidation factor is greatly reduced. Not only that, but we divide the story up into tiny, easy-to-swallow segments with complete explanations to give you confidence as you read real Japanese page by page.
Recommended for upper beginner to intermediate level students of Japanese.


BONUS! Get FREE sound files of the stories read by a native Japanese voice actress, one read at normal speed and one read slowly. Listen while reading. The link to the sound files is found on the last page.


NOW WITH QR CODES - While you can still download the sound files with the link on the last page, we are also including handy QR codes for both the slow and normal speed recordings of the stories. Simply scan the code with the camera of your phone and the audio will begin playing in seconds.


EXTRA BONUS! Included with the sound files, are PDFs of all the vocabulary and grammar points. Feel free to print these out to use while reading.


Now with Furigana! All our readers now have furigana in both the paperback and eBook versions. Furigana is the small hiragana over the kanji--most devices support this new feature. (The Japanese only section has no furigana so you can practice reading the story again in "real" furigana-less Japanese)


Have you studied for a year or two but just don't feel like you are progressing? This book is for you too. We suggest reading the Japanese only section first (includes furigana) and then go through the line-by-line running gloss section to cement understanding and learn vocabulary.


* All Japanese have furigana (printed version and Kindle version on supported devices (most new devices))
* Two complete Japanese short stories. Each story is presented in three unique ways.
* GLOSS: Read the story with a running gloss-understand completely. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with English explanation of the grammar.
* JAPANESE ONLY: The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.
* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don't cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).
* Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible.
* Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study.
* Download FREE Anki flashcard decks to learn all the vocabulary found in the stories.



THE STORIES:
This book contains two stories:


The Bowl-wearing Princess is known as Japan's Cinderella story. The second story, The Wisdom of Oooka Echizen, is reminiscent of Soloman the Wise. [Includes free sound files and Anki flashcard deck for vocabulary]


Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese!


What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click "Buy Now" now!

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Perfect for upper beginner students of Japanese.


This affordable Japanese history reader contains three essays on Japanese History.
* The Three Warlords who Unified Japan
* Sakamoto Ryoma, the Reformer
* Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's Greatest Swordsman


Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found within. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed
Get FREE Anki flashcard decks of the vocabulary found in the story. Most include sound and the sentence from which the word came.


Quick! What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word Japan?


Maybe it is anime, Hello Kitty, geisha, or sumo, but I bet high on that list is the samurai warrior class.


This book contains three essays on samurai history.


Read--in Japanese--about the greatest swordsman in history, Miyamoto Musashi, one of the most important reformers of the bakumatsu period, Sakamoto Ryoma, and the three great warrior leaders who consolidated Japan.


Yes, you can read real Japanese--even if you are fairly new to Japanese. (Although the ideal level for this series is the JLPT N3-N4 upper beginner to lower intermediate area.)


FEATURES:
The kanji in the story with vocabulary section all have furigana.
Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with explanation of the grammar.
The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption.
Kanji in Focus covers the key kanji found in each essay
Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don't cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).
Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings.
Download the FREE Anki flashcard decks to master the vocabulary before even starting the book!
While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book.


To your Japanese!

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¿For Upper Beginners Learning Japanese ¿ Living in shadows and the in-between world of dreams and reality, yokai thrive in Japanese imagination. What are yokai? They are monsters, ghosts, unnatural beings, and even sentient household items. Yokai can be harmless and amusing, or they can be terrifying. 

Now you can learn about yokai and read stories about them while polishing your Japanese. ¿ ABOUT THIS VOLUME

With their horned heads and foul behavior, the Japanese oni has often been compared to the ogres in the Western tradition. But in Japan, oni are everywhere. Traditional tales, children's songs, and proverbs are full of references to them. In this way, not only will this book help you enhance your reading ability, but you'll also increase your Japanese cultural literacy. 

FEATURES

Includes three essays or stories

Each story is presented in three formats:  1) Sentence-by-Sentence with definition and commentary below  2) Japanese only (to test your reading ability)  3) English translation (to confirm your understanding)

The Sentence-by Sentence section of each story presents a small chunk of the Japanese with furigana over the kanji and a complete glossary of all the words; important grammatical patterns are pointed out and explained in plain English

A link to download sound files for the stories is provided (for no extra charge) on the last page of the book

Each story has a slow and normal speed recording of the Japanese read by Yumi

STORIES INCLUDED

 ¿ Oni Part One

 ¿ Oni's Descendants

 ¿ Namahage

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This book is designed so that both those fairly new to Japanese and those in the intermediate stages can equally find value. The ideal level, however, is for the upper beginner, somewhere around the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N4. 

If you are learning Japanese and are fascinated by yokai and traditional tales of old Japan, buy now to begin studying now. 

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