I have been giving out coupons and deals through Twitter for the past few weeks now. I really like it since it isn’t as intruding as email and I can send out as many coupons as I want without feeling like a spammer–I really hate spam!
The latest one seems to be popular: Spend over $6 and get a free shitajiki.
- Add the shitajiki to your cart: http://www.thejapanshop.com/product.php?productid=16189
- Then add $6 or more of anything else.
No coupon; no mess; just 100% pure fun! But the fun ends some time tomorrow.
Anyway, I am posting this as a plea for more followers! Muwahahaha (sorry)
And I’m also posting this to let you know we will be posting an even better freebie later today on Twitter.
Apple finally released our second iPhone app today.
This one is on 101 Common Japanese Idioms (just in case you didn’t read the title of this blog post) and is best suited for upper beginners up. However, even beginners can use the romaji and extensive notes.
This app uses mostly the same architecture as the original one but with a few improvements.
300+ audio recordings
Recorded by a native speaker
An introduction to Japanese Idioms
Organized into logical and useful categories.
Interactive multiple choice quizzes for every category
Flashcard Function for all words and phrases
Bonus- free $5 coupon good for any instant download reader or lesson at TJS!
Works even without a network connection
Please check it out! I don’t have a free version for this one, but the price is only $1.99.
To learn more and see a few screenshots (and eventually a video!), please click here.
I think I blogged that I had joined Twitter a few weeks ago, but we are going to really start using it as a promotional device starting yesterday.
For the rest of the month, we will be posting special Twitter-only coupons and promos good at TheJapanShop.com. If you are interested, please follow us!
We are running a promotion at TheJapanShop.com where you can get the Genki Answer Key (has all the answers for both volumes of textbooks and workbooks) for half price with the purchase of ANY other Genki item.
The Genki series has got to be the most popular Japanese textbook series out there. Textbooks seem to be like PCs and Macs–you either hate one and love the other or you love one and hate the other. It is rare to find someone who likes both. But I have yet to find someone who dislikes the Genki series. Japanese for Busy People or Minna no Nihongo can bring out strong feelings on both sides of the fence, but everyone seems to love the Genki series.
If you are a beginner and are thinking about a textbook, checkout the Genki series. Or if you need the workbook or CDs, pick up the Answer Key for half price!
Makoto (the three year old) could drink Apple Juice™ all day long if we let him. That is why Yumi was very surprised to hear him ask for “tea.” We like to get him to drink tea or milk when possible and this was our chance!
She made him repeat the “tea” a few times before asking where his cup was. Then he said, “No cup!”
Ok, now we were confused. How could he drink tea without a cup?
Then Yumi realized he had asked for “Cheese.” Cheese is another item he could eat all day long if we let him. But we don’t.
Makoto, the three-year-old, was wanting to go to the supermarket (probably thinks he will get a toy Monster Truck). I had a little bit of work to do on a spreadsheet and told him, “Let me finish up and then we will go.”
Makoto grabbed the mouse and replied, “Makoto finish up. Click X! Click X!”
I stopped him in time, but he knew just what to do to help me ‘finish up.’
Starting tonight, www.easterappsales.com will have tons of iPhone/iTouch apps on sale. The sale will only be for the weekend.
If you have an iPhone or iTouch, take a peek!