Listen and Learn Japanese in your Car, at the Gym, or on your Computer ON SALE

Introducing a new line of products at TheJapanShop.com. We will be producing a number of audio only products that are designed to be useful without the need of any written material. We will, however, include a PDF of the transcript and more detailed grammatical explanations.

Both of these products have been around for a while, but I’m excited to announce we are now including MP3s that can be burned to a CD or added to a playlist. These specially prepared audio files (weeks worth of dedicated work!) were designed so the listener wouldn’t need to be viewing a PDF or Kindle ebook to learn. This is especially good for commuters, joggers, or just something to listen to as you go to bed at night.

 

But we are still including the PDF, Kindle ebook, and Nook ebook files too! And Get all these for half price. (until Sunday)

Just for perspective, we are selling The Meetings and Greetings product on Amazon MP3 for $8.99 and that does not include the PDFs or ebook formats–if you bought it through Amazon, however, contact me for the other stuff!

* NOTE: If you bought either of these products at any time in the past for more than .99, email clay for a free download. Past free promotions do not apply–sorry, but we have put A LOT of effort into this!


Learn Japanese through Dialogues: at the Restaurant

Cover $8.99
Our Price $4.99 (Until Sunday)
UPPER BEGINNER+ (or the aggressive beginner!)

1) Eight Dialogues involving going to, eating at, and enjoying a restaurant in Japanese

2) 60 page PDF for Printing or viewing on your computer
3) Kindle and Nook formats for viewing on your ebook reader
4) The “MP3s-Just-Dialogues” with eight MP3s of… just the dialogues (included so you can quickly find and listen to any of the dialogues on your computer)
5) NEW! The “MP3s-For Burning to a CD” folder contains 33 tracks totaling one hour and twenty-one minutes of practice.
Click Here to Learn More AND listen to sample sound files

Learn Japanese through Dialogues: Greetings

Cover $8.99
Our Price $4.99 (until Sunday)
BEGINNER+
1) Seven Dialogues involving meeting and greeting people in Japanese
2) 59 page PDF for Printing or viewing on your computer
3) Kindle and Nook formats for viewing on your ebook reader
4) MP3s-For Burning to a CD contains 22 tracks totaling thirty-four minutes of practice.
Click Here to Learn More AND listen to sample sound files

 

Please click here to learn more and view sample pages.

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Android Apps for Learning Japanese Coming Soon

We have two new apps coming for Android hopefully within a week.

One is actually an update of our Japanese Phrases app for Android, but it is totally redone and much, much bigger.

Japanese Dialogues for Android:

This was one of our most ambitious projects in recent years. But I haven’t done much with it since we launched it for iPhone over a year ago. I’m pleased to announce that not only will we be coming out with an Android version very soon, but we should also have a major update for the iPhone / iPad. More on this later…

Japanese Phrases for Android:

Thousands of sound files and hundreds of lessons. Coming soon!

If you have an Android and are interested in these apps, please let me know and I’ll email you the instant they are available.

New Review for Hiragana & Katakana FREE iPhone / iPad App!

Our ad-supported (isn’t too intrusive, really!) Hiragana and Katakana app for the iPhone and iPad is absolutely free. Here is a new testimony that just came in today.

Amazing app for Japanese students! – I found this app to be absolutely perfect for keeping my daily practice routines up for when I’m on the go. It has even taught me a few things, and I’m sure it helps the absolute beginners learn too. My only recommendation is for in the reviews of the chapter lessons. It shows a random character in that chapter (5 per chapter) and puts randomized buttons for multiple choice guessing. It is very helpful, however I would like to see the buttons made a bit larger and spread out because sometimes I mis-tap the wrong answer because they are so small. Another recommendation would also be perhaps having the appMake the sound of the correct kana when you pick the correct romaji to it on the multiple choice. It would be nice for those still learning and like to say the kana as they come. All in all, nice app, and I will definitely recommend this to my friends that are currently learning Japanese. And the best part is that it’s free!

 

Japanese Idioms iPhone / iPad App FREE + TheJapanShop.com Newsletter Free Offer

First, our second most popular iPhone app is on sale today for $0. It is quite a sale, actually. Grab it today for nothing and let me know what you think! If you like it, please review it on iTunes. If you don’t or have suggestions for improvement, please email me directly (clay AT The Japan Shop dot com). I’d love to hear from you either way. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 

PLUS! We are now offering a free download for anyone who signs up for our TheJapanShop.com Monthly Newsletter. Sign up for free for news, coupons, and newsletter only specials AND now get an instant link to download our Kanji 100 PDF + MP3s product absolutely free. Sign up here.

New Review for Japanese Phrases FREE app!

Which by the way should have an update any day now. That will be followed by a much larger update in a few weeks.

From a nice user in Spain:


Reseña – ¡este app es una pasada! me he descargado como 20 apps distintos para aprender Japonés y este es el único que a pasito a pasito, vamos, para principiantes nulos como yo… ademas es ordenado y no es un disparate sobre ¿¡¿¡que hago ahora, pero si no tengo idea de que es eso?!?! la verdad, así da gusto aprender un lenguaje tan complejo como el japones!

A friend kindly translated this:

This app is amazing! I have tried about 20 different apps to learn Japanese and this is the only one that goes step by step for beginners like me. Also, its orderly and isn’t nonsense like, “What do I do now if I have no clue what this is?!?” In truth, this makes it enjoyable to learn a language as complicated as Japanese.

We posted this app in February or March 2009. Since then, it has garnered 12,000+ ratings and has been downloaded over a half a million times!

It’s free! If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, grab it today.

Japanese Phrases FREE iPhone App Reviews and Update

First the good news:

Overnight, we got three new reviews for the Japanese Phrases FREE iPhone / iPad app. They were all solid Five-Star Reviews. Nice!

[A User in Canada ] Excellent – Love it, i learn much faster then with my books!

[A User in England ] woowow – amazing my first day of japanese i have learnt so much!!!

[A User in the US ] Very easy! – This is a great app. I’ve been trying to learn Japanese recently, but everything I was trying was just all over the place. They were tossing things at you and you don’t know what going on. This app however, makes it really simple and easy to understand. And teaches you in a fun way that makes it stay in your head. I’ve only started using this since last week and I can already read quite a bit of words in hiragana and katakana (kanji is annoying, lol). If u wanna learn japanese easily, this app works

If you haven’t downloaded the app and you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, PLEASE do so. It is free and helps our rankings. Click here for the iTunes link.

And for our Paid version, we also got this short and sweet review:

[A User in the US ] Just getting started – This is great! Thank you! Arigato!

However, the Free version does have a memory handling problem that can cause it to crash on some devices. I’m working on uploading a quick fix today. It doesn’t seem to affect most users, but I did get an email this morning about it.

Please contact me directly clay AT the Japan Shop dot com if you have ANY problems with any of our apps. I want to squash any bug we find.