Get Our Newest Japanese Reader Lesson, Momotaro, FREE

For a limited time, buy Japanese Reader Collection Volume 1: Hikoichi and the Young Lord Download and get Japanese Reader Collection Vol 5: Momotaro, the Peach Boy FREE!
No coupon needed. If you don’t receive your download link for the two products within an hour of ordering, please email me.

Hikoichi and the Young Lord Download

ONLY $3.99

Hikoichi and the Young Lord Instant gratification! Purchase this PDF, eBook, and MP3 download pack and get instant download access. You can begin studying in minutes. Enjoy practicing your listening and reading skills with this story about a famous, young, and wise man who catches the attention of the local ruler. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and basic Japanese is required.

Momotaro, the Peach Boy

FREE (with purchase of Hikoichi)

Momotaro is by far Japan’s most famous fairy tale. Now, you can read this famous mukashi banashi in real Japanese. Momotaro is a boy born of a peach who grows up to be a brave and mighty man. Oni are invading the village. The villagers beg Momotaro to get rid of the menace. Together with three strange allies, Momotaro heads off to Onigashima to defeat the Oni boss. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is required.
Both products include:

  • PDF of the story with running gloss and explanations in English
  • Kindle & Nook formats for viewing on your favorite eReader device
  • MP3 of the stories read by native speakers
  • Works on PCs and Macs

Alternatively, you can purchase either at Amazon. Then forward me your Amazon.com receipt, and I’ll email you the download links for the MP3s and PDFs. The price is also $3.99. Email me after buying one and I’ll send you the other for free. [Amazon: Hikoichi and Momotaro]

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(re)New Product: Japanese Reader Collection Volume 4: The Mouse Bride Download

Japanese Reader Collection Volume 4: The Mouse Bride

Built for Beginners of Japanese

We just finished revamping this reader. I listened to the MP3s for this last week and cringed… There was hiss; there were odd popping noises–it was just horrible. No wonder it was the second least popular download in our catalog!

This download, designed for beginners and upper beginners of Japanese, now has two new recordings: one at slow speed for beginners to easily follow along and one at normal speed. The PDF has been thoroughly edited and I’ve added Kindle and Nook (epub) formats to expand your options for how to use the product.

Works with PCs, Macs, Kindles, Nooks, and any device that can read PDFs, ePub, or MP3s.

  • An E-Book in Flash for interactive reading and listening
  • A 33 Page PDF (for printing) with every vocabulary defined after each line, the story in hiragana only (with spaces), the story in “real” Japanese, and the story translated into English
  • A slow MP3 recording of the story (newly rerecorded)
  • A normal speed MP3 recording (newly rerecorded)
  • Kindle and Nook ebook formats included
  • Works with PCs or Macs (the only difference is PC users use the .exe file for the Flash E-Book and Mac users use the flash embedded HTML file)
  • And as a special Flash bonus, “40 Common Japanese Family Names”–click on any name to hear it read.

* NOTE: If you bought this product before, please email me for a free update. (If you can find your order email, that would be great, but I should be able to look it up if you don’t have it handy)

Oh, and I’ve reduced the price too! It was $5.99. Now it is $3.99!

Please click here to learn more and view sample pages.

Japanese Dialogues Audio Only Product on Audible.com

Audible.com just notified me that our Japanese Dialogues: Meeting and Greeting audiobook is now available.

If you are an Audible customer, please check it out. If you aren’t and you find yourself with a long commute or stretches of time that you could be listening to audiobooks, consider Audible.com. Just looking at the selection almost makes me wish I had a long commute! (Mine is the time it takes to get from my bed to the computer. It depends how many Legos are lurking about as to how long it takes!)

 

 

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.

Learn Japanese through Dialogues At the Restaurant Kindle eBook

Brand New! Learn Japanese through Dialogues: at the Restaurant ebook.

We produced an iPhone app last year on Japanese Dialogues. It was a HUGE undertaking, but as a result, I have tons of data to work with. I’m slowly organizing the hundreds of sound files and XML spreadsheets so that the information can be repackaged for ebooks and as audiobooks.

We finished the ebook of the “At the Restaurant” topic a few weeks ago and it is finally up on Amazon. The audiobook is far more challenging (imagine converting an ebook explaining Japanese conversation, grammar, and vocabulary into an audio-only format). But I hope to have that finished next week.

While we are using the same basic information across platforms, each product has been created with that platform in mind.

All formats include audio files (the ebooks have a link to the download on the last page)

iPhone: Japanese Dialogues (FREE download, then buy the At the Restaurant as an in-app purchase)

Amazon Kindle: Learn Japanese through Dialogues: at the Restaurant $4.99

B&N Nook: Learn Japanese through Dialogues: at the Restaurant $4.99

TheJapanShop.com: Learn Japanese through Dialogues: at the Restaurant $4.99

Audiobook (on iTunes & Amazon MP3) Coming soon!

New Video Lesson: Japanese Idiom 赤子の手をひねるよう taking candy from a baby

This is just one of the hundreds of idioms covered in our Japanese Idioms iPhone app or one of the hundred-and-one idioms in our Instant Download Pack (for PCs & Macs with PDFs and MP3s)


Click here to see all the vocabulary as well as the grammar described at TheJapanesePage.com. There’s audio there too!