New $5 Download is (for now) $2.50!

101 Japanese idiomsWe just released a new $5 download: 101 Common Japanese Idioms

BUT for a limited time it is half off at only $2.50

This download covers extensively 101 of the most useful idioms in Japanese. Each idiom has an example sentence and plenty of explanation of usage and etymology.

Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended.

This pack includes 52 Megs of:

* An E-Book in Flash for interactive studying and listening
* A 52 Page PDF (for printing)
* Folders with individual MP3 files for each phrase AND for each example sentence in Japanese
* A folder with 101 MP3s for studying: Hear the Japanese phrase, a pause for repetition, the English meaning, the Japanese example sentence, a pause, and the English meaning. (Drop this into your MP3 player for on-the-go studying)
* Works with PCs or Macs

This will be released as an iPhone/iTouch app within a month (we hope!).  If you have an iPhone or iTouch and purchase this download now, please email me (clay AT theJapanShop dotto com) to receive a free coupon for iTunes as soon as it is released.

Here is a screenshot of the Flash file (please see product page for more images and a few sample MP3s)

101 flash

New $5 Download Released Today

This time it is for beginners. Our most recent readers have been really for Intermediates and somewhat for upper beginners, but today’s release is made specifically for beginners. The classic tale of the Tortoise and the Hare in Japanese!

This pack includes:

  • An E-Book in Flash for interactive reading and listening (listen to the entire page fast or slow or click on individual sentences to hear just that)
  • A 7 Page PDF (for printing)
  • A full normal speed MP3 recording by a professional native Japanese speaker (for use with an iPod or to burn to a CD)
  • A full slow speed MP3 recording by a professional native Japanese speaker (for use with an iPod or to burn to a CD)
  • Works with PCs or Macs (PDF, Flash, and MP3)
  • BONUS: We are also including a kanji study list with the 80 most useful kanji

For more information and screenshots, please click here.

Also, we have a sale going on through tomorrow (Cyber Monday)–everything at the store is 5% off AND every order shipped from Florida (a few books, electronic dictionaries, DS games, and downloads are not shipped from Florida) will receive a FREE Manga Guide to Sudoku book.  See The Japan Shop for details.