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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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!

CJ Martin’s Two Tocks Before Midnight Audiobook Coming

We (really meaning, I–Clay) are thrilled to announce the coming audiobook version of CJ Martin’s Two Tocks before Midnight novella. It is a Sherlock Holmes-esque story that takes the reader back to 19th century Boston.

There is a murder. All members of the Agora Society is at risk; all members are suspect. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer…

Wayne Farrell will do the narration. He has a marvelous voice and is just perfect for the story. I can’t wait to post excerpts!

Here is the coming audiobook cover:

If you haven’t read it, I don’t think you will be disappointed–check it out on Amazon here or for your Nook here.

And check out CJ Martin’s Author site here: http://www.CJMartinBooks.com

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!

Kotoba Books to Publish E.C. Smith’s Covenant Series

I’m happy to announce Kotoba Books will be soon publishing Mr. Smith’s Covenant, a 150,000 word fantasy novel.

A book description in progress (very much subject to change!):

Elves, Dwarves, and humans face threats from surrogates sent by the evil Desolate–the dark elves.  It is the early years of recovery following a devastating war between the Desolate and their cousins, the Firstborn. No race has been left unscathed and trust runs thin.

The humans, aided by the Firstborn, have experienced a period of unparalleled prosperity. And now they are preparing to herald the first human king.

But not all clans are happy with the coming changes…

Political intrigue between the human houses threatens the first civil war in human history. Prophesy links the races, and a secret–hidden amongst the humans–is about to be revealed.

If you are interested in fantasy (in English) and would like to read an “uncorrected manuscript” as the New York publishers say, please contact me to be on a beta reader’s list. Extra eyes prior to publication is always good!

Kotowaza — Useful Japanese Proverbs Kindle eBook


Kotowaza–Useful Japanese Proverbs

25 Highly Useful Kotowaza–Japanese Proverbs with detailed explanations and illustrations. These 25 proverbs represent some of the more useful kotowaza heard in daily Japanese life. You’ll notice them in movies, in writing, and most importantly spoken by friends and colleagues. Knowing common kotowaza will not only help you express your thoughts more clearly, but can take your Japanese to a whole new level.

* 25 Useful Proverbs
* Literal English translations and similar English proverbs given
* Helpful notes explain grammar and background
* An Example sentence shows how the proverb is used
* Vocabulary defined for every Japanese word
* For Beginners up

Jump to the Kindle Store now!