Japanese

LANGUAGE LEARNING N Adventures in Japanese
Beginning to Intermediate
Adventures in Japanese
アドベンチャー
By Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo IDEAL FOR grades 9–12 and also recommended for grades 7–8 Widely adopted across the nation, Adventures in Japanese presents a user-friendly and integrated approach to high school Japanese. Incorporating ACTFL’s 5 Cs and four-skill language instruction, the series also provides a variety of cultural activities from origami to karuta. Volume 1 covers hiragana and katakana. By the end of Volume 4, students will have learned 340 kanji. See p. 43 to learn more about the Multimedia Companions and Images CD-ROM. Cheng & Tsui, 1998-2009, B/W illustrations.

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The grammar explanations are so userfriendly. Unlike usual "grammar-speak," these explanations make sense to my students.
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Course Dictionary for all four Volumes

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Textbook

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Textbook

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Textbook with Course Dictionary

Teacher’s Handbook

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Adventures in Japanese Multimedia Companions
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Adventures in Japanese Images CD-ROM
By Jan Asato, Matthew Yoshida

By Jan Asato, Brandon Yoshimoto IDEAL FOR grades 9–12 and also recommended for grades 7–8 The Adventures in Japanese Multimedia Companions combine fast-paced games, electronic flashcards, and colorful, four-skill exercises. Students will build their listening and reading skills by interpreting conversations, arranging information, and selecting the correct words to use. Perfect for those who want extra practice at home or in a language lab, these CD-ROMs also include a score report so students can get instant feedback on their knowledge and progress. Cheng & Tsui, 2005-2007.
Min. req. Mac: MacromediaH Flash Player (free download), OS 9.2 or higher (OS X compatible), 600 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, 360 MB available disk space.Windows: MacromediaH Flash Player (free download), Windows 2000 or later, 900 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 1024 x 768 monitor resolution, 710 MB available disk space. Mozilla FirefoxH Internet Browser recommended.

IDEAL FOR grades 9–12 and also recommended for grades 7–8 Perfect for teaching vocabulary, this CD-ROM is sure to add color and fun to the classroom! Arranged by lesson, the digital image files offer a multicolored rendition of the "Vocabulary and Expressions" sections in the Adventures in Japanese, Volumes 1 and 2 Textbooks. The images can be mixed and matched to create vocabulary review quizzes, classroom games, and paired speaking activities using a computer or overhead projector. Teachers can also use these images to enhance their own worksheets, tests, and quizzes, or print them out to create flashcards and other study guides. Each picture is in JPEG format and can be displayed on any computer. The JPEG images offer a more colorful and convenient version of those printed in black & white in the "Overheads" section of the teacher’s handbooks for Volumes 1 and 2. Cheng & Tsui, 2008.
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LANGUAGE LEARNING
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Obento
Second Edition

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Obento Snack Pack
おべんとう
By Sue Xouris

おべんとう

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By Peter Williams, Sue Xouris, Kyoko Kusumoto

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Level 1

IDEAL FOR grades 6–12 Obento ("lunchbox") offers a culture-based, communicative approach to Japanese language study. Students will love the colorful manga style cartoons and authentic content, while teachers will appreciate its flexibility and wealth of support material. Student books provide integrated language study with detailed grammar explanations, vocabulary, dialogues, and class activities. The new, third edition of the Obento Deluxe and Obento Supreme workbooks contain interactive exercises plus one audio CD and one DVD with voice recognition software and video clips. Cengage/Cheng & Tsui, 1997-2009, B/W and color illustrations and photos.
Download free resources at www.obento.com.au.
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IDEAL FOR grades 6–12 Obento Snack Pack uses games, songs, cartoons, and interactive CD-ROMs to introduce Japanese language and culture. Cengage/ Cheng & Tsui, 2008, Two-color illustrations. N Covers one semester or one year N Multimedia for Activity Book content N Flexible design to support any course

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Senior

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Tsumiki
つみき
By Margaret Lee, Yuka Ito

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Mirai
未来
By Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Setsuko Taniguchi

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IDEAL FOR grades 7–10 Tsumiki ("building blocks") presents a clear, easy-to-follow approach that gives students a solid foundation in Japanese language, structured around a logical sequence of practical sentence patterns that build on what students have already learned. Through an engaging storyline, students learn to navigate different social situations alongside two teens as they prepare to study in Japan. On California’s list of approved textbooks for social and legal compliance, Tsumiki also offers flexibility for different learning styles and environments. Hiragana and katakana are introduced in separate units before the core text, allowing teachers the option of introducing Japanese script before, after, or during the main lessons. Workbooks and audio CDs present dialogues and listening activities, while the Level 1 Teacher Resource Book contains a detailed work program, lesson notes, transcripts of listening activities, and blackline masters. Level 2 teacher notes are free online. Cengage/ Cheng & Tsui, 2002. N Lessons are clearly structured N Fun mnemonics help students understand form and meaning N 20 kanji are introduced in Level 1 and 120 kanji in Level 2
Level 1

IDEAL FOR grades 6–12 Mirai, a California state-adopted series, is a full color, user-friendly course with an engaging, communicative approach that will appeal to students and teachers alike. Mirai features clear explanations of language structures, idiomatic expressions, and appropriate language use. Authentic and up-to-date photos and maps help present language and culture in context. Throughout the series, students follow the daily adventures of various cartoon characters, two real-life teenagers living in Japan, and even a rock band. Pearson Australia/Cheng & Tsui, 1995-2006, B/W and color illustrations and photos.
Stage 1

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LANGUAGE LEARNING
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Genki
げんき
By Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Yoko Sakane, Chikaki Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki

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IDEAL FOR college and adult learners Genki offers beginning students of Japanese a solid grounding in all four language skills with a special emphasis on listening and speaking. This two-volume series contains 23 engaging lessons packed with easy-to-understand grammar explanations, illustrated exercises, and scenes taken from everyday life. A supplementary workbook and audio CDs give students numerous opportunities to practice their skills. Great for classroom use, the CD-ROM contains picture cards for vocabulary covered in the dialogue and grammar sections of the text. A Teacher’s Manual offers instructions in both English and Japanese, plus answer keys, scripts for the listening comprehension practice, mnemonics to help students learn kanji, and blank worksheets for classroom exercises. Japan Times, 1999-2005, B/W illustrations.
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An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
Revised Edition

中級の日本語
By Akira Miura, Naomi Hanaoka McGloin

IDEAL FOR college or adult learners With equal emphasis on the four skills, this text uses a systematic approach to improve students’ abilities in vocabulary, kanji, grammar, and communication strategies. Reading passages are taken from authentic materials and are full of information on Japanese culture. Japan Times, 1994-2008.
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Breeze into Japanese
Practical Language for Beginners

Textbook, Pbk Workbook, Pbk Student CDs (2) Audio CDs (6) Picture Cards CD-ROM
Level 2

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By Kazuko Imaeda

IDEAL FOR self-study Breeze into Japanese focuses on daily spoken language. This book and audio CD set maintains a strong emphasis on understanding Japanese sentence structure—essential for people who want a solid foundation in the language. Using romaji (romanized Japanese), it teaches authentic grammar for practical, everyday communication. Optional exercises and three independent chapters on reading provide opportuities to learn hiragana and katakana. Cheng & Tsui, 2003, 7 x 10, B/W illustrations, 352pp.
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AP* Preparation
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Further Adventures in Japanese
An Advanced Course, Suitable for AP Preparation
Field Test Edition

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Strive for a 5
AP Japanese Practice Tests By Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo, Junko Ady

アドベンチャー日本語 上級
By Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo, Junko Ady

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IDEAL FOR high school students preparing for the AP exam Written by the authors of the bestselling Adventures in Japanese series (see p. 42), Strive for a 5: AP Japanese Practice Tests includes over a dozen practice tests in AP exam format, along with answer keys. The authors also provide helpful study skills and test-taking tips based on their own successful AP classes. Includes free access to audio materials and kanji flash cards. This full edition is aligned with the format of the AP exam and includes more practice questions for every section of the exam, as well as expanded cultural notes. The practice tests cover all 20 official AP topics and themes. Cheng & Tsui, 2009, 8.5 x 10.75, B/W illustrations, 262pp. N Includes over one dozen practice tests using material from the AP exam N Mirrors the formats on the AP exam N Offers valuable advice from expert teachers on how to excel at every part of the exam N Provides an answer key for self-evaluation and study planning N FREE audio downloads at cheng-tsui.com
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IDEAL FOR AP courses Further Adventures in Japanese gives teachers and students the tools they need to run a successful Advanced Placement program and ace the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam. Written by the authors of the bestselling Adventures in Japanese series (see p. 42), this text is ideal for students who have studied the equivalent of three to four years of high school Japanese using any textbook series. The text covers all 20 themes from the AP exam, and each unit provides cultural information, vocabulary, kanji, and grammar review. Additional activities offer targeted practice in the four language skills, with opportunities to discuss everything from the pros and cons of school uniforms to Japanese perspectives on environmental conservation. Exercises mirror the format of the AP exam. An answer key is included so students can evaluate their own readiness and plan a review strategy. Cheng & Tsui, 2008, 8.5 x 11, B/W illustrations, 395pp. N Reviews all vocabulary, grammar, cultural information, and kanji needed for the exam N Provides test-taking strategies and tips N Covers AP-specific topics N FREE audio and flashcard downloads at cheng-tsui.com
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LANGUAGE LEARNING
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Kana Flashcards
By Max Hodges, Tomoko Okazaki

The Key to Kanji

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A Visual History of 1100 Characters

漢字絵解き
By Noriko Kurosawa Williams

IDEAL FOR all levels The Key to Kanji removes the difficulty and complexity from learning kanji, taking a unique, fully illustrated, etymologically based approach that makes the process engaging for Japanese students at any level. Each of eleven hundred essential kanji is explained by the close relationship between its written form and meaning in ancient times and the character’s form and meaning in present day usage. In addition to illustrations and a brief English summary of the character’s etymology, each kanji includes on- and kun- pronunciations, a section header from a traditional kanji dictionary, clear stroke order illustration, and useful sample words. Aside from its instructional uses, it also serves as a vital reference tool for students and teachers alike. With additional chapters about the development of kanji, kanji types, dictionary headers, and Japanese writing systems, The Key to Kanji offers comprehensive information for learners at all levels. Beginners will apply what they’ve learned to new, unfamiliar kanji and swiftly expand their kanji knowledge! Cheng & Tsui, 2009, 8 x 10, B/W illustrations. N A unique combination of etymological and visual approaches to learning kanji N 1006 official Educational Kanji plus 94 commonly used academic kanji N Six indexes assist users with looking up specific kanji N Clear stroke order illustrations help users write kanji correctly N Sample words introduce learners to common usage
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IDEAL FOR all levels Master hiragana and katakana easily with visual and verbal mnemonics. White Rabbit Press, 2007-2008. N 450 basic Japanese vocabulary words N Stroke order diagrams and mnemonics N Pronunciation practice on the Audio CD
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Japanese Kanji Flashcards
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284 Cards 739 Cards 903 Cards
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IDEAL FOR all levels Learn, remember, and master Japanese more effectively with over 1,500 kanji flashcards. These sets cover the kanji from the Japanese Language Proficiency Tests and will save students hours of prep time. A perfect study tool for the JLPT and AP exams. Includes a complete index for easy reference. White Rabbit Press, 2007.
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Everyday Listening in 50 Days
Listening Tasks for Intermediate Students
Revised Edition

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Japanese
The Written Language By Eleanor Harz Jorden, Mari Noda

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毎日の聞きとり50日
By Miyagi Sachie, et al.

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Part 1, Pbk Part 2, Pbk
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IDEAL FOR college and self-study Improve listening proficiency with 50 short dialogues and narrations based on a variety of topics from Japanese society. Language notes and comprehension exercises accompany every listening topic. Each book includes an answer key booklet and audio CD. Bonjinsha, 2008, B/W illustrations.
Pbk w/ Audio CD
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This companion to Japanese: The Spoken Language begins with two kana syllabaries and introduces approximately 300 kanji. Appropriate for classroom use or self-study programs. Cheng & Tsui, 1994.
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An Introduction to Japanese Grammar and Communication Strategies
Revised Edition

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2008 Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Questions and Correct Answers

日本語能力試験
Edited by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, The Japan Foundation

日本語の文法とコミュ ニケーション
By Senko K. Maynard

IDEAL FOR all levels Suitable for self-study or in-class use, this compendium of the 2008 Japanese Language Proficiency Test is an invaluable resource for all learners. Separated by proficiency level (from Level 4, basic, to Level 1, advanced), each volume contains the entire exam, answer keys for self-review, and an audio CD with the listening section content. JEES, 2009, B/W illustrations.
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IDEAL FOR all levels This book presents elementary Japanese grammar alongside strategies for achieving a natural Japanese communication style. The grammar points and strategies are divided into 130 entries arranged in order of difficulty and accompanied by in-depth explanations in English. Filled with helpful information unavailable in many textbooks, this book can be used as a grammar supplement, an introductory guide for self-study, or a review tool for intermediate and advanced learners. The Japan Times, 2009, 6 x 8.5, 420pp.
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LANGUAGE LEARNING
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Japanese Graded Readers
レベル別日本語多読ラ イブラリー
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Software Robo-Sensei
Personal Japanese Tutor

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IDEAL FOR grades 9–12 Regardless of proficiency level, students can start reading Japanese today with this fivelevel, multi-volume reader series. Each volume is a boxed set of five beautifully illustrated stories of proficiency-appropriate length and vocabulary. Topics range from traditional Japanese folktales and fables to modern adventures. Grammar points and furigana accompany the text. Each volume includes an audio CD containing the full text of each story read by native speakers. Ask Publishing, 20062009, Color illustrations. N Level 1 (JLPT Level 4): 350 vocabulary words; 400–1,500 words per story N Level 2 (JLPT Levels 4 & 3): 500 vocabulary words; 1,500–2,500 words per story N Level 3 (JLPT Level 3): 800 vocabulary words; 2,500–5,000 words per story N Level 4 (JLPT Levels 3 & 2): 1,300 vocabulary words; 5,000–10,000 words per story
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ロボ先生
By Noriko Nagata

IDEAL FOR grades 9 and up Robo-Sensei is an effective and interactive software program developed for learning and practicing grammar. Using artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and a one-on-one method, Robo-Sensei provides detailed, personalized feedback to students as they work through 24 modules—from beginning to advanced levels. This colorful program includes fill-in-the-blank activities, sentence composition, and dictation. Robo-Sensei interprets responses, corrects mistakes, and provides feedback. The program uses Japanese characters, with the first five lessons available in romaji, and includes instructions on how to type Japanese. Color photos and fun facts boost cultural knowledge. Cheng & Tsui, 2003.
Min. req. Mac: OS X; 120 MB free hard drive space; Internet browser with JavaScript enabled, and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download). Robo-Sensei runs on Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.Windows: Windows 2000 or later (Japanese Windows 98/ME is also supported); 90 MB free hard drive space (an additional 230 MB is required to install supplemental language support); Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+ or Netscape 7.1+ with JavaScript enabled, and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download). Windows Vista is supported.

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Oxford Japanese Mini Dictionary

Japanese Grammar Dictionaries
Edited by Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui

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Second Edition

By Oxford Dictionaries

This new edition offers up-to-date coverage of essential day-to-day vocabulary for both Japanese and English, with over 15,000 words and phrases, and 20,000 translations. The tough flexicover and brand-new phrasefinder make this an ideal travel and quick reference companion, giving fast access to the words and expressions you need for everyday situations. The latest words in Japanese and English have been added, reflecting all aspects of contemporary life. Includes conversion charts and grammar reference for numbers, counters, and dates. Oxford University Press, 2009, 3 x 4.5, 656pp.
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A set of indispensable reference tools for students and instructors of Japanese, the Japanese Grammar Dictionaries progress from basic to advanced levels of proficiency. In A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, beginners will find a new approach to interpreting grammar. This convenient lexicon of grammar-related expressions includes easy-toread, comprehensive explanations, examples, and charts on 200 topics from written and spoken Japanese. Appendixes cover katakana transcription, particles, verbs, and more. Indexes are in English and romanized Japanese. With A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, students develop an understanding of more complex grammatical structures. Main entries use furigana instead of romanization, otherwise retaining the format of the previous volume, including appendixes. Finally, A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar is the perfect supplement for learners who are reading authentic materials. The 230 key entries offer detailed, bilingual explanations of meaning and usage, with examples and comparisons to similar expressions. English and Japanese indexes allow easy reference to all three volumes. Japan Times, 1989-2008.
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The Learner’s Kanji Dictionary
簡明漢英熟語字典
By Mark Spahn, Wolfgang Hadamitzky

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The Learner’s Kanji Dictionary offers an easyto-use format for students at all levels. Every kanji entry appears in an extra-large form with its strokes labeled in order. Compounds are listed under each of their characters, and an index by stroke count is included. In the alphabetically arranged indexes of kanji at the back, users can look up characters via any of their known readings without having to determine radicals or count strokes. Asia Pacific Berkeley Books, 2003, 4.5 x 7.25, 928pp.
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CULTURE
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LITERATURE
The Legend of Semimaru
Blind Musician of Japan
Second Edition
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Contemporary Japanese Literature
An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing Since 1945 Edited by Howard Hibbett

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Whether Semimaru was a blind wandering lute player or a beggar who was once a prince, his legend has inspired Japan’s literary giants for over a thousand years. Matisoff’s The Legend of Semimaru is the definitive English-language study of this fascinating figure. Includes translations of the three most important Semimaru works, plus the seven classical waka poems that have been attributed to Semimaru. Also contains an updated preface and revised translation of the play Ausaka Madman. Cheng & Tsui, 2006, 5.5 x 8.5, 320pp. An imaginative study of a fascinating topic...throroughly and competently researched.
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Contemporary Japanese Literature brings together works in translation from nearly two dozen major postwar Japanese writers. Stories, poetry, a play–even scripts from film directors Kurosawa and Ozu–capture the feel of post-1945 Japan. Includes a preface by the editor and a short biographical study of each writer. Authoritative and provocative, Contemporary Japanese Literature is a guidebook for everyone interested in the impact of fiction on our world. Cheng & Tsui, 2005, 6 x 9.25, 496pp. A treat for readers curious to discover the best in the flourishing Japanese literary scene.
— Publishers Weekly
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Masaoka Shiki
His Life and Works By Janine Beichman

Investigating Japan
Prehistory to Postwar Reconstruction By Grant Miocevich

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The first critical biography of Masaoka Shiki in English, this book offers a complete portrait of the life and far-reaching influence of "the father of modern haiku." The author, a renowned literary scholar and translator, puts Shiki’s brief but energetic life, his personality, and his broad body of work—including haiku, tanka, and diaries—into fascinating context. Cheng & Tsui, 2002, 5.5 x 8.5, 192pp.

IDEAL FOR grades 6–12 Investigating Japan focuses on the social, economic, and political forces that transformed Japan from a self-sufficient agrarian society into a world power. First-person narratives and other primary sources give life to each period of history, while activities encourage students to analyze and make observations about the source materials. An excellent addition to any social studies or Japanese language course. Longman Australia, 1999, 8 x 11.5, B/W illustrations and photos, 84pp.
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Ferris Wheel

¯ KokinshU
A Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern

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101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka Edited & Translated by Kozue Uzawa, Amelia Fielden

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Translated by Laurel Rasplica Rodd, Mary Catherine Henkenius

Winner of the 2007 Japan–U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, Ferris Wheel delivers the world of modern Japanese tanka to Western readers. Tanka have been an essential part of Japan’s literary aesthetic for more than 1,300 years. Here, Uzawa and Fielden have translated 101 tanka, many appearing in English for the first time, that combine classical form with a modern sensibility. Each is presented in Japanese with a romanized transliteration and an English translation. Cheng & Tsui, 2006, 5.5 x 8.5, 160pp.

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A door into a whole wide world of poetry that the reader will always remember with a special sense of gratitude and return to with renewed appreciation.

— Janine Beichman, author of Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works
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This book is the first complete translation of the ¯ tenth-century KokinshU, one of the most important anthologies of the Japanese classical tradition. Imperially commissioned to return poetry to the public arena after a renewed interest in Chinese literature, its compilers linked the poems by topic, theme, imagery, and chronological and narrative progression to form an integrated anthology. Winner of the 1982 Japan–U.S. Friendship Commission’s Friendship Literary Translation Award, Rodd’s work presents annotated translations of the 1,111 poems and of the original Japanese and Chinese prefaces. Includes an introduction and essay on Chinese influences on the original ¯ KokinshU prefaces. Indexed. Cheng & Tsui, 1996, 6 x 9, 442pp.

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9780887274947

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Manages the extraordinary achievement of being both fresh and timeless, even through repeated readings.
— Amy Vladeck Heinrich, Columbia University

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Tangled Hair
Selected Tanka from Midaregami

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9780887272493

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By Akiko Yosano Translated by Sanford Goldstein, Seishi Shinoda

Akiko Yosano’s Tangled Hair, published in 1901, had a sensational impact on Japanese literature, reshaping tanka into a modern poetic form. In this edition, her works appear in their original Japanese, in romanized transliterations, and in English translation. Cheng & Tsui, 2002, 5 x 8, 192pp.
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9780887273735

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The Rebirth

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Directed by Masahiro Kobayashi

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Naoyuki Tsuiji Animation Collection
Directed by Naoyuki Tsuji

The Rebirth stars director Masahiro Kobayashi as Junichi, a grief-stricken man who quits his job and leaves Tokyo after losing his wife to cancer and his daughter to murder. Finding work as a laborer in Hokkaido, Junichi stumbles upon Noriko (Makiko Watanabe), mother of his daughter’s killer, now working at a local inn. Neither has the courage to speak to the other, but as they try to go on with their lives, the incident that they both are running from starts to draw them closer together. In Japanese with English subtitles. Facets, 2007, Color, 102min.
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In this collection of short animated pieces, filmmaker Naoyuki Tsuji creates new worlds within the simple lines of his charcoal and pastel drawings. A subtle strangeness emerges from these childlike yet "haunting and terrifying" images (The Guardian), bringing to mind fairy tales refracted through an adult’s eyes. The DVD includes Trilogy About Clouds (Official Selection, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2005), A Feather Stares at the Dark, Experiment, Travel to the Lost World, Wake Up, and For Almost Forgotten Stories. In Japanese with English subtitles. Facets, 2007, Color, 47min. Facets, 2007.
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Man Walking on Snow
Directed by Masahiro Kobayashi

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Ten Nights of Dreams
Based on the short story by Natsume Soseki

Shot on location in the snowy region of Hokkaido, Man Walking on Snow tells the story of Nobuo Honma. Since the death of his wife, Nobuo has lived with his youngest son and, each day, walks through the winter snow to the fish-breeding center. He eases his loneliness by watching the ebb and flow of life within the large industrial ponds. His routine is disrupted when he asks his oldest son to journey to Hokkaido—a visit that sparks conflict and stirs old feelings. From award-winning director Masahiro Kobayashi. In Japanese with English subtitles. Facets, 2001, Color, 103min. Facets, 2001.
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Ranging from the nightmarish to the sublime, this anthology film is based on the Soseki Natsume book of the same name. Ten directors, including Kon Ichikawa and Takashi Shimizu, present ten different stories united only by their dream-like logic. If you crave surreal imagery, insane metaphors, and otherworldly installation art, look no further than Ten Nights of Dream. An Official Selection at the Fantasia Film Festival. In Japanese with English subtitles. Cinema Epoch, 2007, Color, 100 min.
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DV97758

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My Japan
By Etsuko Watanabe

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Japan
Revised Third Edition

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By Bobbie Kalman

IDEAL FOR ages 5 to 8 IDEAL FOR ages 7 to 10 Discover Japan through the eyes of Yumi, a seven-year-old girl living in the Tokyo suburbs. She will introduce readers to her family, her home, and her city, while explaining Japanese culture and teaching some Japanese words. She’ll also describe some of Japan’s most popular holidays, including Children’s Day, New Year’s, and Undokai (Sports Day), as well as the Japanese writing system, hiragana. Let Yumi be your guide and explore Japan! Kane/ Miller, 2009, 8.5 x 9, Color illustrations, 40pp.
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Ever wanted to know what it’s like to go to school in Japan, ride a high-speed train, or experience Japan’s Children’s Day? This revised and beautifully designed series will answer those questions and more as you explore the fascinating country of Japan. Japan the Land covers every aspect of Japan’s geography and history, and includes contemporary photos and information about its modern industry. Japan the Culture depicts fascinating aspects of Japanese culture—such as theater, festivals, and fine arts—with vibrant photographs and concise text. Japan the People includes updated information on the distinctive blend of traditional and modern ways of life in Japan and covers topics such as leisure activities, karaoke, and family. Includes a glossary of key terms. Crabtree, 2008, Color photos.
Japan the Land, Pbk Japan the People, Pbk Japan the Culture, Pbk 9780778796640 9780778796657 9780778796664 $8.99 $8.99 $8.99

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Life in Ancient Japan
By Hazel Richardson

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IDEAL FOR ages 7–10 Travel back in time and learn how Japan went from being Nippon (land of the rising sun), ruled by local chieftains, to today’s emperor-led nation. Beautiful spreads and full-color photographs unveil Japan’s rich land and the people who struggled to make it their own. Topics include rice cultivation, trade with other cultures, life as a samurai warrior, and more. A glossary of terms helps children understand and talk about culture. Crabtree, 2005, 8.25 x 11, Color illustrations and photos, 32pp.
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