Provides a step-by-step course in Japanese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Japanese in a broad range of situations.
Second edition of the most highly regarded teaching text book on the Japanese language, covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing to cultivate overall language ability. Each lesson in the revised edition features a new section dubbed Culture Notes, and now includes the audio CD companion which is in .mp3 format ready to install on any music player. In Japanese/English.
This textbook uses internet-based activities, research, and videos to solidify grammar, vocabulary and kanji knowledge as well as promoting socio-cultural understanding. Suitable for self-study, building vocabulary, and developing grammar and writing skills.
A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 --"Q is for 'question mark.' A world that bears a question." Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project.
The son of a famous pianist, music student Shinichi Chiaki dreams of studying abroad and becoming a conductor. As he watches other classmates achieve what he has always wanted, he wonders if he should quit music altogether. One day he meets fellow student Megumi Noda, known as Nodame. This oddball girl cannot cook, clean, or even read a music score, but she can play the piano in incomparable Cantabile style.