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  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan is an early translation of one of Japan's most famous anthologies of poetry. This gem of Japanese poetry has preserved its charm for almost a century while remaining the most popular of classical poetry anthologies among the Japanese. The Hyaku-nin-isshiu (literally "one hundred poems by one hundred poets")... more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Japaneseby Yukio Tono; Makoto Yamazaki; Kikuo Maekawa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well... more...

  • Diaries Of The Court Ladies Ofby Omori

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poem: An Anthology of Six Poetsby Dennis Keene

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... more...

  • Basic Japaneseby Samuel E. Martin; Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Basic Japanese takes a friendly and innovative approach to beginner Japanese, emphasizing the structure of the Japanese language rather than just vocabulary. This method was pioneered by the author, Samuel E. Martin. Once considered controversial, modern linguists now agree that the structural based approach for leaning a language allows for... more...

  • Tuttle Mini Japanese Dictionaryby Yuki Shimada; Taeko Takeyama

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 8.95

    This is a completely up-to-date Japanese mini dictionary. Tuttle Mini Japanese Dictionary is ideal for any application where a handy and portable dictionary is required. Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Japan who wish to learn Japanese prior to their trip or as a Japanese language study reference. Mini... more...

  • I Wait for the Moonby Momoko Kuroda; Abigail Friedman

    Stone Bridge Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938 in Tochigi Prefecture) is one of the most highly-respected haiku poets in Japan today. She has published five collections of haiku, and authored or co-authored another 22 prose works including essays, season- word compendiums, books on haiku for beginners, and a two-volume set of interviews with notable Showa-era poets. Her... more...

  • Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cardsby Timothy G. Stout

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Japanese! The Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way. The flashcards can be used as a learning tool... more...

  • Japanese Death Poemsby Yoel Hoffmann

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.95

    Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei , or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life. Hundreds of Japanese death poems,... more...

  • Japanese Words & Their Usesby Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Many students dutifully memorize the simple English equivalents that are usually given for Japanese wordsówith the result that they speak poor Japanese. Effective communication requires an understanding of the unique usages of Japanese vocabulary items, which often differ greatly from those of their English "equivalents." Until now, one of the biggest... more...