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Textbooks:

Elementary Japanese
"Genki" series of two books:
Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I (With CDROM)
げんき I, typically used for the first- and second-semester college courses
Second edition (February 10, 2011)
By Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda and Yutaka Ohno
Publisher: Japan Times / Tsai Fong Books
ISBN-10: 4789014401
ISBN-13: 978-4789014403
$59.99
The first editions of the series were published in 1999 and quickly became standard textbooks.
Locally, both UCLA and USC use this series for their elementary Japanese courses that lead to their majors.
Some local high schools with a college-bound Japanese curriculum use the same books.
"Genki" publisher's site; Its Japanese page

Elementary Japanese
Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese II
げんき II, typically used for the third- and fourth-semester college courses
Second edition (October 27, 2011)
By Eri Banno
Publisher: Japan Times / Tsai Fong Books
ISBN-10: 4789014436
ISBN-13: 978-4789014434
$61.99

Elementary Japanese
Marugoto: Japanese language and culture Starter
A1 Coursebook for communicative language COMPETENCES

まるごと 日本のことばと文化 入門 A1 りかい
JF Standard coursebook / JF日本語教育スタンダード準拠コースブック
国際交流基金 (著)
来嶋 洋美 (著), 柴原 智代 (著), 八田 直美 (著)
出版社: 三修社 (2013/9/3)
ISBN-10: 4384057539
ISBN-13: 978-4384057539
価格:¥ 1,785

Elementary Japanese
Marugoto: Japanese language and culture Starter
A1 Coursebook for communicative language ACTIVITIES

まるごと 日本のことばと文化 入門 A1 かつどう
JF Standard coursebook / JF日本語教育スタンダード準拠コースブック
国際交流基金 (著)
来嶋 洋美 (著), 柴原 智代 (著), 八田 直美 (著)
出版社: 三修社 (2013/9/3)
言語 日本語
ISBN-10: 4384057520
ISBN-13: 978-4384057522
価格:¥ 1,575

Elementary Japanese
Yookoso! Volume I
ようこそ
An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, Third Edition
By Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (Author) 當作靖彦
December 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN-10: 0072408154
ISBN-13: 978-0072408157
Student resources: freely accessible, Volume I
Quizzes, audio files

Elementary Japanese
Yookoso! Volume II
ようこそ
Continuing with Contemporary Japanese, Third Edition
By Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (Author) 當作靖彦
April 17, 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN-10: 0072408162
ISBN-13: 978-0072408164
Student resources: freely accessible, Volume II
Quizzes, audio files

Elementary Japanese
The "Nakama", なかま, series of intro books by Dr. Makino and his company
Nakama 1
なかま 1
Yukiko Abe Hatasa (Author), Kazumi Hatasa (Author), Seiichi Makino (Author)
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2nd edition (January 1, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0495798185
ISBN-13: 978-0495798187
$180.98

Elementary Japanese
The "Nakama", なかま, series of intro books by Dr. Makino and his company
Nakama 2
なかま 2
Yukiko Abe Hatasa (Author), Kazumi Hatasa (Author), Seiichi Makino (Author)
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2nd edition (July 12, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0547171641
ISBN-13: 978-0547171647
$147.48

Elementary Japanese
Japanese for Everyone
A Functional Approach to Daily Communications

By Nagara Susumu
Publisher: Japan Publications (U.S.A.)
ISBN: 0870408534 ; (1990/08/01)
$29.00

Elementary Japanese
基礎日本語文法教本
西口 光一 (著)
199 pages (2000/02/01)
出版社: アルク
ISBN: 475740168X
価格:¥1,900

Elementary Japanese
Mimi kara Oboeru Nihongo Noryoku Shiken Training: Grammar N4 exercises for JLPT
耳から覚える 日本語能力試験 文法トレーニング N4
安藤 栄里子 (著), 今川 和 (著)
978-4757418929
出版社: アルク (2010/03)
価格: ¥ 1,680

Intermediate Japanese
Textbook used typically after finishing four-semester worth of college-level Japanese courses
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE [Revised Edition]
中級の日本語 【改訂版】

By Akira Miura and Naomi Hanaoka McGloin
三浦昭 (著)
出版社: ジャパンタイムズ
Revised Edition (2008)
ISBN-10: 4789013073
ISBN-13: 978-4789013079

Intermediate Japanese
Textbook used typically after finishing four-semester worth of college-level Japanese courses
Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese
上級へのとびら

By Mayumi Oka, Michio Tsutsui, Junko Kondo, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, and Satoru Ishikawa
岡まゆみ [構成・執筆]、筒井通雄 [総監修・文法解説]
近藤純子、江森祥子、花井善朗、石川智 [執筆]
Published by Ingram; July 15, 2009
Published in Japan by Kuroshio Shuppan; July 15, 2009
ISBN-10: 4874244475
ISBN-13: 978-4874244470
$50.00
Smooth transition after finishing the two-volume series of "Genki", "Yookoso" or "Nakama"
"Tobira" publisher's site
* Notice that the "9640" web address is a pun on the publisher's name "Kuroshio".
Sample pages in PDF:上級へのとびら main textbook
"User Registration" page (Free)

とびら Grammar Power: Exercises for Mastery
これで身につく文法力:上級へのとびら
Kore De Mi Ni Tsuku Bumporyoku

By Mayumi Oka, Michio Tsutsui, Junko Kondo, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, and Satoru Ishikawa
江森祥子、花井善朗、石川智(主筆)、岡まゆみ、近藤純子(副筆)
$28.00
ISBN-10: 4874245706
ISBN-13: 978-4874245705
Sample pages in PDF:これで身につく文法力

Intermediate/Advanced Japanese
New Authentic Japanese: Progressing From Intermediate to Advanced
生きた素材で学ぶ
新・中級から上級への日本語
鎌田 修 (著), 冨山 佳子 (著), 山本 真知子 (著), ボイクマン 総子 (著)
出版社: ジャパンタイムズ; 改訂版 (2012/5/25)
ISBN-10: 4789014622
ISBN-13: 978-4789014625
$50.60

Intermediate/Advanced Japanese
New Authentic Japanese: Progressing From Intermediate to Advanced: Workbook
生きた素材で学ぶ
新・中級から上級への日本語 ワークブック
奥野由紀子 (著), 金庭久美子 (著), 山森 理恵 (著)
出版社: ジャパンタイムズ (2013/9/4)
ISBN-10: 4789015408
ISBN-13: 978-4789015400
価格:¥ 1,890

Intermediate/Advanced Japanese
Images of Japan: 2nd edition:
For Pre-Advanced and Advanced Learners of Japanese
中・上級日本語教科書 日本への招待
東京大学AIKOM日本語プログラム
近藤 安月子 (著),‎ 丸山 千歌 (著)
by Atsuko Kondoh (Author),‎ Chika Maruyama (Author)
出版社: 東京大学出版会; 第2版 (2008/10/1)
ISBN-10: 4130820117
ISBN-13: 978-4130820110
発売日: 2008/10/1

表現文型200 (N3, N4 or N5 level)
'200 Essential Japanese Expressions' (Revised)
-- A Guide to Correct Usage of Key Sentence Patterns
どんなときどう使う日本語表現文型200 (改訂版)
友松 悦子 (著), 宮本 淳 (著), 和栗 雅子 (著)
出版社: アルク; 改訂版 (2013/1/26)
ISBN-10: 4757422601
ISBN-13: 978-4757422605
価格: ¥2,520
Beggining and Intermediate level version written by the same
authors of the famed "500" book.
Explanations are in Japanese, English, Chinese and now Korean.
This book has many things that only advanced students would
really appreciate.

現代日本語中級総合講座
水谷 信子 (著)
出版社: アルク
203 pages (1998/09/01)
ISBN: 4872348974
価格:¥2,600


Oral Proficiency prep books
ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)

ACTFL OP 上級 Advanced
日本語上級話者への道
― きちんと伝える技術と表現

荻原 稚佳子 (著), 伊藤 とく美 (著), 齊藤 眞理子 (著)
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク (2005/08)
ISBN-10: 4883193551

ACTFL OP 超級 Super Advanced
日本語超級話者へのかけはし
―きちんと伝える技術と表現 上級から超級へ

荻原 稚佳子 (著), 伊藤 とく美 (著), 齊藤 眞理子 (著)
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク (2007/09)
ISBN-10: 4883194493


JLPT prep books

JLPT: N4, formerly 3-Kyu
Kirari Nihongo N4 Vocabulary
きらり☆日本語 N4 語彙
出版社: 凡人社 (2013/5/15)
言語: 日本語
ISBN-10: 4893588532
ISBN-13: 978-4893588531

JLPT: N4, formerly 3-Kyu
New Kanzen Master Grammar (Bunpo) Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4, JLPT
(Shin Kanzen Masuta Bunpo Nihongo Noryoku Shiken N4)
新完全マスター 文法 日本語能力試験 N4
By 友松 悦子, 福島 佐知, 中村 かおり
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク (2014/10/23)
ISBN-10: 4883196941
ISBN-13: 978-4883196944

JLPT: N3
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken Taisaku - N3 Bunpou (JLPT N3 Grammar)
「日本語能力試験」対策 日本語総まとめ N3 文法
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
ISBN-10: 4872177320
ISBN-13: 978-4872177329
出版社: アスク; 2010/3/23
価格: ¥ 1,260
Amazon JP link to the same: N3 Grammar
Enjoyable themes, illustrations and good example sentences.
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.

JLPT: N3
New Kanzen Master Grammar (Bunpo) Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3, JLPT
(Shin Kanzen Masuta Bunpo Nihongo Noryoku Shiken N3)
新完全マスター 文法 日本語能力試験 N3
By 友松 悦子, 福島 佐知, 中村 かおり
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク (2011/07)
ISBN-10: 4883196100
ISBN-13: 978-4883196104
$16.14
Notes: The New Kanzen Master, 新完全マスター, series is the most thorough and
hardest among other test-preparation book series.
You may recover your self-esteem if you try comparable books by the other publishers.

JLPT: N3
"Speed Master" Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken mondaishū N3 bunpō supīdo masutā
スピードマスター 日本語能力試験問題集 N3 文法
清水 知子 (著), 大場 理恵子 (著), 鈴木 美希 (著)
ISBN-10: 4863920369
ISBN-13: 978-4863920361
出版社: ジェイ・リサーチ出版 (2010/10/26) Jリサーチ出版
価格: ¥ 1,260
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.

JLPT: N3
Mimi kara Oboeru Nihongo Noryoku Shiken Training: Grammar N3 exercises for JLPT
耳から覚える 日本語能力試験 文法トレーニング N3
安藤 栄里子 (著), 今川 和 (著)
978-4757418547
出版社: アルク (2010/03)
価格: ¥ 1,680
Good example sentences.

JLPT: N3
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken Taisaku - N3 Goi (JLPT N3 Vocabulary)
「日本語能力試験」対策 日本語総まとめ N3 語彙
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
ISBN-10: 4872177312
ISBN-13: 978-4872177312
出版社: アスク; 2010/4/12
Enjoyable themes, illustrations and good example sentences.
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.
Amazon JP link to the same: N3 Grammar

JLPT: N3
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken Taisaku - N3 Kanji (JLPT N3 Kanji)
「日本語能力試験」対策 日本語総まとめ N3 漢字
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
ISBN-10: 4872177304
ISBN-13: 978-4872177305
出版社: アスク; 2010/4/15
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.
Amazon JP link to the same: N3 Kanji

JLPT: N3
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken Taisaku - N3 Listening (JLPT N3 Listening)
With 2 CDs

「日本語能力試験」対策 日本語総まとめ N3 聴解
CD 2枚付
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
ISBN-10: 4872177932
ISBN-13: 978-4872177930
出版社: アスク; 2011/9/30
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.
Amazon JP link to the same: N3 Listening

JLPT: N2
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken Taisaku - N2 Bunpou (JLPT N2 Grammar)
「日本語能力試験」対策 日本語総まとめ N2 文法
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
ISBN-10: 4872177290
ISBN-13: 978-4872177299
出版社: アスク出版; B5版 (2010/3/25)
価格: ¥ 1,296
Enjoyable themes, illustrations and good example sentences.
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.
Amazon JP link to the same: N2 Grammar

JLPT: N2
New Kanzen Master Grammar (Bunpo) Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2, JLPT
(Shin Kanzen Masuta Bunpo Nihongo Noryoku Shiken N2)
新完全マスター 文法 日本語能力試験 N2
友松 悦子 (著), 福島 佐知 (著), 中村 かおり (著)
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク (2011/07)
ISBN-10: 4883195651
ISBN-13: 978-4883195657
$22.43
Notes: The New Kanzen Master, 新完全マスター, series is the most thorough and
hardest among other test-preparation book series.
You may recover your self-esteem if you try comparable books by the other publishers.

JLPT: N2
Mimi kara Oboeru Nihongo Noryoku Shiken Training: Grammar N2 exercises for JLPT
耳から覚える 日本語能力試験 文法トレーニング N2
安藤 栄里子 (著), 今川 和 (著)
978-4757418554
出版社: アルク (2010/05)
価格: ¥ 1,680
Good example sentences.

JLPT: N2
Shin Kanzen Master: N2 Reading Comprehension (Dokkai) exercises for JLPT
新完全マスター 読解 日本語能力試験 N2
田代 ひとみ (著), 初鹿野 阿れ (著), 清水 知子 (著), 福岡 理恵子 (著), 中村 則子 (著)
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク; August, 2011
ISBN-10: 4883195724
ISBN-13: 978-4883195725
$25.71

JLPT: N2
"Speed Master" Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken mondaishū N2 dokkai supīdo masutā
スピードマスター 日本語能力試験問題集 N2 読解
小林 ひとみ (著), 桑原 里奈 (著), 木林 理恵 (著)
ISBN-10: 486392058X
ISBN-13: 978-4863920583
出版社: ジェイ・リサーチ出版 (2011/3/28) Jリサーチ出版
価格: ¥ 1,260
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.

JLPT: N2
Shin Kanzen Master: N2 Vocabulary (Goi) for JLPT
新完全マスター 語彙 日本語能力試験 N2
伊能 裕晃 (著), 来栖 里美 (著), 前坊 香菜子 (著), 宮田 公治 (著), 阿保 きみ枝 (著), 本田 ゆかり (著)
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク; September, 2011
ISBN-10: 4883195740
ISBN-13: 978-4883195749
$23.15

JLPT: N1
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken Taisaku - N1 Bunpou (JLPT N1 Grammar)
「日本語能力試験」対策 日本語総まとめ N1 文法
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
ISBN-10: 4872177266
ISBN-13: 978-4872177268
出版社: アスク出版; B5版 (2010/4/12)
価格: ¥ 1,296
Enjoyable themes, illustrations and good example sentences.
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.
Amazon JP link to the same: N1 Grammar

JLPT: N1
Shin Kanzen Master: N1 Grammar (Bunpou) for JLPT
新完全マスター 文法 日本語能力試験 N1
友松 悦子 (著), 福島 佐知 (著), 中村 かおり (著)
ISBN-10: 4883195643
ISBN-13: 978-4883195640
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク; 2011/06
$23.15
Notes: The New Kanzen Master, 新完全マスター, series is the most thorough and
hardest among other test-preparation book series.
You may recover your self-esteem if you try comparable books by the other publishers.

JLPT: N1
Mimi kara Oboeru Nihongo Noryoku Shiken Training: Grammar N1 exercises for JLPT
耳から覚える 日本語能力試験 文法トレーニング N1
安藤 栄里子 (著), 今川 和 (著)
ISBN-10: 4757418787
ISBN-13: 978-4757418783
出版社: アルク (2010/05)
価格: ¥ 1,680

JLPT: N1
N1 Grammar and Usage exercises for JLPT
日本語能力試験 N1 文法対策 ― 1回で合格!
佐々木 瑞枝 (監修), 薄井 廣美 (著), 藤尾 喜代子 (著), 斎藤 誠 (著)
978-4471274917
高橋書店; May, 2011
¥1,470

JLPT: N1
Shin Kanzen Master: N1 Reading Comprehension exercises for JLPT
新完全マスター 読解 日本語能力試験 N1
福岡 理恵子 (著), 初鹿野 阿れ (著), 中村 則子 (著), 田代 ひとみ (著), 清水 知子 (著)
出版社: スリーエーネットワーク; 2011/09
ISBN-10: 4883195716
ISBN-13: 978-4883195718
$24.21

JLPT: N1
Japanese Language Proficiency Test JLPT N1 Reading Comprehension
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken taisaku

日本語総まとめ N1 読解 (「日本語能力試験」対策)
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
出版社: アスク出版; B5版 (2010/11/10)
ISBN-10: 4872177657
ISBN-13: 978-4872177657
$19.85

JLPT: N1
"Speed Master" Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken mondaishū N1 dokkai supīdo masutā
スピードマスター 日本語能力試験問題集 N1 読解
菊池 富美子 (著), 日置 陽子 (著), 黒岩 しづ可 (著), 竹田 慎吾 (著)
ISBN-10: 486392075X
ISBN-13: 978-4863920750
出版社: ジェイ・リサーチ出版 (2011/10/25) Jリサーチ出版
価格: ¥ 1,260
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.

JLPT: N1
"Speed Master" The Workbook for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
N1 Vocabulary exercises

スピードマスター 日本語能力試験問題集 N1 語彙
中島 智子、高橋 尚子、松本 知恵 著
ISBN-10: 4863920733
ISBN-13: 978-4863920736
出版社: ジェイ・リサーチ出版; October, 2011 Jリサーチ出版
$21.99
The good thing is that most words are presented as collocations, not just as single words.
More emphasis on collocations make this N1 vocabulary book better than a comparable N1 book in the 日本語総まとめ series.
Partial translations in English, Chinese and Korean.
The same N1 vocabulary book at Amazon JP
¥1,260

JLPT: N1
Japanese Language Proficiency Test JLPT N1 Vocabulary
"Nihongo so mato" Nihongo Noryokushiken taisaku

日本語総まとめ N1 語彙 (「日本語能力試験」対策)
佐々木 仁子 (著), 松本 紀子 (著)
出版社: アスク出版; B5版 (2010/3/31)
ISBN-10: 4872177258
ISBN-13: 978-4872177251
$15.85

JLPT: N1, N2
日本語能力試験 N1・N2 試験に出る文法と表現
筒井 由美子 (著), 喜多 民子 (著), 大村 礼子 (著)
978-4342881770
出版社: 桐原書店 (2010/06)
¥1,890

表現文型500 (N1 or N2 level)
'500 Essential Japanese Expressions'
A Guide to Correct Usage of Key Sentence Patterns
どんな時どう使う 日本語表現文型500(改訂版)
日本語能力試験N1~N3の重要表現を網羅
友松 悦子 (著), 宮本 淳 (著), 和栗 雅子 (著)
出版社: アルク; 改訂版 (2010/06)
Published by ALC Press
ISBN-10: 4757418906
ISBN-13: 978-4757418905
$42.08
Revised edition of the pioneering book for intermediate/advanced students.

練習帳
(改訂版)どんな時どう使う 日本語表現文型500短文完成練習帳
友松 悦子 (著)
出版社: アルク; 改訂版 (2011/12/8)
ISBN-10: 4757420528
ISBN-13: 978-4757420526
$25.81


Fiction, Essays, Manga and Interviews

'Read Real Japanese Essays':
Contemporary Writings by Popular Authors
Janet Ashby (Editor), Reiko Matsunaga (Narrator)
1 CD included (Paperback)
Publisher: Kodansha USA; June 1, 2012
ISBN-10: 1568364148
ISBN-13: 978-1568364148
$15.99

'Read Real Japanese Fiction ':
Contemporary Writers
Michael Emmerich (Editor), Reiko Matsunaga (Narrator)
1 CD included (Paperback)
Publisher: Kodansha USA; June 2, 2008
ISBN-10: 4770030584
ISBN-13: 978-4770030580
$24.00

'Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text'
『日本語の短編小説』
Michael Emmerich (Editor)
Penguin Books (May 31, 2011)
$20.00

'Living Japanese: Diversity in Language and Lifestyles '
(Conversations with Native Speakers)

『生きた日本語』
Karen Colligan-Taylor (Author)
Yale University Press; December 15, 2006
$40.00
ISBN-10: 030010958X
ISBN-13: 978-0300109580

Professor Karen Colligan-Taylor interviews Japanese people living in Japan and 
records them in DVD video.  
They answer in very natural Japanese and the responses are transcribed in great details, 
including hesitation, rephrasing, etc.  
As a Japanese language learner, you do not have to imitate the way they talk, 
but can become more familiar with which utterances are more essential or non-essential.  
Very uniquely compiled book.

『海辺のカフカ』 Japanese original
By Haruki Murakami 村上春樹
Publisher: Shinchosha (2002)
ISBN-10: 4103534133
ISBN-13: 978-4103534136

English translation
'Kafka on the Shore' (Vintage International)
By Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage (January 3, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1400079276
ISBN-13: 978-1400079278

French translation
'Kafka sur le rivage'
de Haruki MURAKAMI (Auteur),‎ Corinne ATLAN (Traduction)
Editeur : Belfond (25 août 2011)
ASIN: B005R9ECRG

German translation
'Kafka am Strand'
von Haruki Murakami (Autor),‎ Ursula Gräfe (Übersetzer)
Verlag: DUMONT (27. September 2011)
ASIN: B00CSRR3LW

Chinese translation
海边的卡夫卡 (海辺のカフカ)
By Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Shanghai Translation Publishing House; 1st edition (January 1, 2012)
ISBN-10: 7532743004
ISBN-13: 978-7532743001

Korean translation
해변의 카프카 (海邊のカフカ)
By Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 9788970128085

『1Q84』 Japanese original
By Haruki Murakami 村上春樹
Publisher: Shinchosha/Tsai Fong Books (May 1, 2009)

English translation
'1Q84' (Vintage International)
By Haruki Murakami
Translated by Jay Rubin
Publisher: Vintage (October 25, 2011)
$19.73

『キッチン』 (Kitchen) Japanese original
By Banana Yoshimoto よしもと(吉本) ばなな
Kindle/Paperback
Publisher: 新潮社

'Kitchen'
By Banana Yoshimoto
Translated by Megan Backus
Publisher: Grove Press (April 17, 2006)
$16.00

『窓ぎわのトットちゃん』
By Tetsuko Kuroyanagi 黒柳 徹子 (著)
Kindle/Paperback
Publisher: 講談社

'Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window
By Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Translated by Dorothy Britton
Kindle/Paperback

Doraemon Gadget Cat from the Future
『ドラえもん』 in the original Japanese
A robotic cat named Doraemon and a pre-teen boy named Nobita.
Kindle/Paperback
Download a free sample Kindle file in the original Japanese.
Publisher: 小学館
Notes: All the Kanji are with Furigana readings.
No excessive slangy expressions.
Become confident with real-world verbs and adjectives.

Chibi Maruko-chan
『ちびまる子ちゃん』
A manga series written and illustrated by Momoko Sakura.
Kindle/Paperback
Download a free sample Kindle file in the original Japanese.
Publisher: 集英社


Dictionaries:

Online Dictionary (free)
'Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary'
プログレッシブ和英中辞典
Published by Shogakukan
Whole content available free online at the goo.ne.jp site.

Good complete example sentences in Japanese, 
which are longer than many other dictionaries contain.
This is originally meant for high school and college students
who learn ENGLISH as a second language in Japan.
However, as there are no advanced-level Japanese-English
dictionaries available which are originally prepared for
non-Japanese native speakers, this dictionary is a good alternative.
Also available together is:
'Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary'

プログレッシブ英和中辞典

The same online content at another site: Yahoo! Japan
'Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary'
プログレッシブ和英中辞典(小学館)

Android smart phone/tablet OFFLINE dictionaries of the above:
Progressive English-Japanese and Japanese-English Dictionaries

プログレッシブ英和中辞典+和英中辞典(小学館)
3,000 yen
Make your phone or tablet such as the "Nexus 7" a powerful and low-cost collection of favorite dictionaries.
Unfortunately though, the explanation at "Google play" is only in Japanese for now.

iPhone/iPad OFFLINE dictionaries of the same:
Progressive English-Japanese and Japanese-English Dictionaries

プログレッシブ英和・和英辞典(小学館)
2,800 yen

More online/offline dictionaries

Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, FOURTH EDITION
Published by Shogakukan
小学館プログレッシブ和英中辞典 第4版
近藤 いね子 (編集), 高野 フミ (編集)
出版社: 小学館
2103 pages, (2011/2/28)
ISBN: 4095102543
価格:¥ 3,675

The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
Based on the Classic Edition by Andrew N. Nelson
by John H. Haig, Andrew N. Nelson
1760 pages
Publisher: Charles E Tuttle Co
ISBN: 0804820368; Revised edition (September 1997)
$59.95

NTC's New Japanese-English Character Dictionary
by Jack Halpern

2232 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
ISBN: 0844284343; (January 11, 1994)
$49.95

Kodansha's Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary
by Masatoshi Yoshida, Yoshikatsu Nakamura, Masotoshi Yoshida
Publisher: Kodansha International
592 pages
ISBN: 4770027508; Bilingual edition (March 2002)
$30.00

学研 新レインボー小学国語辞典 改訂第3版
金田一 春彦, 金田一 秀穂
出版社: 学習研究社; 改訂第3版 (2005/03)
Price:¥2,100 (tax included)
ISBN-10: 4053017920
* Japanese language dictionary for elementary school Japanese children 
of 5th and 6th grades.
Good full-sentence examples in which the pronunciations of 
most Kanji characters are shown as add-on Hiragama characters.
例解 新国語辞典 第七版
林 四郎 (編集), 大島 資生 (編集), 相澤 正夫 (編集), 篠崎 晃一 (編集)
出版社: 三省堂; 第七版 (2005/12)
ISBN-10: 4385136866
Price:¥2,625(tax included)
* Japanese language dictionary for junior and senior 
high school native speakers of Japanese.
Good examples sentences.
ジーニアス英和辞典 第4版
小西 友七 (編集), 南出 康世 (編集)
出版社: 大修館書店; 第4版 (2006/12)
ISBN-10: 446904170X
Price:¥3,465 (tax included)

Kodansha's Effective Japanese Usage Dictionary
A Concise Explanation of Frequently Confused Words and Phrases
by Masayoshi Hirose, Masayosi Hirose, Kakuko Hirose
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770028504; (September 2001)
List Price: $45.00
日本語使い分け辞典
広瀬 正宜, 庄司 香久子

Essential Japanese Expressions Grammatical Points Dictionary
どんなときどう使う 日本語表現文型辞典
友松 悦子 (著), 宮本 淳 (著), 和栗 雅子 (著)
By Etsuko Tomomatsu, Jun Miyamoto, Masako Waguri
Originally published in 2007
Minor revision in 2010
ISBN-10: 4757418868
ISBN-13: 978-4757418868
- N1 to N5
- Written by the same authors of the famed "500 Expressions" book.
- Partial explanations in English/Korean/Chinese

A Dictionary of BASIC Japanese Grammar
Written by Seiichi Makino and Michio Tsutsui
Published by Japan Times, 1986
636 pages
ISBN: 4789004546; (January 1989)
$44.80

A Dictionary of INTERMEDIATE Japanese Grammar
Written by Seiichi Makino and Michio Tsutsui

Published by Japan Times, 1995
ISBN: 4789007758
日本語文法辞典―中級編

A Dictionary of ADVANCED Japanese Grammar
Written by Seiichi Makino and Michio Tsutsui
Published by The Japan Times, 2008
日本語文法辞典―上級編


For Your Broader Japanese Vocabulary/Knowledge:

Social study: 5th and 6th grades
社会自由自在―小学高学年
小学教育研究会 (編集)
出版社: 受験研究社; 改訂版 (2005/01)
Price:¥2,363 (tax included)
ISBN-10: 4424621863
Social study: 7th, 8th and 9th grades
社会自由自在―中学 (単行本)
湯浅 清治 (編集)
出版社: 受験研究社; 改訂版 (2006/03)
Price:¥2,573 (tax included) 
ISBN-10: 4424631923
Science: 5th and 6th grades
理科自由自在―小学高学年
小学教育研究会 (編集)
出版社: 受験研究社; 増訂版 (2005/01)
Price:¥2,363 (tax included)
ISBN-10: 442462188X
Science: 7th, 8th and 9th grades
理科自由自在―中学
中学理科教育研究会 (編集)
出版社: 受験研究社; 増訂版 (2006/02)
Price:¥2,573 (tax included)
ISBN-10: 442463194X
Mathematics/Arithmetic: 5th and 6th grades
算数自由自在―小学高学年
小学教育研究会 (編集)
出版社: 受験研究社; 増訂版 (2005/01)
Price:¥2,363 (tax included)
ISBN-10: 4424621871
Mathematics: 7th, 8th and 9th grades
数学自由自在―中学
井ノ迫 泰弘 (編集)
出版社: 受験研究社; 増訂版 (2006/02)
Price:¥2,573 (tax included)
ISBN-10: 4424631931

和英・英和 タイトル情報辞典
― 映画・音楽から文学・美術まで
1019 pages
出版社: 小学館
ISBN: 409510192X; (1997/05)
価格:¥2,800


Books on Japan, US-Japan relations

The Yokohama Yankee: 
My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan
By Leslie Helm
Chin Music Press Inc. (March 12, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0984457666
ISBN-13: 978-0984457663
Leslie Helm Biography
The Samurai Way of Baseball:
The Impact of Ichiro and the New Wave from Japan
By Robert Whiting
ISBN-10: 0446694037
(YouTube)
Collection of Ichiro Suzuki fine fielding plays 2006
4/28/2004 (Listen - RealAudio player - KPCC public radio)
Japanese Ballplayers Making It Big In America
Robert Whiting interviewed by Larry Mantle
The Meaning of Ichiro: The New Wave From Japan and 
the Transformation of our National Pastime
KPCC AirTalk archives
Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld, Expanded Edition
By David E. Kaplan, Alec Dubro
Publisher: University of California Press; 1st edition (February 1, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0520215621
やくざと日本人 (ちくま文庫)
猪野 健治 (著)
出版社: 筑摩書房 (1999/06)
ISBN-10: 4480034846
By Kenji Ino, a respected researcher on "Yakuza"
Shogun
By James Clavell (Author)
ISBN-10: 0440178002
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun
By Rhoda Blumberg
Publisher: HarperTrophy (January 21, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0060086254
Memoirs of a Geisha
By Arthur Golden
ISBN-10: 1400096898
The Sun Also Sets: 
The Limits to Japan's Economic Power
By Bill Emmott
ISBN-10: 0671735861
The Enigma of Japanese Power: 
People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
By Karel Van Wolferen
ISBN-10: 0679728023
MITI and the Japanese Miracle: 
The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975
By Chalmers A. Johnson
ISBN-10: 0804712069
My Life Between Japan and America
By Edwin O. Reischauer
Product Details
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st ed edition (August 1986)
ISBN-10: 0060390549
Norwegian Wood
By Haruki Murakami
ISBN-10: 0375704027
The Pleasures of Japanese Literature
By Donald Keene
ISBN-10: 0231067372
The Tale of Genji
By Murasaki Shikibu
Translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
Publisher: Knopf; 1st Vintage Books Ed edition (July 12, 1978)
ISBN-10: 0394735307

マクロ・日本経済からミクロ・あなた自身へ
村上龍 Weekly Report

村上 龍 (著)
出版社: 日本放送出版協会
ISBN: 4140807423 ; (2002/12)
価格:¥1,400

ブッシュ政権
一国主義の論理

大島 寛 (著)
出版社: NCコミュニケーションズ
ISBN: 4817591013 ; (2003/01)
価格:¥1,600


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