New Japanese Book Release (Spring/Summer 2018)

New Japanese Book Release (Spring/Summer 2018)

Hi everyone! How are your Japanese studies going?

We at White Rabbit Japan strive to bring the best products to you which is why we spent some time selecting and adding new products to our shop. This time, we focused on Japanese studies materials, reading support in particular as well as newly-published textbooks!

New Japanese language textbooks, workbooks, short stories, bilingual books... Let's have a look at what we picked for you! 🔍


Night on the Galactic Railroad

Discover Miyazawa Kenji's classic fantasy novel Night on the Galactic Railroad in its Japanese English bilingual edition.

Night on the Galactic Railroad tells the story of Campanella and Giovani, two children from a small village who are taken on a journey on a train that travels through the Milky Way and reflects on what friendship, happiness and life mean.

Posthumously published in 1934, Miyazawa Kenji's timeless story can be appreciated by both children and adults. It was later adapted as an animated movie and also famously inspired Leiji Matsumoto's classic animation series Galaxy Express 999 (both pictured above).

This edition features the Japanese original text on right pages and its English translation on left pages. The Japanese part features furigana reading for most of the Kanji characters which you can read through quite easily.


Ikki Ni Yomeru book series

Two compilations of short stories based on Miyazawa Kenji and Akutagawa Ryunosuke's works!

The original Ikki Ni Yomeru book series features stories written in Japanese designed to be read smoothly in 10 minutes. These books are unique in that each contains a collection of both old and modern tales, many penned by major contemporary authors in Japan. All books in this series are illustrated by Yoshiyuki Momose, one of the animators for Mononoke Hime and Studio Ghibli.


New Kanzen Master JLPT N4 : Reading & Listening

We have added the two latest volumes of the New Kanzen Master JLPT 4 series, focusing on Listening Comprehension & Reading Comprehension.

A 3rd volume dealing with Grammar for the level 4 of the JLPT is also available. You can check the whole New Kanzen Master collection via the link below.


New Kanzen Master Series


Before we forget, one more thing : a 4th volume focusing on the Kanji for the JLPT 4 will be published this September and we will make sure to let you know when this volume is available on White Rabbit Japan!


Try! Start Nihongo Hajimeyo (Japanese for Beginners)

Try! Start Nihongo Hajimeyo (Let's Start Japanese) is a new book of the Try! Japanese language textbook series published by Ask for learners at a beginner level. With this book, you will learn Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji and Basic Conversations.

Shadowing: Let's Speak Japanese! Ace Japanese Interviews!

Discover the latest installment of the Shadowing: Let's Speak Japanese! book series : Ace Japanese Interviews! This volume focuses on the many interviews you will have when studying and living in Japan. With this volume, you will get to practice :
- The Employment Interview 
- The Part-Time Job Interview 
- Admissions Interviews for Universities and Technical Schools

If you're doing job-hunting in Japan, looking for a baito or applying to study at a Japanese university, this is the book you will need to practice and ace that interview!

Shadowing is a form of training that is designed to help improve simultaneous interpretation. However its effectiveness is not limited to this area and with its simple method, beginner students will also gain great value from it. Whilst listening to a flowing conversation, being able to 'shadow' the conversation by repeating immediately afterwards is what we have called the Shadowing learning method.


Coming to Japan ー Simple Japanese Words & Phrases

We named it : the perfect book for all first-time travelers in Japan !

"This book was written for visitors to Japan to help them communicate easily in Japanese. We avoided focusing too much on proper Japanese in favor of presenting the kind of Japanese that is actually used in everyday life. Putting aside more complicated things like grammar and the study of characters, this book is meant to be used as soon as you open it."

Too busy to learn Japanese but want to learn some quick, useful phrases to get by during your stay in Japan ? Then look no further, as this book will provide you with all kinds of daily useful phrases to conquer most situations you may face in Japan. Includes audio download as well.


Miller-san (from the Minna no Nihongo Shokyu textbooks)

Meet Miller-san. He is the handsome foreigner working at IMC, a Japanese company whose adventures you have followed while studying with the Minna No Nihongo Shokyu textbooks. Get ready to learn more about Mr. Miller with this novel.
This is a novel about Mike Miller, the main character of the Minna no Nihongo series of textbooks. The story progresses in line with the presentation of the conversations, example sentences, exercises, questions, etc., found in Minna no Nihongo I, and the more one has studied the more they can enjoy the novel.

Because is it written using the vocabulary and grammar found in Minna no Nihongo Elementary I and II, it is ideal as an extensive reading material after completing elementary level studies. Moreover, you can enjoy the sense of accomplishment in having read a whole novel in Japanese.

Reading is fundamental 👓

Which is why we have this great selection of short stories for children available. Japanese language learners from the levels N5 to N2 of JLPT can enjoy and practice with those books.

We also have books for more advanced readers in our Read In Japanese section. Check it out! 🔍

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