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The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT) has been recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Ministry of Education since 1977. It was established to meet the practical needs of people who are not necessarily specialists on Japan but who wish to communicate effectively in Japanese. In 1992 the Association was awarded the Japan Foundation Special Prize.


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A Good Remedial Guide 10 July 2000
By "michelemoon" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Japanese for Professionals has proved to be an ideal book for me. I have 4 years of formal Japanese study and lived in Japan for 2 years. However, over the past 5 years I have not been using Japanese. This book is helping me review and practice for potential work in Japan. Just what I need to get back on track.
If you do not have extensive experience in Japanese (understand how to read kanji, etc.) this book may be too advanced. Even still, it provides good vocabulary explanations, so you may be able to use it.
Content covers all the basics, such as formal introductions, as well as helpful ideas for document writing and the like.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Intermediate and Advanced Learners Will Find It Useful 13 July 2010
By customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching produced Japanese for Professionals as a textbook for the classroom, but I think it works pretty well for self-study too.

CONTENT
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Twelve Situations with an opening dialogue, vocabulary, essential expressions (my favorite part for review), example dialogues, and practice (hardly use this at all for self-study). The focus is on speaking.

-Introductions
-Telephone
-Giving Instructions
-Asking for Opinions, Asking Questions
-Expressing an Opinion
-Confirmation
-Requests
-Negative Requests
-Refusals
-Laying the Groundwork (a proposal--truncated without essential expressions!)
-Negotiation
-After Five (another one without essential expressions)
-The Japanese Employment System (truncated chapter that could have used more content, especially the essential expressions)

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The vocabulary and expressions are useful, explained well, and put into many different contexts so that you become familiar with them. It is a great book to have handy if you are an intermediate student headed into the business world, or an advanced one wanting to review. It would have been perfect if it had come with a CD!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Book for Business Japanese 4 July 2007
By J. Gulich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
For every student of Japanese their comes the time where you are looking for some more advanced textbooks to handle business Japanese. This book helps with good text examples and clauses and if you work in a company you will have to cover topics like introduction, telephone calls, asking and requesting and the book will help to fill those gaps. The vocabulary in each section help to encourage the learning and the English explanations making sure to understand the context and therefore it is a good bridge between an advanced Japanese book and a standard learning book. A prerequisite is that you should be able to recognize an amount of kanjis otherwise it takes far more time to work through this book. I hope for the next revision of this book the publisher will make a CD available.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Japanese for Professionals 8 Aug. 2005
By Teruhisa Tatsuoka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It's a tough contents, but, very useful for person who wants to learn Japanese business way.
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