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Japanese for Busy People: v.3: Vol 3 Paperback – 1 Jul 1995

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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd; Revised edition edition (1 July 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 477001886X
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770018861
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 2 x 18.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,157,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE-LANGUATE TEACHING (AJALT) has been recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Ministry of Education since 1997. 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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Format: Paperback
Volume 1
Text: ISBN 4770018827
Text / Kana version: ISBN 4770018974
Cassette Tapes: ISBN 4770018835
Compact discs: ISBN 4770019092
Workbook: ISBN 4770019076
Workbook Cassette Tapes: ISBN 4770017693
Japanese Teacher's Manual: ISBN 4770019068
English Teacher's Manual: ISBN 4770018886

Volume 2
Text: ISBN 4770018843
Text / Kana version: ISBN 4770020511
Cassette Tapes: ISBN 4770021364
Compact discs: ISBN 4770020376
Workbook Cassette Tapes: ISBN 4770021119
Japanese Teacher's Manual: ISBN 4770020368

Volume 3
Text: ISBN 477001886X
Text / Kana version: ISBN 477002052X
Compact discs: ISBN 4770021372
Workbook: ISBN 4770023316
Workbook Cassette Tapes: ISBN 4770023588
Japanese Teacher's Manual: ISBN 4770023065
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 3.3 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction to the Japanese Language 12 April 2000
By Mei-Ling - Published on
Format: Paperback
I started studying Japanese from the age of 14 with 'Japanese for Busy People'. It is a good and most adequate introduction to the language. However, the exercises do not go far enough. For those students wanting to take a more serious and approach, I would recommend 'Shin Nihongo no Kiso' which can be found at most specialty language bookstores. It immerses the student in both the spoken and written forms and is supplemented throughout with extensive exercises that reinforce the vocabulary and grammar while maintaining the methodical and tidy style of 'Japanese for Busy People'.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE I & II 31 Jan. 2000
By HP - Published on
Format: Paperback
Very good learning tools. The material is clear and concise with relevant conversation topics. The hiragana, katakana, and kanji excercises are awesome. I have actually used the majority of the vocabulary and sentence patterns in everyday situations in Japan.
15 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Slow and Boring 15 April 2000
By BRETT ROBSON - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book seems to have a much better reputation than it deserves. It is slow and tedious. It puts far to much emphasis on politeness and superficial exchanges. After finsihing book one you still won't be able to say anything useful. Good if you want to impress a Japanese business associate, lousey if you actually need to survive in Japan.
There are much better books available such as "Shin Nihongo no Kiso" and "Minna na Nihongo". If you do buy it make sure you get the kana version.
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