Books

 *Learning

Recommendations for textbooks, specifically focused on Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji guides.

Hiragana/KATAKANA
  • Kana Pict-o-Graphix: Mnemonics for Japanese Hiragana and Katakana (Amazon)
  • Kana Flashcards (Amazon)
  • Japanese: Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners (Amazon)
  • Let’s Learn Hiragana: First Book of Basic Japanese Writing (Amazon)
  • Minna no Nihongo by Surie Nettowaku (Amazon)
  • Japanese For Busy People by AJALT (Amazon)
  • Genki (Amazon) *Kana/Romaji
  • Genki Workbook (Amazon)
  • Japanese from zero (Amazon)
  • Kana Pict-o-Graphix: Mnemonics for Japanese Hiragana and Katakana (Amazon)
  • Kodansha’s Katakana Workbook: A Step-by-Step Approach to Basic Japanese Writing Paperback by Anne Matsumoto Stewart (Amazon)
  • Japanese: The Manga Way (Amazon)
  • Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don’t Tell You (Amazon)
  • Breaking into Japanese Literature: Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text (Amazon)
  • Read Real Japanese Essays: Contemporary Writings (Amazon)
  • *Japanese Kindle ebooks (both free and paid) (KINDLE)
  • Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar: http://goo.gl/DktiMB
  • Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar (link)
Kanji
  • Giles Murray, Breaking into Japanese Literature: Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text (Tofugu)
  • Kanji Pict-O-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics by Michael Rowley  (Amazon)
  •  Remembering the Kanji 1: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters  by James W. Heisig
  • Japanese Kanji Power (Amazon)
  • Beginner’s Kanji for Foreign Exchange Students: http://goo.gl/CetYup
  • Intermediate Kanji for Foreign Exchange Students: http://goo.gl/uDY6h2
  • Advanced Kanji for Foreign Exchange Students: http://goo.gl/WxdGuO

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