Japanese Hiragana & Katakana Language Practice Pad (9780804846257)

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Tuttle Publishing
Paperback & Kit
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Boxed 384-page pad & 16-page booklet listing the syllables and words
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5 1/2 X 5 1/2

Learn the Japanese alphabets with 365 practice sheets — a new character or word for each day of the year!

In 365 days (or less) you can learn the two Japanese alphabets, hiragana and katakana with the Japanese Hiragana & Katakana Practice Pad. Practice writing new characters and words every day, learn how to pronounce and write Japanese correctly, and enjoy the process with an easy method for busy people!

The 365 practice sheets introduce syllables in a logical order, along with their equivalents in the Roman alphabet, several examples, followed by practice opportunities to write simple, useful Japanese language words. Word-stroke diagrams are provided for each character. Structured space around the edge of each page allows the user first to trace the shapes on top of the models, and then write the syllables independently.

This resource provides a strong foundation for anybody interested in mastering the basic kana syllables essential for learning Japanese.

About the Author:
Richard Keirstead lived in Japan for 22 years, through two Emperors, 16 prime ministers and several bubble economies. He holds an M.A. in Administration and Management with a Concentration in International Business Law from Columbia Pacific University and a B.A. in English from Concordia University. After a career in traditional and digital publishing, he became an information security professional.