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Japanese Language and People
Authors Richard Smith, Brian Moeran, Trevor Hughes-Parry, Lucy Su
Publisher BBC Consumer Publishing
CategoryBeginner and elementary self-study and workbooks
ISBNs0563215291 [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]
0563519495 [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]

Review by publisher

Together with five audio cassettes, this book offers the beginner a course in the necessary skills for communication at a basic level in spoken Japanese. It also provides an introduction to the written language and insights into contemporary Japanese society. Cultural comment and ... read more

Review by Ben Bullock

This is a very low level course designed to teach about Japan as much as teach the language. It is nicely designed and readable but does not take you very far in terms of learning the language. This is more like a `taster' than anything else. It accompanies a BBC television programme made in the early 90s.

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