Book Review, Fiction, N4

[N4] Japanese Short Stories for Beginners

Short stories in Japanese seem to be very popular with language students, given the number of short story collections published for this target group. This collection features 20 original stories written for language students and all they could ask for to study them.

Book Review, Fiction, N4

[N4] 老人(ろうじん)の町(まち)

A man falls asleep on the train and wakes up in the mysterious town of Shin-Izumino, where everyone is much older than him. While he is still trying to figure out how to get back home, he runs into more and more situations that leave him thoroughly bewildered.

Advice, Blog

Graded readers for Japanese – where to start

Graded readers are shorter books written intended for those who are still studying the language. Vocabulary, grammar and length are therefore specifically chosen for the respective reading level. If you have already learned a second language in school, you will certainly remember reading them in class. While there are many graded readers for languages like… Continue reading Graded readers for Japanese – where to start

Book Review, Fiction, N2

[N2]チップス先生こんにちは

This is a short story by Jun, published as part of the ショートショート texts on bookwalker. It consists of a dialog between teacher and student, discussing the subjects of happiness, money and parental love. I really liked the philosophical approach of this short story. By asking questions, the teacher lets his student work out the… Continue reading [N2]チップス先生こんにちは