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Title:
Easy and fun katakana : basic japanese writing for loanwords and emphasis / Kiyomi Ogawa ; edited by Orrin Cummins.
ISBN:
9781611720488
Edition:
First Stone Bridge Press international edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, California : Stone Bridge Press, 2018.

©2017
Physical Description:
89 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Originally published in 2017 as Easy and fun katakana by IBC Publishing, Tokyo, Japan.
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Summary

Summary

A complete handbook for learning to read and write Japanese katakana , the syllabary that is the second of Japan's three writing systems introduced to all beginning students. Using real-world examples, illustrations, quizzes, and practice squares, this book teaches correct stroke order as well as examples of how katakana are used for words borrowed from other languages, for emphasis, and in advertising for its cool" factor."


Author Notes

Kiyomi Ogawa teaches Japanese and translates it together with her husband. She gained insight into how non-Japanese experience Japan and its language by teaching Boeing employees in Nagoya, and now teaches online lessons to students around the world. Orrin Cummins manages K.O. Language Service together with his wife, Kiyomi. He is currently involved in translation projects spanning a variety of fields, from contracts to subtitles.