Easy and Fun Katakana: Basic Japanese Writing for Loanwords and Emphasis

No. Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches
Format: Print
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 9781611720488
Release Date: 10/16/18


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.

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About the author

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 Services together with his wife, Kiyomi. He is currently involved in translation projects spanning a variety of fields, from contracts to subtitles.