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Publisher's Summary

Start speaking Japanese in minutes, and grasp the language, culture, and customs in just minutes more with Ultimate Getting Started with Japanese Box Set, a completely new way to learn Japanese with ease! Ultimate Getting Started with Japanese Box Set will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your Japanese friends. This Box set includes our Learn Japanese - Introduction to Japanese and Learn Japanese – Gengo Beginner Japanese audiobooks.
Why are the audio lessons so effective?
Why are the audio lessons so effective? You'll receive a syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase, so that you can say every word and phrase instantly. You'll repeat after the professional teacher, so that you can practice proper pronunciation. Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better. And above all, this is a fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily.
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach both Japanese and Japanese culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These 25 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:

Speak Japanese within minutes of your first lesson
Understand the culture, customs, and people of Japan
Order the food you want in restaurants
Travel in taxis, trains, buses, and cars with confidence
Master manners, etiquette, and customs
Learn surprise phrases and tips that will leave your guests wondering where you learned them.
This audiobook comes with downloadable lesson notes totaling over 100+ pages. Start speaking Japanese now!
©2008 Innovative Language Learning, LLC (P)2010 Innovative Language Learning, LLC
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3 out of 5 stars
By Ryan on 05-24-16

Cool, I paid for the same material I got for free

A lot of this book is already available for free on the JapanesePod101 podcast, so I feel kind of bummed that I paid for this audiobook, given that I've already listened to many sections of it. Buyer beware, the material is being offered for free by Innovative Language free elsewhere.

Just sayin...

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ulee on 06-19-11

I listened to the Whole Thing in 24 Hours

I absolutely love this audio book!! It had an American guy paired with a Japanese woman. The guy has been living in Japan for 11 years and the woman sounds so adorable, especially when she laughs. They not only tell you how to speak Japanese but they tell you about the culture and the island. The American talks about some mistakes he made and what other foreigners tend to make. I love that they have a conversation, then say it again but enunciate each syllable of each word, then they explain what it means.

I think a key aspect of helping someone learn a new language is enunciating and saying words slow enough for them to pick u the different sounds. Especially if the language has sounds that are not available in English.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jack Frost on 05-02-17


very useful but it's very US focused.they keep referencing the US or being American etcetera instead of other places.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By M. SAUNDERS on 04-13-13

Learn Japanese - Ultimate Getting Started with Jap

Well, to start this review I have to say that I was not expecting results. My shock was that this is a very educational language course ! You learn not only the language but also the culture and customs of Japan.

I am soo pleased to have purchased this. I have progressed both in the Japanese language and also the culture! Packing my bags to go to Japan!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gabor Devenyi on 04-03-17

Loved this book, the stories, the insights, 5 star

I feel a bit like the main character after finishing this book. I am grateful for the experience, but I'll miss everything about the book. The colourful and funny characters, the insights, everything.
There is nothing bad about this book. It helped me so much with my Japanese journey that I can't even tell.
I am over 40, so learning a new language definitely has its challenges. But with the help of this book I am much more confident to start a new conversation. I'll definitely continue up learning. Thank you to the authors, fantastic book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By John. on 06-04-16

Too Slow

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Innovative language Japanese slows the pronunciation and adds extra syllables which are not spoken at normal speed, to the point where it is unintelligible. It should be as simple as learning "wax on, wax off", then speeding it up. But if "wax on, wax off" have extra bits you don't use at normal speed, it doesn't work.

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