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Japanese for Professionals [Paperback]

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A new course in business Japanese from the authors of the bestselling Japanese for Busy People series.
The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), renowned for its Japanese for Busy People series, has developed a comprehensive course for students who need to use Japanese in a business environment.
Japanese for Professionals is a serious and detailed manual of the language of trade, commerce, and government, aimed at intermediate students who work with Japanese on a daily basis. Thirteen lessons introduce common business situations-first-time meetings, directing subordinates client negotiations with key sentences, and a dialogue to illustrate how Japanese is used in a business context.
Precise definitions for all new vocabulary and lucid explanations of grammar, idioms, and cultural differences provide the reader with powerful communication tools for the office. Exercises and quizzes have been included to help students check their progress, and four lessons have been set aside for review. Busy professionals will find the bilingual glossaries a useful reference even after completing all the lessons in this clear and extremely helpful textbook.
o Emphasis on how to communicate with Japanese colleagues and clients
o All elements of working Japanese, from using the telephone to directing subordinates, presented in thirteen systematic and fully structured lessons
o Focuses on authentic spoken Japanese through dialogues based on real-life business situations
o 165 Essential Expressions classified into 50 business functions that can be used by all busy professionals
o Detailed analysis in English of all phrases and expressions introduced in this text
o Challenging exercises and quizzes that actually reinforce language acquisition
o Four special chapters for comprehensive review and further practice
o Three special chapters provide important background information about common Japanese business practices
o Equally effective as part of a college course or for learners studying without formal tuition
o Furigana (phonetic superscripts) added to all difficult kanji and two full bilingual glossaries

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Item Specifications...

Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 26, 1998
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  4770020384  
ISBN13  9784770020383  

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A Book for Business Japanese  Jul 4, 2007
For every student of Japanese their comes the time where you are looking for some more advanced textbooks to handle business Japanese. This book helps with good text examples and clauses and if you work in a company you will have to cover topics like introduction, telephone calls, asking and requesting and the book will help to fill those gaps. The vocabulary in each section help to encourage the learning and the English explanations making sure to understand the context and therefore it is a good bridge between an advanced Japanese book and a standard learning book. A prerequisite is that you should be able to recognize an amount of kanjis otherwise it takes far more time to work through this book. I hope for the next revision of this book the publisher will make a CD available.
Japanese for Professionals  Aug 8, 2005
It's a tough contents, but, very useful for person who wants to learn Japanese business way.
A Good Remedial Guide  Jul 11, 2000
Japanese for Professionals has proved to be an ideal book for me. I have 4 years of formal Japanese study and lived in Japan for 2 years. However, over the past 5 years I have not been using Japanese. This book is helping me review and practice for potential work in Japan. Just what I need to get back on track.

If you do not have extensive experience in Japanese (understand how to read kanji, etc.) this book may be too advanced. Even still, it provides good vocabulary explanations, so you may be able to use it.

Content covers all the basics, such as formal introductions, as well as helpful ideas for document writing and the like.


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