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“This is Real Japan!” Digital Book with English-Japanese Audio

Giving insights into the unseen side
of Japan that non-Japanese might overlook

Digital Version
1,250 yen 

The book contains “Key to Understanding Japan” articles about the topography, organization and traditions of Japan– a country in the vanguard of Asia’s economic development; it also contains “Japan in the World” articles which show Japan’s standing in the world according to various categories. These will help you understand the true shape of Japan.

“Key to Understanding Japan” was serialized from January 2011 to December 2012 in Hiragana Times (24 columns).

“Japan in the World” was serialized from January 2009 to August 2011 in Hiragana Times (32 columns).

[Sample page]
*You can view the text up to 11 page
* A part of audio is available on the sample pages.

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Step 1 Activate
(After purchasing, activate book using your personal keycode)

Step 2 Open Book
(Once purchased and activated, skip to Step 2 each time you return)

Local App (Download the Book)
File size: 69 MB 

  • (EXE installation for Windows PCs) EXE file
  • (ZIP file for Win or Mac PCs **) ZIP file

* Extract the files from the ZIP file and run BookOnReader.exe
* Do not try to run the files from within the ZIP file (extract with any ZIP program)

You can hear the audio
by clicking  “Audio” in the texts.

About this BookOn book

Immediate access to the Digital Book is granted upon purchase and activation of either the Local App or WebApp version. Your unique keycode will afford you access to both versions, so you can enjoy this book whenever, wherever and however you choose. Enjoy added features, such as: audio, video, weblinks, text search, and much more.

Local App. Download the entire book and enjoy all of its features. This may be viewed on any Win/Mac computer, and no internet connection is required (except for initial activation, and for accessing off links). You may keep this book forever.

WebApp. View the entire book on any multimedia-capable mobile device, including: PC, iPad, iPod Touch, smart phones, tablets, Android devices, etc… Requires an internet connection, however, all features of the Local App are also available.

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