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“Japanese History Makers” Digital Book with English-Japanese Audio

Find Out about Japanese Spirit through Legendary Heroes 

Digital Version
1,250 yen 

Covering ancient to modern times, this is a series of portraits of figures, who have carried out historical accomplishments. This series covers not only famous individuals, but also less well-known people or animals that nevertheless made a deep impression on the Japanese people. Through these personalities, you can learn about the Japanese spirit, value system and way of thinking. The individuals featured appeared in Hiragana Times between July 2010 to December 2011 issues.

This book contains 18 stories. 


[Included History Makers]

IBUKA Masaru / INOU Tadataka / TAUCHI Chizuko / Children’s Congress of Taito Ward, Tokyo / Taro & Jiro / YAMAMOTO Isoroku / UMEYA Shoukichi / Oichi / The Three Sisters of Asai / NAGASHIMA Shigeo / TEZUKA Osamu / “Japanese Women Who Protested Against Nuclear ombs” / Ooshima Villagers, Kushimoto Town, Wakayama Prefecture / Sir Rutherford ALCOCK KCB / AKUTAGAWA Ryunosuke / Shinran / NAMIKI Michiko / TAIRA no Kiyomori

[Sample page]
*You can view the text up to 9 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: 72 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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