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“Japan Watching,” Digital Book with English-Japanese Audio

Introducing Japanese Life Through Humorous Essays
by Hiragana Times, Editor-in-Chief

Digital Version
1,250 yen

Japan Watching Cover

This book brings together popular “Japan Watching” essays serialized in Hiragana Times from October 2007 to September 2009 issues. Popular with readers and highly acclaimed by those in the know, these essays introduce Japanese life through humorous episodes.

With a different set of values than foreigners, Japanese have developed their own unique social customs. We would like readers to deepen their knowledge of Japanese life through these essays.

24 “Japan Watching” stories + 9 “Japan Practices” columns

[Sample 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: 101 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: 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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