What are the best books in learning the Japanese language?

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    #1Minna no Nihongo: Bk. 2

    Minna no Nihongo: Bk. 2

    Minna no Nihongo is a book by Author that will allow you to learn the basic Nihongo words and phrases just by reading this book. It is great for learners who are really eager to learn fats and efficiently. 

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    Crystal Valdez
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This isn't a book that is good for me. I cannot read Japanese and this is catering more towards people who can."
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    #2Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow

    Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow

    Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow is a book by Kakuko Shoji that guides learners how to create and pronounce words and phrases. It also widens the vocabulary and emotive expressions. 

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    Antonia Valenzuela
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is a wonderful resource for the beginner or the intermediate that is looking to hone their skills. I found the book easy to use. This is one of the best books I have found on learning the Japanese language."
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    #3Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary

    Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary

    Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary is a book by Marlene Goodman that introduces the Japanese language with the help of pictures. Amateur speakers will easily understand with the help of this book. 

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    Benjamin Greene
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This made learning Japanese easy for me. It offers a different way of learning, with pictures, and it's just as effective as other methods."
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    #4Jpn-Tobira (Japanese and English Edition)

    Jpn-Tobira (Japanese and English Edition)

    Jpn-Tobira is a book by Mayumi Oka that serves as a guide for learners with intermediate knowledge in the Japanese Language. It opens the door for additional studies.

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    David Carter
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Great book for leveling up your ability in Japanese. Helped me a lot in my university Japanese course."
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    #5Read Japanese today

    Read Japanese today
    Read Japanese today is a book by Len Welsh that teaches the readers 300 of the most common kanji. This will help them with simple words and phrases that can be used daily. 
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    Johnny Thomas
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Read Japanese Today is a great teaching tool for those that wish to learn the complex Japanese language. With 300 of the most common kanji, Read Japanese Today takes readers through many simple phrases that will aide them in everyday life as they learn Japanese. If you are looking for a book that will get you started on this incredible language, this is it."
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    #6Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary

    Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary
    Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary is a book by Kodansha International that serves as a modern Kanji dictionary that is suited for modern man and woman with a busy schedule.
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    Kathy Smith
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Learning Japanese is hard enough, but kanji are almost impossible. This handy guide actually explains a lot about kanji and helped me to understand the finicky things. It's great because you can also kind of read Chinese as well!"
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    #7Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I

    Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I

    Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese is a book by  Eri Banno that serves as a supplementary learning material for beginners in the Japanese language. 

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    Randy Webb
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Genki I is a simple and easy to pick up book that makes it easy to learn Japanese. I was really impressed with it!"
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    #8Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure

    Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure

    Japanese the Manga Way is a book by Wayne Lammers that makes learning easy and fun. This book is in the form of a Manga so you will not be bored while learning the Japanese language.

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    Craig Jackson
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Japanese manga illustrated guide. People who like manga may like this product."
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    #9Kokoro

    Kokoro

    Natsumi Soseki's Kokoro is a novel attempts to describe the transition of the Japanese society from the old to the modern era by describing the friendship between a young man and his teacher, and later in the book, with his parents.

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    Jeffrey Graham
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Kokoro is a fantastic book for novices and intermediate readers alike. It's a really fantastic read."
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