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I think the link you posted to the book on CD Japan goes to some sort of plastic folder with book artwork on it rather than the book? I couldn’t find the listing for the book on CD Japan when I searched.
I’ve never bought from Amazon.co.jp, but I’ve seen others on the forum mention buying from them from outside of Japan. I don’t know if a separate shipping service is needed to accept the package in Japan, then ship it to outside of Japan.
Copied from the ABBC home thread. Kinokuniya could be an option for people in USA.
Amazon JP do say they have more on the way when the 9 in stock are sold. I usually order from CD Japan if I’m getting a physical copy, but I have ordered from Amazon JP before to to the UK and had a good service. Book arrived in about a week.
I wonder if it might be worth splitting chapters 1 and 2 into separate weeks. The start of a book is often the most challenging part, especially for new readers. Perhaps a lower page count the first two weeks would help newer readers get going?
I just started learning japanese and this will be my first book.
At the moment i am level 7 in WK and on Chapter 8 in Genki. (I think i will be finished with Genki 1 at the start of the book).
Could someone give me an astimation? Is the Genki 1 Grammar enough for this one?
I´m really excited for this one because it will be my first reading attempt outside from Genki And i wanted to thank you guys for helping beginners out with these book clubs.
(btw i dont know if my english is readable, i am not a native, sorry for mistakes)
I think if you have finished Genki 1 by the start of the club that would be helpful! There will be grammar you haven’t learned yet, but people in the community are really great about answering questions and you can always look up the grammar. As long as, you’re willing to spend extra time looking stuff up I think you should be okay. Also, if you start and you find that the pace is too fast you can always read slower than the schedule to make it more manageable. (Also, your english is perfectly readable )
I think being familiar with all the inflections when you look up a verb in Jisho helps a lot. If there is anything Genki 1 doesn’t cover, just watching some Youtube videos would be helpful (I can suggest Japanese Ammo with Misa channel).