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Entertainment & Enrichment Material


In addition to the books and video tapes available to check out at the San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church library, the Parents Association had purchased additional entertainment and enrichment material that are available to our students to check out. Please see our librarians if you are interested in checking out any of the following items.


Books
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A Dictionary of Japanese Particles
Kawashima, Sue
ISBN: 4-7700-2352-9

This dictionary covers over 100 particles in alphabetical order, giving the meaning of each and providing sample sentences of each meaning. Some illustrations are provided where clarification is necessary.
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Berlitz: Japanese Reference Dictionary
Random House
ISBN: 2-8315-7124-3

This up-to-date dictionary contains over 50,000 entries with idioms, phrases, and common expressions. With Romaji and Kana/Kanji.
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Inch-High Samurai, The
McCarthy, Ralph
Kodansha Int'l Ltd
ISBN: 4-7700-2100-1

A Japanese cousin to Tom Thumb, Inchy Bo is a brave little bowl who sailed to the Capital in a teacup and fought a demon with a needle to win the love of the lord's daughter, Lady Haru.
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Kintaro, the Nature Boy
McCarthy, Ralph
Kodansha Int'l Ltd
ISBN: 4-7700-2102-X

Raised in a mountain forest by a beautiful mother, Kintaro's gentle nature and strength win him the love and admiration of all the forest creatures. Eventually recruited by a famous samurai lord, the boy goes on to earn fame and fortune after conquering a band of evil demons.
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Moon Princess, The
McCarthy, Ralph
Kodansha Int'l Ltd
ISBN: 4-7700-2099-6

An old bamboo cutter finds a tiny child in the hollow of a bamboo stalk. The child grows into a beauty who attracts many suitors, but her destiny shines far off in the sky.
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The Adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy
McCarthy, Ralph
Kodansha Int'l Ltd
ISBN: 4-7700-2098-8

Momotaro, the boy born from the peach, is one of the most beloved Japanese folk tale. Momotaro's expedition to the Land of the Demons, accompanied by his faithful companions, the Dog, the Monkey, and the Pheasant, is filled with fun and excitement.
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Urashima and the Kingdom Beneath the Sea
McCarthy, Ralph
Kodansha Int'l Ltd
ISBN: 4-7700-2100-3

Urashima, the brave young fisherman who visits the Kingdom Beneath the Sea in this magical legend, is sometimes thought of as Japan's own Rip Van Winkle.



Software
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Instant Immersion Japanese: Talk Now! Japanese
Instant Immersion Japanese: World Talk Japanese
Topics Entertainment

This software uses the Euro Method, the simple and effective method so many Europeans used to learn to speak a second language quickly. Talk Now! is the beginners CD. World Talk is the intermediate CD.
Kana-kun (Multimedia Kana Learning System)
Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.

Learn to read and write hiragana and katagana with animation, sounds, and computer generated illustrations.
Kantaro Volume 1 (Multimedia Kanji Learning System)
Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.

Learn and remember 200 kanji characters through pictures, morph animation, interactive games, and reading drills.
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The Rosetta Stone Japanese Explorer
The Rosetta Stone Application CD-ROM
Fairchild Language Technologies

This award-winning program has over 800 real-life color pictures and phrases spoken by native speakers. It assists in development in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing.
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KidSpeak 6-in-1
Transparent Language

KidSpeak is an award-winning educational software program that makes learning a second language fun and easy for kids of all ages. Your children will enjoy the delightful combination of animation, fun activities, and interactive games, puzzles and songs. Includes Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Hebrew in one package.



DVDs
Archives of Studio Ghibli, Part 1
Studio Ghibli


1) Mononoke Hime aka Princess Mononoke (1997)
2) Kaze no Tani no Naushika aka Nausica: Of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
3) Omohide Poro Poro aka Only Yesterday (1991)

Archives of Studio Ghibli, Part 2
Studio Ghibli


1) Mimi wo Sumaseba aka Whisper of the Heart (1995)
2) Tonari no Totoro aka My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
3) Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko aka Pom Poko (1994)

Archives of Studio Ghibli, Part 3
Studio Ghibli


1) Kurenai no Buta aka Porco Rosso (1992)
2) Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta aka Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
3) Majo no Takkyuubin aka Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Archives of Studio Ghibli, Part 4
Studio Ghibli


1) Hotaru no Haka aka Grave of the Fireflies (1998)
2) Umi ga Kikoeru aka I Can Hear the Ocean Waves (1993)
3) On Your Mark (Music Video) (1995)

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Doraemon Collection, Part 1

Vol. 1 DV270E-1
Vol. 2 DV270E-2
Vol. 3 DV270E-3

Doraemon is a humorous children's manga (later a TV-series) about a boy named Nobi Nobita who is so unlucky, weak, and lazy that his descendants had to send the family cat-like robot named Doraemon back in time to help him out. Doraemon has a four-dimensional pocket which contains cool futuristic gadgets and devices. With these toys, Doraemon will try to prevent Nobita from becoming a complete failure in adulthood.
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Doraemon Collection, Part 2

Vol. 1 DV338E-1E
Vol. 2 DV338E-2E

Doraemon is a humorous children's manga (later a TV-series) about a boy named Nobi Nobita who is so unlucky, weak, and lazy that his descendants had to send the family cat-like robot named Doraemon back in time to help him out. Doraemon has a four-dimensional pocket which contains cool futuristic gadgets and devices. With these toys, Doraemon will try to prevent Nobita from becoming a complete failure in adulthood.