Genki, 3rd Ed., Volume I, Textbook

Genki, 3rd Ed., Volume I, Textbook

An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
3rd Edition
by Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki

Jump into learning Japanese with Genki! This comprehensive textbook series gives beginning college and adult learners a solid grounding in all four language skill areas. Easy-to-follow grammar explanations help students learn independently, and illustrated exercises and group activities enliven classroom instruction. 

The twelve lessons in the Genki Level 1 Textbook cover situations and subjects relating to daily life, following the high times (vacations, planning a first date, and eating out) and the low (going to the doctor and getting stood up on the first date!). The Conversation & Grammar and Reading & Writing sections offer a variety of stimulating, challenging exercises and easy-to-follow examples. Culture Notes in each lesson provide intriguing insights into Japanese culture and everyday life, shedding light on the "why" of Japanese language and grammar.

The Level 1 Textbook includes 145 kanji, comprehensive Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese indices, and frequently used vocabulary, expressions, and grammar, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.

Free streaming audio is available through the OTO Navi app, developed by the Japan Times Publishing for iOS and Android.


The Japan Times Publishing
Trim Size: 
7" x 10"
About the Series

Now in its 3rd edition, the most popular college Japanese language textbook series in the United States has been revised and updated for today’s classrooms. Genki gives novice college and adult learners a solid grounding in all four language skill areas, with easy-to-understand grammar explanations and humorous illustrations to keep learning fun and light-hearted.