Clay Boutwell


Clay Boutwell and his wife Yumi are the authors of several top ten books on learning Japanese, including: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese, and Hikoichi, the first in their Japanese Reader Collection series. They currently have seventeen titles and are slowly adding more readers and study guides as ebooks and paperbacks.

Their company also produces software for mobile devices (iPhone, Windows 8, and Android) as well as downloadable readers and lessons for PCs and Macs.

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Japanese Reader Collection Volume 3: The Inch-High Samurai
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese, Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
Japanese Reader with FREE MP3s Inch-High Samurai: Read--in Japanese--how a tiny, yet very brave samurai manages to marry a princess. Kaguya Hime: An old man finds a girl in a bamboo stalk and raises her as his own. It turns out, she is out of this world.
Japanese Reader Collection Volume 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Momotaro is by far Japan's most famous fairy tale. Now, you can read this famous mukashi banashi in real Japanese. Momotaro is a boy born of a peach who grows up to be a brave and mighty man. Oni are invading the village. The villagers beg Momotaro to get rid of the menance. Together with three strange allies, Momotaro heads off to Onigashima to defeat the Oni boss.
Kanji 100: Learn the Most Useful Kanji in Japanese
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
For Beginners of the Japanese language. Includes FREE MP3s (download link found on the last page) Learn the most common readings, useful example jukugo (kanji combinations), stroke order, and understand usage with an example sentence for each kanji. Best of all, download the 100 sound files from our server and listen while you learn. We are also including a PDF version in the download to print.
Japanese Grammar 100 in Plain English
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Foreign Languages
Recommended for Beginners of Japanese. This ebook is intended to introduce important grammatical points in a structured way. We will introduce only the 100 most useful grammatical points ordered by how common they are in beginner level textbooks.
Kotowaza, Japanese Proverbs and Sayings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese
NEWLY REVISED: Now with a FREE download link including all MP3s of the proverbs and the example sentences (fast and slow recordings) + a PDF of the ebook to print. Fifty Highly Useful Kotowaza--Japanese Proverbs with detailed explanations and illustrations. These proverbs represent some of the more useful kotowaza heard in daily Japanese life.

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