By Aurora Cacciapuoti
Pairing words and characters with whimsical illustrations, each section features examples of word pronunciation, the three main Japanese writing systems (kanji, hiragana, and katakana), and common Japanese elements.
By Sanae Ishida. Simple, charming scenes with sumo wrestlers help young readers learn the concept of opposites, like awake and asleep, and up and down. The Japanese word that corresponds to the English word for each opposite is included.