Japanese Textbooks

On this page you’ll find my recommended list of Japanese textbooks and other resources to help you learn Japanese.

Most of these are affiliate links and when you purchase through these links you are directly supporting this site at no extra cost to you.

While we greatly appreciate support for keeping this site running, we completely understand if you wish to purchase these resources from other sources.

Thank you from all of us at Japanese4Life!


Genki

Genki I Textbook
Genki I Textbook

The Genki series is the most popular Japanese textbooks for self-study or classroom learning

White Rabbit Japan


Japanese For Busy People

Japanese for Busy People I (Kana version)
Japanese for Busy People I (Kana version)

Japanese for Busy People are the most popular Japanese textbooks for full-time workers or people with little free time.


Japanese Grammar Dictionaries

Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

Best references for Japanese grammar


Shin Kanzen Master (JLPT)

Shin Kanzen Master (N2 Series)
Shin Kanzen Master (N2 Series)

Shin Kanzen Master are the most comprehensive JLPT books out there. They cover everything in great detail.


Pattern-Bestu Tettei Drill

Pattern-Bestu Tettei Drill (N4)
Pattern-Bestu Tettei Drill (N4)

Collections of mock tests and quizzes to help you prepare for the JLPT.

White Rabbit Japan