This book aims to help people who are interested in reading Japanese literature, especially Japanese novelists and manga writers, find new and interesting books to read. Through this book, you will learn how to find interesting books in the first level of Japanese reading. The last chapter is a list of further resources for reading Japanese literature for beginners.
I am Nikhil, a second-year PhD student in physics at Tokyo University. My major research interest is condensed matter physics, specifically the field of on-chip photonic devices and the research of the fundamentals behind them. However, I have been interested in reading and going beyond my 'proper' comfort zone (sci-fi novels). Thus, thanks to a wonderful friend in my on-campus study group and my introduction to a wonderful book club at ZKU, I started to explore Japanese reading.
Understanding Japanese Kanji and Hiragana is a necessary skill if we want to read Japanese. Kanji is the Japanese alphabet and it looks like 文言 at the end of some of the sentences. This is really just a glimpse at some of the kanji we’ll be learning. 7211a4ac4a