Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - Textbook II

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“Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - Textbook II”, or “初級日本語 げんき II 【第2版】” in Japanese, is a textbook written by Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa, and Kyoko Tokashiki and made for learners with elementary Japanese abilities. With this book, you will learn how to strengthen your comprehensive with this 386-page book.

Extra media: “Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - Textbook II” comes with 1 CD-ROM that includes audio material in MP3 files (6 hours).

About the “Genki” series

The “Genki” series is known to be one of the finest methods to start studying the fundamentals of Japanese. They use a pedagogical method that focuses on the four most important language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The 23 units are divided into two volumes that cover a broad range of elementary grammar topics, all the kanji required for JLPT N5 and N4 tests and around 1100 Japanese words. “Genki” lessons also incorporate a large number of words and sentences that can be useful for students in daily situations, and provide a complete-comprehensive range of communicative practices.

Learn more about the “Genki” series


  • Conversation and Grammar
    • Chapter 13: アルバイト探し (Looking for a Part-time Job)
    • Chapter 14: バレンタインデー (Valentine's Day )
    • Chapter 15: 長野旅行 (A Trip to Nagano)
    • Chapter 16: 忘れ物 (Lost and Found)
    • Chapter 17: ぐちとうわさ話 (Grumble and Gossip)
    • Chapter 18: ジョンさんのアルバイト (John's Part-time Job)
    • Chapter 19: 出迎え (Meeting the Boss)
    • Chapter 20: メアリーさんの買い物 (Mary's Shopping)
    • Chapter 21: どろぼう (Burglar)
    • Chapter 22: 日本の教育 (Education in Japan)
    • Chapter 23: 別れ (Good-bye)
  • Reading and Writing
    • Chapter 13: 日本のおもしろい経験 (Interesting Experiences in Japan)
    • Chapter 14: 悩みの相談 (Personal Advice Column)
    • Chapter 15: 私が好きな所 (My Favorite Place)
    • Chapter 16: まんが「ドラえもん (The Manga Doraemon )
    • Chapter 17: オノ・ヨーコ (Yoko Ono)
    • Chapter 18: 大学生活 (College Life)
    • Chapter 19: 手紙とメール (Letters and E-mails)
    • Chapter 20: 猫の皿 (A Cat’s Plate)
    • Chapter 21: 厄年 (Unlucky Ages)
    • Chapter 22: 友美さんの日記 (Tomoni’s Diary)
    • Chapter 23: これはどんな顔? (What Does This Face Mean?)

Supplementary information

  • Title in Japanese: 初級日本語 げんき II 【第2版】
  • Romanization of the title: Shokyū Nihongo Genki Ii (Dai 2 Ban)
  • Editor: The Japan Times
  • Authors: Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa, and Kyoko Tokashiki
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Book format: 257 × 182 mm
  • Pages: 386 pages
  • Weight: 864 grams
  • ISBN: 9784789014434

Information about The Japan Times, the company that publishes this textbook

“Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - Textbook II” is edited by The Japan Times, a publishing company based in Tokyo that is making the longest-established English-language daily newspaper in Japan. Indeed, “The Japan Times” is the name of this newspaper that has been published since 1897 and that allows foreign residents who live in Japan to have information from home and abroad in a language other than Japanese. Apart from its eponym daily newspaper, the company which is behind “The Japan Times” also sells magazines and Japanese language books, such as the Genki and Kanji in Context series, both of which are very popular with English-speaking students.

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