Wolfgang Haddamitzky has worked in Olso and Tokyo on the staff of the German Cultural Institute (Goethe Institute) and as a librarian of the East Asia section of the Berlin State Library. Mark Spahnhas a background in mathematics, engineering, and computer science. He worked for many years in Japan as a teacher, computer magazine writer, programmer, and translator. He currently lives in the United States, where he is active as a translator and consultant. Wolfgang Haddamitzky and Mark Spahn are the authors of numerous language learning and reference books, including A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana (Book II), Kanji & Kana: A Handbook of the Japanese Writing System, The Learners Kanji Dictionary and The Kanji Dictionary, all of which are available from the Tuttle Language Library.
"Overall, this book can actually teach you a good deal of Japanese in three months ... it could come in handy if you're the type of student who simply wants to learn Japanese grammar in a short period of time." -- Language Trainers