Point-and-Speak Conversation Book: Life in Japan
This book can help English speakers in Japan enjoy a richer life. It is similar to Point-and-Speak Phrasebook: Japan, but goes beyond the basics for those living in Japan. Recommend for people living in Japan with limited Japanese ability. It is also a good tool for those who are looking for a fun way to learn Japanese language or get familiar with Japan. It is designed as a communication tool between a Japanese and non-Japanese person. Every item, phrase, and sentence is combined with pictures and written in English and Japanese (in Hiragana/Katakana or kanji and with written pronunciation). So even if you don't know the word or are unsure about the pronunciation, you can just point on the pictures in the book and show it to a Japanese person. For beginning Japanese learners, the book serves as a playful vocabulary builder with lots of cute, comic-style illustrations. The book not only helps with practical getting-around information, but also includes helpful advice on Japanese culture, good manners and behavior. Everything in this book is written in English and Japanese, from the introduction to the "useful hints for living in Japan" section at the end. It’s a great way to break the ice and interaction with Japanese who are likely to enjoy this friendly and amusing book.