All the language textbooks published by "The Japan Times" I have read share a similar approach, from basic level (genki series) to more advanced levels, and this "intermediate Japanese" makes no exception. It's a good and well balanced resource to deal with, though I'd say the method is anything but innovative.
What it's really disappointing, in my opinion, is not the overall quality of the book and its approach, but the fact that nearly all the contents are America themed discussions: American people interacting with Japanese, American habits, American way of thinki...続きを読む ›
The book is very nice. However, it is quite difficult, but it's not that big of a problem. I have studied from "Genki" series before, so this book was the perfect transition to more complex Japanese language.