Great improvements! I've already known this book in its old form 'cos I found it in the library of my former university, but when I read the description and saw that they added cds, I said to me "hey, let's buy it!" It will be the companion of "Progressing from intermediate..."by the same publisher as my stuff for improving the language in the next 3 or 4 months! I've always appreciated the approach of the Mizutani on japanese, so I know that at the same time I can improve my knowledge of kanji, vocabulary, grammar ad so on. The old version was simply articles with word list, thing that was no...続きを読む ›
It's at a fairly advanced level, but all the kanji are given with furigana and English translation below the new article. (The articles themselves contain no furigana.) I would not say that the articles are interesting, but they are important to learn. Topics like hay fever, expiration dates, pollution, and so on. Also the articles are all very short, so they don't seem so daunting.