This booklet gives you all of the grammar and phrases you need to get by in the country, and is presented in a simple way.
It is structured in a way that you can work through the chapters, to pick up the basic language and grammar rules.
It begins with the very simple (10 most useful phrases for a newcomer), then builds on this in easy stages to give you the language and tools needed to get to grips with speaking Basic Japanese.
With this book, you will already have picked up a great deal of the language and grammar, be able to make basic conversation converse with the locals and build your own sentences and phrases with the language given.
The book is useful, just as the title states, as 'all you need to get by' when travelling or living in the country, or as a primer for learning more advanced Japanese (i.e. to give you the basics so that you can then move onto the more advanced).
You will also find ‘The Most Basic Japanese’ an invaluable tool to keep with you for its simple presentation of the language needed for various situations – e.g. in a taxi, restaurant, bar or shop.
Good luck and safe travels!
NB. Similar books are also available for Chinese, Vietnamese & Lithuanian: If relevant to you, you can look for: "The Most Basic (language) - All You Need to Know to Get By".