I have taught Japanese in Australia and Taiwan over 40 years and conducted research into the teaching and learning of Japanese as a foreign language. My Japanese language textbook, Voices from Japan, published by Kuroshio Publishers, Tokyo is used widely by learners of Japanese in English speaking countries and in Taiwan. I am currently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland and research and publish locally and internationally on the history of Japanese settlement in Australia, including the Japanese internment during WW2.
This book has been written for people who are learning Japanese in classes and independently, and for teachers of Japanese. It offers practical ideas on how to learn Japanese and what to learn through the experiences of those who have become users of the language.