OverviewYookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese is the first volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition it was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening speaking reading and writing) and offer a full complement of ancillary materials. In this text grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese rather than as a focal point. The rich illustration program--including photographs line drawings and realia--provides an attractive context for language learning.