Nakama 1: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context
Authors: Seiichi Makino, Yukiko Abe Hatasa, Kazumi Hatasa
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin
This proficiency-oriented introductory Japanese program emphasizes practical communication, the development of all four language skills, student interaction, and cultural awareness. Nakama 1 consists of 12 chapters, and Nakama 2 consists of a review chapter, plus 10 additional chapters. Both volumes feature thematically organized chapters that focus on high-frequency communicative situations and introduce students to the Japanese language and its three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.