◇Chikako Ogiwara, Mariko Saito, & Tokumi Ito
Continuing on from Nihongo Jokyu Washa
e no Michi: Kichinto Tsutaeru Gijutsu to Hyogen (The Way to Become an Advanced Speaker of Japanese: Techniques and
Expressions for Effective Communication), this conversation textbook is aimed at those who wish to go beyond simply being an advanced speaker of Japanese.
The book aims at the fluent speaker being able to (1) explain and describe topics related to social and more specialist themes, (2) express his or her frank opinions in a way that does not damage relationships, and (3) persuade, advise and negotiate while at the same time showing consideration for the position of the learner's conversational partner. This book has the distinctive feature of allowing the learner to advance to more smoother communication when consciously talking about specific topics while at the same time showing consideration for his/her conversational partner's views.