Beginning Japanese and Beginning Japanese Workbook


I picked these books up in Singapore before leaving for the Philippines so I can start my adventure with learning the Japanese language.  I’ve also been using to help build vocabulary and familiarize myself with hiragana, katakana, and some basic kanji, but you can’t learn a language without understanding the grammar, conjugations and particles.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg of course, but you get the point.

I haven’t had time yet to crack them open and get started on studying them.  Things have been pretty hectic around here.  Later on, after I’ve gone through them both a few times, I’ll post a review about how effective they are.  In the meantime, has anyone used these books before?  Thoughts?  Opinions?