Tsukuba Language Group Books Praised
If you are looking for Japanese textbooks, you may want to try out Situational Functional Japanese by the Tsukuba Language Group.
I’ve used several textbooks; the series I found the best was Situational Functional Japanese by the Tsukuba Language Group. The book introduces you to lots of kanji from the beginning, and gives you both formal and casual speech, which is often not the case in beginner textbooks.
Can any Tsukuba residents confirm or deny the usefulness of these textbooks?