Living Japanese : diversity in language and lifestyles : with online media
Karen Colligan-Taylor (2007)
This resource is designed to improve Japanese listening skills at intermediate to advanced level.
Presents a variety of Japanese people giving their opinions on a wide range of interesting topics from the changing face of families, women and work, university life and conversations with a Zen Priest.
The textbook introduces each person and topic with a complete profile in English followed by a kanji transcript of their interview plus grammar and vocabulary notes. The videos of the unscripted interviews are available for free from: