|Kanji ABC: A Systematic Approach to Japanese Characters (English and Japanese Edition)||
An excellent alternative to Remembering the Kanji. I prefer this book because I like to make up my own mnemonics, and it includes readings for the kanji.
|Remembering the Kanji 1: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters||
A widely used and helpful reference for learning kanji.
|An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Vol. 1 (English and Japanese Edition)||
A popular fundamental textbook. A pretty great book if you're new to Japanese.
|Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese - Level 1-3 Set||
If you've got the bucks and want an alternative to textbooks, this program is for you.
|Jimi's Book of Japanese: A Motivating Method to Learn Japanese (Hiragana) (English and Japanese Edition)||
A fun and easy way to learn hiragana and acquire some basic vocabulary.
|Jimi's Book of Japanese: A Motivating Method to Learn Japanese (Katakana) (Jimi's Book of Japanese) (English and Japanese Edition)||
Companion to the hiragana volume, this book is fun and useful for learning katakana.
|Clueless In Tokyo: Explorer's Sketchbook Of Weird And Wonderful Things In Japan||
If you're new to Japan, this book will help you be a little less clueless about the culture.
|Squeamish About Sushi: And other Food Adventures in Japan||
An amusing book, good for expanding your knowledge of Japanese food beyond California rolls.
|Pimsleur Japanese Level 1 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs (Comprehensive)||
If you've got a ton of money, no Japanese ability, and just want to get up and running with the language as fast as possible, this course is for you.