This book is very useful for those who will travel Japan but can not speak Japanese.
In Japan, not many people speak good English. So you might be troubled if you do not speak Japanese at all. So how do you communicate with Japanese?
Last time, when I travelled on the periphery of India, no one outside the hotel spoke English, so I used body language to convey my message. It was really tough (but it was fun).
I recommend 旅の指さし会話帳日本 'POINT-AND-SPEAK PHRASEBOOK'. This book contains lots of pictures and useful pharases in English and Japanese in lots of situation. You can just point out and show the picture to Japanese and they will understand what you want to say.
The pictures in this book capture attention in a good way and Japanse will be interested in helping you! This is the book I recommend for anyone who needs a quick and easy method of communication while in Japan.
This book is really useful for traveller! And it might be a good present for someone you know who is going to Japan and can't speak Japanese =)