A popular self-study guide for students of Japanese. Each chapter covers a grammar point: i.e., a part of speech (noun, verb, preposition), a word's function in a sentence (subject, direct object, indirect object), a grammatical term (tense, polite vs. plain form, topic). Each chapter is divided into two sections. 1. In English: grammar is explained as it relates to English, anticipating concepts necessary for Japanese. 2. In Japanese: grammar is explained as it relates to Japanese; examples in romanized Japanese, with word-for-word meaning and grammatical identification. Points out similarities, differences, and alerts students to pitfalls. This self-study guide is part of the O&H Study Guide series for students of foreign languages. Experience has shown that students using the O&H Japanese Study Guide improve their performance in Japanese grammar thanks to a better understanding of English grammar. Teachers can devote more class time to developing communicative skills.