This new edition offers up-to-date coverage of essential day-to-day vocabulary for both Japanese and English, with over 15,000 words and phrases, and 20,000 translations. In a tough flexicover format, this dictionary now offers a brand-new phrasefinder, making it an ideal companion for travel and quick reference. The latest words in both Japanese and English have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today. The new easy-to-use phrasefinder gives you fast access to the words and expressions you need for everyday situations: shopping, traveling, asking for directions, or finding a place to stay. The conversion charts for distance, weights and measures, and clothing and shoe sizes make traveling easier than ever. There is also additional help on grammar points including tricky issues regarding numbers, counters, and dates.