J-PEAK: Japanese for Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo

Text for training logical thinking and communication skills in Japanese
A new series of intermediate to advanced level textbooks developed by the University of Tokyo

This is a series of comprehensive textbooks aimed at intermediate and advanced Japanese language learners. They are aimed at encouraging learners to use their Japanese language skills to think analytically and critically, and to become able to express logical opinions. The topics, selected from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, are balanced, and stimulate intellectual curiosity. They also seek to help learners achieve strong background knowledge through intensive reading, speed reading, and listening activities, as well as develop high-level thinking skills and communication skills by making presentations, debates, and opinion pieces.