When you're a fish out of water, it can be hard to just be yourself and live a comfortable life. 生活者としての外国人向け 私らしく暮らすための 日本語ワークブック, literally translated to "Japanese Workbook for Foreign Residents in Japan to Live Life Like Themselves," attempts to address that concern. It is specifically designed for community-based Japanese language education programs, which are often run by the help of local Japanese volunteers.
Each chapter features a practical topic related to daily life in Japan, like expressing food preferences, buying your pick of daily essentials, or getting the haircut you want. With this workbook, a foreign resident in Japan (or a group of a few learners) is expected to pair up with a local Japanese volunteer so that they can get helpful insight from locals while getting to practice and learn Japanese. The topics and discussion points are thoughtfully picked, not only to teach the learner the Japanese language, but also to encourage all the participants to get to know each other and each others' cultures.
All the kanji in the textbook have furigana on them, and most of the content has English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Portuguese translations. A simple guide for Japanese grammar basics, like verb conjugations and grammar concepts from each chapter are at the end of the book for quick reference. An additional guide is also available online for local partners to know more about how to lead sessions effectively, be a better language partner or a more helpful local helper for the learners. Overall, it's a very thoughtful workbook with good intentions.