Obentoo is an innovative, three-stage course for junior and senior high school learners that offers an exciting, culturally based approach to study of the Japanese language. Its clear, colorful layout allows for a lively presentation of Japanese language and culture. Obentoo 2 is set at an international school in Japan. Student books feature colorful, easy-to-use layouts, clear explanations of grammar and vocabulary, and richly illustrated manga-style cartoons, also in audio recordings. Songs, cultural and socio-cultural background, and stimulus material for follow-up activities are integrated into the lessons in Obentoo 2. The lesson structure of Obentoo 2 is similar to Obentoo 1, but Obentoo 2 focuses more on particular language points, and includes a new section which provides lots of current, authentic expressions to expand students' vocabulary. Student Books also feature explanatory notes on language taught in each unit, handy particle, adjective and verb charts, and comprehensive Japanese-English/English-Japanese word lists. Each stage of the Obentoo course consists of a Student Book, a Workbook, audio material and teacher support material.