Whether you are studying Japanese or already know the language this dictionary is very useful. It includes kanji, romanji along with a concise meaning for both English and Japanese. It is organized for an English speaker instead of the Japanese alphabetical order which makes finding words easier for a non-native speaker. The blue color highlighting the words is good for quickly finding the word. All in all, this book is a very good investment. I've used this dictionary for several years now and purchased one for a student.