Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture is a coursebook that is based on the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education, and offers learning in both language and culture.
Marugoto offers two methods of study: Katsudoo and Rikai for A1 and A2.
“Katsudoo: Coursebook for Communicative Language Activities” aims to increase communicative skill and responds to the needs of learners who desire to become able to speak in Japanese with the Japanese people near them in as short a time as possible.
With the purpose of furthering the understanding of characters, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence patterns, “Rikai: Coursebook for Communicative Language Competences” responds to the needs of learners who can already use Japanese, but wish to systematically study its structure as a language, as they do not understand it well.
Katsudoo and Rikai have a rich source of full-color photographs and illustrations. All realistic dialogues are provided as audio learning materials.
If you use both, you can make progress in your overall Japanese proficiency.
See this website for further information about the series.