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    DescriptionThis comprehensive book helps you learn the 92 basic Kana characters and 2,136 standard Kanji characters. Looking to learn Japanese and improve your Japanese language abilities? Complete, compact and authoritative--this book provides all the information needed to learn kanji and kana, including the 92 basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols (known collectively as Japanese Kana) and the 2,136 standard Joyo Kanji characters that every Japanese person learns in school. This new and completely revised edition reflects recent changes made to the official Joyo kanji list by the Japanese government. The kana and kanji are presented in an easy and systematic way that helps you learn them quickly and retain what you have learned and improve your mastery of the Japanese language. The ability to read Japanese and write Japanese is an essential skill for any student and will build on their previous knowledge and improve on their overall capacity to learn Japanese. A concise index allows you to look up the Kanji in three different ways (so the book also serves as a Japanese Kanji dictionary) and extra spaces are provided to allow you to practice writing Japanese. This book contains: All 2,136 official Joyo kanji with readings and definitions. Characters are graded by their JLPT examination levels. Up to 5 useful vocabulary compounds for each kanji. Brush and pen cursive forms as well as printed forms. 19 tables summarizing key information about the characters. Kanji look-up indexes by radicals, stroke counts and readings.

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    Japanese Kanji and Kana
    A Complete Guide to the Japanese Writing System
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wolfgang Hadamitzky, By (author) Mark Spahn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    ISBN 13: 9784805311165
    ISBN 10: 4805311169

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    LC classification: PL679 .H26 2012
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    Edition statement
    Revised, Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    2,136 Kanji Charts and Stroke Order Diagrams; 20 Info Tables
    Tuttle Shokai Inc
    Imprint name
    Tuttle Shokai Inc
    Publication date
    10 April 2012
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    Author Information
    Wolfgang Hadamitzky is a freelance author of Japanese language learning materials and has worked as a librarian on the staff of the East Asia Department of the Berlin State Library and of the German Cultural Institute (Goethe Institute) in Tokyo. Mark Spahn has a background in mathematics, engineering, and computer science and has worked in Japan as a teacher, computer magazine writer, programmer, and translator. He is currently a technical translator and consultant. Hadamitzky and Spahn are the authors of numerous language learning and reference books including "The Learner's Japanese Kanji Dictionary," "The Kanji Dictionary" and "A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana" Books 1 and 2. All of which are available from Tuttle Publishing.
    Review quote
    "This will be a useful reference tool in the future...there are some good tips here." --"Deep Kyoto"
    Back cover copy
    Language oOne of the best modern texts. Highly recommended.ouThe Japan Times This new edition of the widely acclaimed reference classic now reflects the recent update of the Japanese governmentAEs official Joyo kanji list. What makes this guide the leader? A readable, detail-rich guide to all aspects of the Japanese writing system. It explains the kanji and kanaAEs history, orthography, and usage, as well as guides to writing, punctuation, romanization, and how to use Japanese dictionaries and reference books. For all 2,136 Joyo kanji, here are their officially recognized readings, most important definitions, and up to 5 useful compounds. And for maximum use to learners, the compounds use only kanji that have been introduced earlier. 19 essential tables, summarizing key infoufrom the 214 historical radicals, to the rules for determining a kanjiAEs radical, to the derivation of kana. oA helpful guide for anyone who needs to use kanji.o uMainichi Daily News