Monthly archives: June, 2013

Jōyō Kanji List 常用漢字一覧表

This is a list of the 1,945 Joyo Kanji (常用漢字), otherwise known as the “daily use” or “general use” characters. These were designated by Japan’s Ministry of Education in 1981 as the standard characters to be used in government publications, and students graduating from secondary schools are expected to have mastered them. Since most newspapers …

Standard Kanji List 基本漢字表

The 6,355 kanji below, 1,945 of which are classified as Jōyō Kanji (常用漢字), are all the kanji most of us will ever encounter in Japanese. The list contains the standard kanji character set from the JIS X 0208, which is made up of the JIS第1水準漢字 and the JIS第2水準漢字 character sets. Apparently, these are also equivalent …