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Dictionaries and Related Books 辞典と関連の本

Below are some dictionaries I think Japanese language learners might find useful, though they are only a tiny fraction of all the materials available out there––kanji dictionaries alone could probably fill several library bookcases. Think of these as a good start. Beginners 初心者 I didn’t use any of these dictionaries when I was a beginner, …

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 …