Synopses & Reviews
"This is the best kanji book available today. (It is) designed for beginners with a basic knowledge of Japanese to use in the classroom or for self-study." -- Modern Language Journal Whether you live in Japan or are just passing through, an everyday task like finding a street address, buying a train ticket, or doing business in a bank can be an ordeal if you do not read kanji. All entries include the readings, meanings, stroke orders, common compounds, and derivations of the kanji. Actual use of kanji is illustrated in sample materials, forms to fill out, and photos taken in public places in Japan, where the ability to read characters is indispensable. Quizzes and review exercises reinforce the lessons, making the text ideal for either classroom use or self-study. After careful study of this set of workbooks you will have learned 500 of the most important characters in Japanese and thousands of vocabulary words in which they appear.
In Japan, an everyday task like finding a street address can be an ordeal if you do not read kanji. 250 Essential Kanji for Everyday Use, Volume II , a workbook that when used in tandem with Volume I teaches 500 kanji characters most frequently seen in daily life in Japan. This is a book for anyone seeking a kanji workbook that is both practical and accessible.
Tackling kanji-the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters-is the most challenging aspect of learning the Japanese language. 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1
and Volume 2
are time-tested books that have now been enhanced and revised using proven methods from the Kanji Text Research Group at the University of Tokyo.
Together, these updated volumes incorporate all 410 kanji required for the AP exam, along with practice questions. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, with either an etymology or a memory aid offered to give students a basis for understanding and memorizing the kanji systematically and correctly.
Used in conjunction with Volume 1, these books contain all 410 kanji required for the U.S. Advanced Placement Japanese Exam
About the Author
The Kanji Text Research Group at the University of Tokyo has spent more than two decades focusing on the most effective methods of teaching kanji to new learners of Japanese. The group is based at the University's Graduate School of Engineering.