Best Way to Learn Japanese Kanji

How to Learn Japanese Kanji

Kanji are "Chinese characters" used to denote Japanese words.

Japanese Kanji for numerals:
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How to Learn Japanese Kana

Japanese Symbols for the five basic vowels:
Hiragana: a あ i い u う e え o お
Katakana: a ア i イ u ウ e エ o オ

The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary: Revised and Expanded [Paperback] Jack Halpern (Editor), Y.-H. Tohsaku (Foreword) (2013, 2e; first edition was 2001)

See our web page on Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary (2e) for details.

Essential Kanji: 2,000 Basic Japanese Characters Systematically Arranged For Learning and Reference (2007; originally 1973)

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Guide to Writing Japanese Kanji and Kana: Book 1 (2004) by Wolfgang Hadamitzky and Mark Spahn

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Kanji de Manga: The Comic Book that Teaches You How to Read and Write Japanese; Volume 1 (2004) by Glenn Kardy; art by Chihiro Hattori

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Kanji Power: A Workbook For Mastering Japanese Characters (1993) by John Millen

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