Kanji Starter 1 (Paperback)

By Daiki Kusuya

Stone Bridge Press, 9781933330143, 197pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

List Price: 9.95*
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With just these two books, students can learn a quarter of the two thousand characters designated for "daily use" by the Japanese government. Volume 1 concentrates on pictographs and contains some two hundred kanji with memory aids, explanatory drawings, examples of kanji formation by combining elements, and common-use word compounds. Volume 2 contains three hundred more kanji, including those of more abstract construction. Each volume is in a handy size and contains a complete stroke-count index. Recommended as a classroom supplement for all levels.

About the Author

Born in Tokyo, Daiki Kusuya is a translator of scientific documents. He is also author of Katakana Tangology.