A one-of-a-kind kanji study guide that introduces joyo kanji along with detailed, authentic notes about the historical development of each. As useful as it is fascinating, it's a book any new or aspiring scholar of Japanese will visit over and over.In clear, large-sized entires,A Guide to Remembering Japanese Charactersdetails each of the General Use Characters In clear, large-sized entires,A Guide to Remembering Japanese Charactersdetails each of the General Use Charactersthe 1,945 characters prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education for everyday use. Both Japanese readings and English meanings are given, along with stroke-count and stroke-order, examples of usage, and suggestions for memorizing. The components of each character are detailed. The kanji are graded according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing the student to prioritize them and track progress.Comprehensive and clear,A Guide to Remembering Japanese Charactersmakes Japanese writing accessible to everyone.