Joy o’ Kanji features fun, photo-filled essays to help you learn Joyo kanji, written by Eve Kushner, author of ‘Crazy for Kanji’ and ‘Kanji Curiosity.’. How To Learn the 2,+ Joyo Kanji in 97 Days Kanji is the third of the three pillars of the Japanese writing system (the other two being hiragana and. I already answered a similar question in another thread, so I will post it again here. The answer is quite long, however be sure to read through all of it, as it.

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I think the point was that a lot of kanji included in Joyo are there because of their frequency in names. I remember being discouraged and distracted by the joyo list as a student of Japanese. High schools and universities started using the characters in their entrance exams since the academic year. But most of the common Non-Joyo Kanji you will simply learn through exposure.

I think there’s some stigma against putting too many of them back on the list. Still, point taken, my “issue” is rather pointless in the end, it’s one different consonant. Simplified characters first round second round. Which grades get which new characters I wonder…. Out of interest, how are they planning on fitting them into the school curriculum?


The Jouyou Kanji

The new list is currently said to have removed 5 kanji and added new ones, bringing the new kanhi from to characters. Retrieved 25 October If you are new to learning Japanese, read the Starter’s Guide.

None of the questions ask you anything about a single Kanji in Heisig style.

I remember reading a while back someone saying that the only non-Joyo kanji they’ve seen was an archaic Kanji for radiation I think they were a nuclear engineer or something similliar. They would be considered misspellings. Try to disconnect loanwords from their counterparts in the original language.

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Jōyō Kanji by Grade – Memrise

Isn’t that THE only way to learn the language as a foreigner, unless you literally go to japan knowing nothing and somehow learn everything without absorbing any media. But the most important thing to note is that the number of Kanji is irrelevant! Content creators wishing to advertise must kkanji the mods first. I would’ve said macaroni was the original spelling.

That was likely me. It’s hard to say exactly why some Kanji were kept off the list. What I think would be much more useful is an analysis of a large collection of works and solid statistical data on the frequency of each kanji. Sorry pressed post comment by accident why I hate typing on a touch Screen on the Wikipedia search: I do stand in agreement with you that this is a practically useless way to learn kanji, and that many of them that I have learned through the book I have never seen in writing.


In the past, I learned grade 1, then grade 2, then grade 3 Jouyou kanji. I’m not sure where you got that from. I totally agree with you. Nothing more, nothing less. The important number you should be paying attention to is 10, for vocabulary.

Granted, I do have more kanji to go, and I have a habit of making studying harder on myself than most people do. Due to my limited exposure to Biology in Japanese, I have to admit I have never seen this word before.

The Jouyou Kanji

What Raichu says makes sense. Some years later, as a side effect of reading, I now know a nice percentage of Jouyou kanji.

By the way, what was the compound for radiation that you saw?