Japanese Kanji

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The merits in learning Kanji go further than just improving reading and writing skills.
Many Japanese words are made by combining two or three Kanji. These are called Kanji compound.
Kanji compounds are not only used as technical terms or literary words. Many Kanji compounds are
frequently used in daily conversation. Thus learning Kanji compounds also improves oral skills.

Japanese Kanji came from China in the 5th to the 6th centuries.... Learn more - Kanji Overview -


Kanji Words with Sentences

(Enlarge your Kanji included vocabulary)

For Kanji Beginner & Intermediate


Essential Kanji 200 - First step to learning Kanji

This is an introductory material for those who will learn Kanji for the first time.
We have selected the basic 200 Kanjis from our learning materials 2001.Kanji.Odyssey.

You may hesitate to start learning Kanji, then please start it with this.
We are sure that you can make your first step with confidence.

If you want to keep on your Kanji study after this, the 2001.Kanji.Odyssey is ready.

About Kanji in Japanese language

Kanji Overview & Important Bushu (Radical)

Japanese Kanji came from China in the 5th to the 6th centuries. Then later Hiragana and Katakana evolved to represent "readings" in Japanese. There are about 15,000 characters used in modern Japanese, out of over 50,000 that exists.

Effective Kanji Learning - 2001.Kanji.Odyssey

There may be more than one reading for single Kanji, but not all readings are frequently used.
With most Japanese Kanji, only one or two readings per character are frequently used.
So it is necessary to separate important Kanji from less important Kanji, important readings from less important readings and focus on the vital things in order to learn Kanji efficiently.

Main learning materials for Kanji


This material is suitable for those who are new to Kanji learning or for those who have already learned the basic Kanji.

Over 3,600 Important vocabulary with Audio

Over 3,000 Example sentences with Audio

2001.Kanji.Odyssey Workbook - Level 1

50 Chapters which cover 2001.Kanji.Odyssey Level 1 (555 Kanjis)

PDF files are also provided.

2001.Kanji.Odyssey Workbook - Level 2

52 Chapters which cover 2001.Kanji.Odyssey Level 2 (555 Kanjis)

PDF files are also provided.


Kanji Quiz - Guess What?

Many Kanjis are made from two or more parts.
Sometimes, not always, you can guess the meaning of Kanji from the parts.

Can you guess what the following Kanji is?

For Kanji Upper Beginner and Intermediate learners

Kanji Word Power

This is for Intermediate Kanji learners who have completed the Level 2
in order to enlarge Kanji-Included vocabulary.

Kanji words are grouped by 5 vocabularies according to a specific topic.

The different usages of each Kanji word are given in the examples.

For Kanji Intermediate learners


Other materials for learning Kanji

Writing Practice Sheets for 555 Kanjis

It is necessary to write Kanji characters in order to memorize them.
Animations / tables of stroke order are provided in 2001.Kanji.Odyssey.

6 PDF files, Total 110 pages

2,136 Joyo Kanji List

In 2010, Joyo Kanji has revised after 29 years.
New Joyo Kanji consists of 2,136 Kanji characters.
Here, 2,136 New Joyo Kanji List & Complete Joyo On Kun readings.

Joyo Kanji List(44 pages)


196 New Joyo Kanji List

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