Cover image for Japanese kanji fast finder / Laurence Matthews.
Japanese kanji fast finder / Laurence Matthews.
Publication Information:
Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2018]

Physical Description:
xiii, 64, 64 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Date of publication taken from publisher's web site.


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Material Type
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495.6321 MAT Book Adult General Collection

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Anyone studying Kanji has wished for a reference that would enable them to look up a character by its shape alone.

Now, Japanese Kanji Fast Finder delivers precisely that: a study aid that lets users look up Japanese Kanji quickly and intuitively, without having to know their reading, radical or stroke count, and without having to learn yet another system. This easy-to-use reference book has been designed for dedicated learners of Japanese who know some Kanji, as well as general readers with interest in the written Japanese language.

Japanese Kanji Fast Finder features: A thumb-index that allows for rapid access to any of the Kanji characters by their shapes Large fonts and an easy-to-read layout to facilitate rapid scanning Pronunciations and core English meanings at a glance All 1,945 General Use Kanji as prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education Comprehensive information for each Kanji, with the following: the core English meaning, ON (Chinese-derived) and KUN (native Japanese) readings, stroke count, and radical Whether you're formally studying Japanese, or are a traveler, manga enthusiast, or Japanophile, this is the perfect reference for anyone looking to become more familiar with the Japanese characters.

Author Notes

Laurence Matthews has worked as a university lecturer, as a research manager in an industrial design department, and in Japan as a business consultant. He is the author of Mandarin Chinese Characters Fast Finder and coauthor with Alison Matthews of Learning Chinese Characters . In his linguistic work, he makes extensive use of his skills in design and the structured presentation of information.