当用漢字: The 1,850 Basic Characters and the Kana Syllabaries

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Florence Sakade
Tuttle, 1961 - Foreign Language Study - 312 pages
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Master the Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese and youll be able to read a Japanese newspaper. Included in this excellent book, a classic which many generations of students of Japanese have relied on, are the first 881 essential characters as prescribed by the Ministry of Education. Each include their most practical readings and definitions, as well as illustrative examples and demonstrations of stroke order. Readings and definitions for the 1,850 characters adopted by law for use in Japaneese newspapers are included in the second part. Practical and efficient, Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese achieves its ambitious goal: simplifying the Japanese language for Western readers.

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Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
7
The 1850 GeneralUse Characters
192
Proposed Changes
279
Index of Readings
288
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About the author (1961)

Florence Sakade was an renowned editor and author of numerous books about Japan's language and culture, including the classic "Origami: Japanese Paper Folding" and "Japanese Children's Favorite Stories".

Janet Ikeda is Associate Professor of Japanese at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. She served as president of the Association of Teachers of Japanese, and is currently a Director of the AATJ. Ikeda is currently on the Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD).

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