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We've put together a number of collections of kanji and Japanese words for you to study. If you are looking for a comprehensive study program (with kanji drawing practice, games, flashcards, grammar and more), use our Beginner Lessons or Intermediate Lessons. If you want to focus specifically on kanji and words, these collections are for you.
What's in here:
  • If you are just getting started, the hiragana, katakana, the 100 most frequent kanji and the 50 most common components are ideal ways to begin.
  • The NEW Core kanji collections include kanji grouped into standard sets such as grade level (Kyōiku Kanji), type (Jōyō, Jinmeiyō), JLPT etc.
  • The NEW Wikipedia JLPT vocab collections cover about 8200 of the most useful words in Japanese, organized by JLPT level.
  • If you are already engaged in a study program, the kanji in the graded series Genki or Japanese for Busy People will be useful.
  • We also include some collections of less common kanji.
Use these collections for study or just for interest!
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Getting started
Core kanji collections
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  • Jōyō Kanji
    The Jōyō Kanji are the 2136 kanji taught in Japanese schools, and considered the most important kanji for 'daily use'. With sound knowledge of the Joyo kanji, you will be able to read any newspaper and most novels, and easily manage in daily life. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, view your mastery level, or download data for each of these twenty-one collections.
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  • Kyōiku Kanji
    The Kyōiku Kanji are the 1006 kanji taught in Japanese schools from grades one to six. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, view your mastery level, or download data for each of these six collections.
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  • Secondary School Kanji
    The Secondary School Kanji are the 1130 kanji taught in Japanese schools from grades seven to twelve. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, view your mastery level, or download data for each of these eleven collections.
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  • Jinmeiyō Kanji
    The Jinmeiyō Kanji are the 862 kanji allowed for use in names, in addition to the Jōyō Kanji (for a total of 2998). Kanshudo uniquely presents the Jinmeiyo ordered by their actual usage in Japanese names. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, view your mastery level, or download data for each of these nine collections.
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  • New Jōyō Kanji 2010
    In 2010, 196 kanji were added to the Jōyō Kanji list - here they are in one place for easy study. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, view your mastery level, or download the data.
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  • New Kyōiku Kanji 2020
    In 2020, an additional 20 kanji will be added to the Kyōiku Kanji list. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, view your mastery level, or download the data.
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  • Kanji by JLPT Level
    The full list of Jōyō Kanji organized into the 5 levels of the JLPT, and further prioritized by frequency.
Vocab collections
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  • Wikipedia JLPT Vocab
    Build your Japanese vocabulary! This fantastic new set of 84 collections contains 8183 of the most useful words in Japanese, organized by the JLPT level they first appear in (as classified in Wikipedia). Sets are organized into five groups for N5-N1 vocab, and within each group, words are prioritized by overall usefulness, so you can study the most useful words first. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, or download the data!
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  • iKnow! Core 6000
    This set of 60 collections contains the 6000 words in the iKnow! Core 6000 list. Words are organized into 60 sets of 100 words, introduced in the same order as the iKnow! system. Use Quick Study, create flashcards, or download the data!
Graded study collections
  • Genki
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    The 21 Genki collections include all kanji introduced in both books of the Genki textbook series.
  • Japanese for Busy People Edition 3
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    The new Edition 3 Japanese for Busy People collections include all kanji introduced in the updated third edition of the Japanese for Busy People textbook series.
  • Japanese for Busy People
    The 42 Japanese for Busy People collections include all kanji introduced in the Japanese for Busy People textbook series.
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If you are working with Genki or the Japanese for Busy People textbook series, Kanshudo's new Textbook Companion is for you! The Textbook Companion brings all the benefits of the Kanshudo system to help you study your existing textbook. Kanshudo's Textbook Companion supports the following major textbook series:
  • Genki
  • Minna no Nihongo
  • Adventures in Japanese
  • Japanese for Busy People
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