Japanese for Busy People

The Japanese for Busy People textbook series from AJALT, the Association of Japanese Language Teachers, is one of the most widely-used series of graded textbooks for learning Japanese. Kanshudo's creator used it himself!
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Here we present a series of collections of the kanji introduced in the second edition of each of the three textbooks. For each collection, you can quickly create flashcards so you can study the kanji on your computer or smartphone.
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Book I

Book I mostly avoids kanji, presenting words that would normally be written with kanji in either kana or romaji (depending on which version you buy). At the front of the book is a section showing commonly-encountered signs, and an appendix includes 20 of the simplest kanji.
Appendix - 20 simple kanji Signs in daily life

Book II

Book II starts introducing kanji in earnest, with a total of 219 in 20 chapters. Click on the chapter number to see the collection of kanji introduced in that chapter.
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11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Book III

Book III keeps up the pace, with 119 new kanji in another 20 chapters. Click on the chapter number to see the collection of kanji introduced in that chapter.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
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