昭 means 'bright'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 553   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-3    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 14 words   Used in 1306 names   Component in 1 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    あき   あきら   かず   かずみ   てる
⿰   sun; day   summon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 昭 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 昭 is used 14 times, read 1 way.
ショウ : 14 words FIND ALL
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Showa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
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An additional 2 less common words include 昭 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 331 (originally: 315)  Joy o' Kanji : 315  Key to Kanji: 534 

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ショウ    bright, clear   
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ショウ   め to summon   
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トウ   かたな sword   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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