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Kanji Resources

Resources by Eve Kushner

Joy o’ Kanji: Eve’s lifelong project, featuring essays and photos to help you learn all the Joyo kanji

Glossary of kanji terms

Crazy for Kanji: A Student’s Guide to the Wonderful World of Japanese Characters: a comprehensive book that demystifies kanji while making you fall in love with the characters

“The Way of Kanji”: Eve’s essay in the April 2007 East Bay Monthly about kanji as her path to serenity

Tools for Learning Kanji

Kanji Clinic: Japan Times column about kanji, as well as links to many more kanji resources

KanjiLab: Kanji flashcard program with score tracking, sample compounds tied to the readings, and example sentences

Kanji Cafe: Kanji-learning tool

Dartmouth College site: Site including a brushstroke image, a video clip demonstrating stroke order, sample sentences with audio clips for on and kun readings, print variations and the English translation of 300 characters

Kanji-a-Day: Features to help those studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Sites Featuring Calligraphy

InCharacter: products featuring Chinese characters

Tools for Learning Japanese

Jim Breen’s site: Translation site and dictionary

Rikai: Translation site, as well as links to many more related resources

JapanesePod101.com: Podcasts and written explanations

Japanese.About.com: Useful phrases and instruction in kanji and hiragana

Yookoso!: On grammar and kanji

Blogs About Polyglot Passion

Language Hat

Metrolingua