Japanese Characters (Japan in Your Pocket #13)
Japanese Characters (Kanji) presents a fun and easy way to learn about the complex characters, or Kanji, used to write the Japanese language.
Published 1989 by Japan Travel Bureau
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An earnest little guidebook aimed at English speakers, this gives a basic, profusely illustrated introduction to hiragana, katakana, and kanji (the two syllabic alphabets and the Chinese-derived characters) in which Japanese is written. Judging from the little stand-in cartoon character, it's aimed at businessmen. In addition to a lot of words, it gives good introductory explanations of how to write and how to use Japanese dictionaries.