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Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (H)

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This book is designed first of all to make the study of written Japanese a much less formidable task for the foreign student than it has traditionally been. Its second major purpose is to enable the student to achieve fluency in reading and writing the language in its everyday style. Essentially, the book reflects the language simplification movement now under way in Japan ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published December 15th 1989 by Tuttle Publishing (first published December 15th 1961)
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This is a really great reference book for learning Kanji because most of the book demonstrates stroke order for the characters. The stroke order is in pen so it's pretty easy to follow.

The book is divided into:

--The 881 Essential Characters, each with stroke order, listed in an order determined by the Japanese Ministry of Education in relation to frequency of use and recommended for teaching in elementary schools. For example, characters 1-46 are for school grade 1, characters 47-151 are for sch
Very nice explanations of stroke order. Now if I could just find the time to work on it.
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The late Florence Sakade is widely recognized as a pioneer of English language publishing in Japan. She was an experienced editor and the author/compiler of such favorites as A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese, Origami: Japanese Paper Folding, and Japanese Children's Favorite Stories. Her distinguished career spanned four decades, and she worked until her death in 1999 at the age of 82.
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