"Unexcelled as a dictionary of basic Sino Japanese characters. Extremely easy to use." Japan Society
This is the utmost classic and well regarded standard Japanese Kanji Dictionary available today.
The "New Nelson Japanese English Character Dictionary" is a complete revision of "The Original Reader's Japanese English Character Dictionary," published by Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1962. Long the foremost Japanese English character dictionary, adopted by Japanese study programs around the world and used at all levels of Japanese language study, the Nelson, as it is familiarly called, has been enhanced in this edition with several key changes. The Universal Radical Index, an important advance on the traditional character indices, has been created as a handy appendix that enables users to search for any main entry character's reference number in Morohashi's "Dai Kanwa Jiten." Over 1,200 characters have been added and more than 2,000 new "on kun" entries included. Definitions have been modernized to reflect current usage and translation.Updated with additional characters, contemporary definitions, and an innovative radical index system, this revised editions sets new standards of excellence, easy of use, and reliability for Japanese language reference tools. This edition keeps pace with the evolution of the Japanese language and remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of Japanese"
The New Nelson
Japanese-English Character Dictionary
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