A new 21st-century edition of the widely acclaimed reference classic! Whatever you need to do with Japanese reading and writing, you'll find the info and details here. This is a detail-rich guide to all aspects of the Japanese writing system. If you read, write, or study Japanese, this is the resource you need, in order to use and master the kanji (the Chinese derived characters used in the Japanese language).
Wolfgang Hadamitzky is a freelance author of Japanese language learning materials and has worked as a librarian on the staff of the East Asia Department of the Berlin State Library and of the German Cultural Institute (Goethe Institute) in Tokyo. Mark Spahn has a background in mathematics, engineering, and computer science and has worked in Japan as a teacher, computer magazine writer, programmer, and translator. He is currently a technical translator and consultant. Hadamitzky and Spahn are the authors of numerous language learning and reference books including The Learner's Japanese Kanji Dictionary, The Kanji Dictionary and A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana Books 1 and 2. All of which are available from Tuttle Publishing.