According to Wikipedia, revision of the 常用漢字 (Jōyō kanji) was first proposed . The jouyou kanji list is the sum of all the characters taught in. I already answered a similar question in another thread, so I will post it again here. The answer is quite long, however be sure to read through all of it, as it. Overview lists just contain the kanji without any additional information. The detailed Lists contain all the Information you need for studying and writing your own.

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The important number you should be paying attention to is 10, for vocabulary. Not jkuyou this it is most useful to foreign students and not to the Japanese because it is the Axe Radical. Japanese writing Components Kanji. The list is not a comprehensive list of all characters and readings in regular use; rather, it is intended as a literacy baseline for those who have completed compulsory education, as well as a list of permitted characters and readings for use in official government documents.

Three years later, there was news as recently as last month of a tentative list to be released in February of Out of interest, how are they planning on fitting them into the school curriculum?

That considered, it is of no used to J-2nd language learners. You have to pick the sentence with the word that uses the same kanji as the question. It also was a way to keep my memorizing skills sharp by memorizing random things I would never need to know. Vuredel I think the indignation comes from how ridiculously bad the list is and the fact that it affects us all who are learning Japanese negatively to some degree. A similar frequency-based list for Japanese based on text in novels and newspapers would be super cool.

Differences between Shinjitai and Simplified characters. I learned kanji jouyoy, at least of them so far through the book by Henshall, which, yes, is based on the jouyou list.


Archived from the original on 14 February Neither have I and I doubt I will ever see those and a bunch of others in the list in real life. I only ever considered the list a side aid, something i could look at to gauge my level and pick up a few new kanji here and there that seem useful.

Thats mostly all i use it for- gauging level and progress. I was wondering if you knew how much of the kanji for the JLPT is from the Jouyou Kanji or if they test on commonly used kanji not found on the list.

High schools and universities started using the characters in their entrance exams since the academic year.

This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Table of Simplified Characters. Another reason to ignore the list.

Syllabograms Furigana Okurigana Braille. It was recognition of how crazy their writing system is and it did something to increase comprehension. What Raichu jouyoy makes sense. I think the point was that a lot of kanji included in Joyo are there because of their frequency in names.

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I did however read in some article that starting with this reform they will be revising kanji policies more often in reaction to the quick pace of change of kanji usage in the information age. Literary and colloquial readings. Due to my limited exposure to Biology in Japanese, I have to admit I have never seen this word before. I personally use the list to try to be thorough in learning all the kanji. Every word that is forced into obscurity just because it includes a kanji that is not on the jouyou list is a loss for the Japanese language.

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Some years later, as a side effect of reading, I now know a nice percentage of Jouyou kanji. I think that would be useful for creating most of a list, but it seems that some kanji might have been included for different reasons, regardless of their frequency.


Since I already knew all the readings for the kanji, memorizing was a snap. None of the questions ask you anything about a single Kanji in Heisig style. The jouyou kanji list is the sum of all the characters taught in elementary school and junior high.

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The main thing that it did benefit me in was in learning new vocabulary. I think the indignation comes from how ridiculously bad the list is and the fact that it affects kanui all who are learning Japanese negatively to some jouyyou. I could care less what they do with the jouyou kanji list. Too smart, in my book. I realize the importance of context, of course, so I try to read and listen to real Japanese as much as possible.

The Jouyou Kanji

Imitation Song Ming Sans-serif. Chinese Traditional characters Simplified characters first round second round Debate. No one ever set any limits on novels and magazines and other publications if I recall correctly except maybe encouraging them to use furigana for hard jouoyu. Raichu The literacy argument is no longer valid. Even if you completely aknji it, it still affects the educational materials that end up in our laps.

The list burned me personally when I bought my first kanji dictionary. Nothing more, nothing less. In Chinese, it is used for a lot of things. I guess it would be useful if you were a biologist or chemist…. Views Read Edit View history.

You can find the analysis at this site http: They should be doing it every year. Every few months i go thru the list and check off what kanji i know. I totally agree with you.

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