Read Japanese Today

Live and Work in Japan

Len Walsh

This excellent book is great value. The kanji (Chinese characters) used in Japanese seem impossible to learn at first (there are thousands of them), but this book gives a glimpse of where they came from and how they can be learned. Spend a few hours reading this book, and you will be able to recognise and know the meaning of a couple of hundred kanji. It shows how fascinating the kanji are, and whets your appetite for the far more detailed (and long) method in “Remembering the Kanji”.

This book has no index, but it would be much more useful if it did have one. I’ve typed up my own Read Japanese Today index; you can share the fruits of my labour. There’s no need to thank me. But it would be nice. It’s nice to be nice.

You can buy this book at Amazon.com. If you’re in Europe, go to Amazon.co.uk.

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7 comments on “Read Japanese Today”

  1. 1
    Maria said (10 April 2007 at 6:24 am)

    Hi, WOW, i live in America and i want to learn how to write and read in Japanese. by the way do you know Masi Oka. He’s a Jap.

  2. 2
    battlegirl said (21 July 2008 at 6:25 pm)

    Nice! I have the same book and I was going crazy trying to find each kanji… I’m probably going to expand on it to make a cross-reference english, onyomi/kunyomi, kanji list, though… as I’m still beginning, it’s hard to recognize the kanji and I’m better off trying to find the romaji for it first 😉 But this at least is a start. Doumo arigatou gozaimasu!

  3. 3
    Bennett said (21 July 2008 at 7:10 pm)

    Battlegirl, I’m glad you found it useful!

  4. 4
    neko said (22 October 2008 at 1:10 pm)

    Great list – I just placed an order for my book after a Japanese-class-mate bought it. I’ll probably draw out kanji vocabulary from this book, and create memorization quizzes on laQuiz for them after I’ve read the book. The book looks to be an awesome beginners Kanji resource.

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