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2001 Kanji Odyssey: Essential Japanese Kanji 1110 Level 1
2001 Kanji Odyssey Essential Japanese Kanji 1110 Level 1 Author:Yasushi Yoshimura Unique, Effective Kanji Material — Based on our research CosCom developed unique Kanji learning material, — the audio e-book 2001.Kanji.Odyssey. — The first edition was published in 2003 that contained 2,001 characters. — In 2010, CosCom added 300 Kanji characters including 196 new Joyo Kanjis. — The latest 2001.Kanji.Odyssey consists of 2,301 charac... more »ters.
CosCom carefully selected 2,301 characters including 2,136 Joyo Kanjis and 164 Non-Joyo Kanjis, and 1 symbol. We categorized those 2,301 characters into 4 levels based on how often they are used.
Level 1 555 characters Very frequently used
Level 2 555 characters
(1110 in total) Frequently used
Level 3 891 characters
(2001 in total) Less frequently used compared to the above 2 levels
Level 4 300 characters
(2301 in total) Joyo Kanjis used in names, or hardly used
Non-Joyo Kanjis which are commonly used
According to our research 60% - 70% of Kanji that appear in newspaper and magazine articles or general business documents are covered by Level 1 Kanji. With 555 characters of Level 2 added, they cover over 90% of Kanji that appear in general documents overall.
Learning those 1,110 characters with priority is the most efficient way of Kanji learning.« less