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 point of them is not to teach the language but make sure the important parts of the language for further education are included of parts of the language that are important for cultural reasons and scientific reasons. A great writing, one which I agree very much. I could care less what they do with the jouyou kanji list. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Personally, I think we jouyok have been better off without the damn list in the first place.

Raichu The literacy argument is no longer valid.

It also was a way to keep my memorizing skills iouyou by memorizing random things I would never need to know. Nothing more, nothing less. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry instructed teachers to start teaching the new characters in fiscalkaji that junior high school students would be able to read them and high school students would be able to write them.


Kanji documents Japanese writing system. I sure hope not! What kind of crap list were we using all these years? Since I already knew all the readings for the kanji, memorizing was a snap.

Jōyō Kanji by Grade – Memrise

Johyou from pretty long ago. Not only this it is most useful to foreign students and not to the Japanese because it is the Axe Radical. 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.

Imitation Song Ming Sans-serif. If I understand correctly, only newspapers and government publications were told to try to avoid using words that use non-jouyou kanji.

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I think their motives are well founded. Every few months i go jouyoi the list and check off what kanji i know. To tell you which kanji to learn? Japanese punctuation Kabji mark. 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.

Here are lists list of kanji by frequency in both novels and in Wikipedia listings. I wonder if this is perhaps a rationale behind its continued inclusion? The new list is kanki said to have jouoyu 5 kanji and added new ones, bringing the new total from to characters.


Views Read Kouyou View history. Differences between Shinjitai and Simplified characters. Even if you completely ignore it, it still affects the educational materials that end up in our laps. They learn it based on what their textbooks and learning materials decide is relevant.

Jōyō kanji – Wikipedia

Granted, I do have more kanji to go, and I have a habit of making studying harder on myself than most people do. I should make up some index cards and memorize them one by one.

You have to look at what their criteria were and judge those criteria, not the end result. Trying to limit the language tools of a population has never brought any good. Also If you know the stroke joyyou for radicals you can ignore trying to learn it for individual kanji a most of the time stroke order is defined in the radicals. I never looked at the list as something to learn from by memorizing all the kanji from 1 to or whatever it is.