This site's purpose:
This site was made to help anyone who is studying Japanese, specifically
studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). if you
don't know anything about the test, a good place to start is the Japan
foundation of LA (though it is mainly overview and where to apply
information). We have more information about the test on this site at about
What this site can do:
The main point of this site is to act as a day-by-day calendar with a
new kanji from the level of the test you are studying for. So, registering
makes this site much more useful (it is free, painless, and we'll never send it to anyone). When
you register the site remembers what level you are studying for, and automatically
loads the kanji that will appear on the test you are studying for. Also,
any vocab on the vocab list for that level will be displayed below the
kanji. If you click on one of the kanji in the vocab list (anywhere on
the site) a pop up with the kanji and all of its compounds in the dictionary
Additionally, you can download the kanji or vocab lists for any level in a html formatted file (you can view them with word or
some other word processor program). These will be customizable to the extent of you can choose what you want on your list (ie: kanji, kana, definition or
kanji, romaji, part of speech, definition). There is also a Japanese -> English and English->Japanese dictionary and a Kanji dictionary on the right
toolbar. Anytime you look up a word or view "Today's Kanji" you can choose to add the vocab/kanji to your personal list. This is usefull when
word comes up that you want to remember, you can have quick access to it with your vocab/kanji list.
The information on this site was made possible by two organizations:
Meguro Language Center and the EDICT Project
We don't guarantee the lists are complete,in fact, we guarantee them not to be complete. When defining
the vocab there were some on each level that were not found. Most of these
were expressions, or what we consider grammar points, and so they weren't
in the dictionary. Overall you aren't going to miss that much (there
are 7830 words for level 1, and 36 weren't found).
I am Ted, age 29, and I recently (9/7/06) bought this site from Rob. I'm planning on doing some things to improve the site and look forward to helping us all learn Japanese!
If you'd like to contact Rob you can still reach him at Rob@kanji-a-day.com. I wish him luck in his future endeavors!