An essential grounding in kanji for the beginner,
this book explains kanji's origins and formation (pictographs,
simple ideographs, compound ideographs, phonetic-ideographic characters, and radicals).
By the end of this book, the learner will have studied a total of 344 kanji,
including those in Shin Nihongo no Kiso.
The kanji's readings, stroke order and usage are also given.