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KANJI CLINIC is a column appearing the fourth Monday of every other month in The Japan Times.

Its purpose is to provide practical advice and inspiration to non-Japanese adults striving to achieve literacy in Japanese by learning the 2136 general-use kanji ("Chinese characters"). It is written by Mary Sisk Noguchi (photo), associate professor (retired) at Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan.

What's new?
Popular Words, 2012
Explains a dozen words currently hot in Japan.
A message to Japanese language teachers.
・To read previous KANJI CLINIC columns, go to Previous Columns.
・To read reviews of kanji learning materials, including kanji learning software and kanji dictionaries, go to Book Reviews.
・For articles about kanji learning, (as well as on foreign loanwords "gairaigo," the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Japanese names, bilingualism and adoption in Japan), go to Other Articles.
・For reader response to KANJI CLINIC, go to Reader Response.
・For other sites related to kanji learning, go to Links.

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