I regret that I am no longer able to update Reader Response, but believe you will find plenty of interest in this archive. Enjoy!
- January, 2006
James Heisig announces free online kanji review program
Warning: Playing Kanji City Defender is addictive!
He injects comic book and video game heroes into Heisig method
Kanji Town: Mnemonics for remembering ON-readings
JLPT Level 1 tackler outlines his kanji game plan
Memorizing J-pop lyrics is a fun way to learn kanji
- February-March, 2005
Help! Can anyone review these kanji mnemonics books?
German version of Heisig's Remembering the Kanji now available
Check out this new multi-purpose site
Canon Wordtank is your best bet
And now a word from a kanji learner in Finland
Kyoto resident gets a boost from Heisig and KanjiClinic.com
- November-December, 2004-January, 2005
Nihongo Journal is ceasing publication!!
Looking for kanji study partners in Tokyo
Learning kanji through license plates
"Crow" kanji are a snap to remember
A Japanese teacher's poem: ΏϋK
"Rubbernecking" and other kanji plots
We need graded readers!
- September-October, 2004
Diminishing the "I will never get a hold of this language" complex
Responses: "Should I concentrate on the written language for the time being?"
The wonderful "lie" in e
Kanken was the key to passing JLPT, Level 1
Help! Desperately seeking Spectra Kanji
An online tool for reviewing Heisig's keywords
Calling all Japanese/Chinese kanji lovers: Join the Wakan Whackos
- June-August, 2004
James Heisig responds to questions about his choice of kanji meanings
He uses Japanese words as names for kanji components
American Ph.D. student questions traditional kanji learning methods
Learner in Puerto Rico making his kanji dream come true
More fun with fish kanji
Entomologist enjoyed insect kanji column
"Should I concentrate on the written language for the time being?"
"The lrnj.com site is great!"
Italian businessman discovers KanjiClinic.com
Thanks from a kanji learner in India
- March-May, 2004
Challenging the Japanese at the "game of kanji"
Heisig and epic stories enabled him to pass JLPT Level 1
Announcing free web-based kanji learning tool, Kanji alive
Finnish student in Tokyo now reads manga in the original
Frustration with look-up in newer electronic dictionaries
There's kanji for "Hollywood," but how about "Bollywood"?!
Artist in India challenges the JLPT in his native land
- January-February, 2004
A gold mine of info on electronic dictionaries
When should I start learning kanji?
Calling all Kanji Kentei takers...
He has found methods that work better than Heisig
Another fun animal kanji
Learning kanji with the Palm Pilot
Repeated writing works for him
Another big, fat source of popular Japanese words
- November-December, 2003
Heisig book fires up Chinese Malaysian's kanji learning
Check out Yomihoudai
What is this coat made of?!
Peruvian hopes to learn kanji using Tetris
How the heck do you learn pronunciations using Heisig's method?
Learner develops freeware for advanced level kanji
Learn kanji with manga and karaoke
A fortunate mistake:Taking the Kanji Kentei
He's in heaven with KanjiNirvana
Can children learn kanji using component analysis?
Amused by kanji tattoos Down Under
Tiger Joe's nickname is Υι
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi can write l "because she's Japanese"
Another unforgettable Japanese surname
"Zipangu" publishes bilingual books
- August, 2003
Japanese-Peruvian learns to read his grandparents' native
39-year old Heisig fan says his brain cells are still just fine
London resident takes charge of his kanji learning
A trivia question for kanji learners/Japanese film lovers
Learning the kanji for "flush" (the hard way)
How do you pronounce "Mr. Ten's" name?
- June-July, 2003
He's sharpening his kanji axe first
Love for grandmother inspires her kanji learning
Free kanji learning game: Slime Forest Adventure
Sex change? Naw, just a name change
James Heisig announces "Kana para recordar"
Kumon learner shares her experience
"Can you read Chinese newspapers?"
A new fan of "2001 Kanji"
- May, 2003
"Why do you continue to promote Heisig's book?!"
"Heisig's book enabled me to pass Level 1"
"Help! How can I study kanji for economics?"
"Are@ and j really politically incorrect?"
He prefers the older Canon Wordtank, and here's why
Kanji ABC helped her climb over the formidable wall of kanji
- March-April, 2003
Advice on electronic dictionaries
"The law of the jungle," and other adages
"Where can I get a list of approved irregular kanji readings?"
Young Canadian learns how to dissect characters
"Have kanji been simplified in Japan?"
A plea: Let us know which electronic dictionary you use!
Answers to a pronunciation puzzle
An aid for helping your children with their kanji homework
Light novels led her to a love of reading in Japanese
"Check out this kanji card book"
New site offers (and solicits) mnemonics for on/kun
"Forget the Kanken! Learning to write kanji is a waste of time and
What is the best way for Heisig learners to tackle vocabulary?
True story? Tolstoy? Gairaigo gives him headaches
Update:Kanji study may lead Croatian teenager to fame and fortune in
Another motivated teenager dives into kanji
Musings on nice white rice
Japanese "gets in the way" of his kanji study
A vocabulary-based approach allowed him to break through to
Kanji literacy:The key to closer Canadian/Japanese relations?
Homeschooling mother:"Begin Japanese learning with kanji"
Two more ways to get kanji into your life
Kanji dictionaries:A recommendation and a question
An update from the designer of Drill the Kanji flashcards
Kanji learner in Calcutta working to learn Japan's "sweet
Harper's 17th Law on Kanji: Getting kanji pronunciations all
Harlem middle-school Japanese teacher's unique kanji teaching
- July-August, 2002
American-born naturalized citizen shares his roadmap to kanji
Component analysis kanji books for elementary school students
Another convert to Heisig:"This I can understand"
He suffers from homophone headaches, too
She sees it! Light at the end of the tunnel
- May-June, 2002
The United Nations of Kanji
Does a woman's fate change when she marries and changes her
Spanish dad/Japanese mom give their daughter a kanji name
Australian/Japanese couple comes up with two perfect kanji names
Announcing new online Java flashcards in French and English
And Java flashcards in Spanish, too!
Rote memorization and extensive reading:His two powerful learning
- April, 2002
A "scattershot" approach led her to kanji literacy
Her kanji dream:To study the history of written Japanese
Using De Roo, Henshall, and Kanji ABC in tandem
Retired publisher pursues his kanji dream
Moving up in conversational ability through kanji knowledge
And now...here's a word from Sweden
He remembers writing something besides kanji 500 times (!)
- February-March, 2002
Navigating kanji look-alikes
Here's a word about another kanji country, China
"I want to read the same books as my Japanese husband"
"Kanjiphiles," "misokanjists," and musings on compound words
He needs a complete game plan to read Japanese newspapers
Kanji is like a rose with thorns
"Should I replace my older version of 'Remembering the Kanji I'?"
- January, 2002
14-year old Croatian kanji enthusiast yearns for learning tools
Playing the compound word guessing game
Free online flashcards with vocabulary and Heisig keywords
He's studying intensively with KanjiCan and Heisig
Two darned good questions for all of us
Kanji enthusiast in India intends to conquer the kanji jungle
De Roo's book is available in the U.S.
Kanji success story from Down Under
"Does Heisig's second volume also involve imaginative memory?"
- December, 2001
The J-Test:Less of an ordeal and nobody fails
"Is anyone out there taking the Kanji Kentei exam?"
"De Roo's '2001 Kanji' has never let me down"
Designing a classroom-friendly compononet-based approach
"Father De Roo made me want to learn kanji"
Perspectives on kanji pedagogy from a Hungarian Japanese teacher
James Heisig announces the Spanish version of "Remembering the
Heisig devotee desires audio tapes for Volume II
"Is German software version of 'Kanji ABC' already available?"
Kanji learner in Rio de Janeiro recommends Kumon
The sad news of Father Joseph De Roo's death
"America the Beautiful" with Heisig's keywords
"Is there no limit to the kanji used in Japanese newspapers?"
Desperately seeking stories
- September, 2001
Heisig discourage writing practice?"
"Hooked on Phonics?" Naw, "Hooked on Heisig"!
Professional woman longs to read Japanese books
A message from the co-author of "Remembering the Kana"
Tiny newspaper print seems sadistic
"Pre-war" kanji anyone?
Site visitor in the Netherlands feels isolated
Nagoya radio personality shares his roadmap to literacy
He dreams of reading Japanese poetry, not newspapers
"Study hard and don't eat your kanji textbooks!"
"What's the deal on 'Higashi Miyako'?"
Thoughts on approved readings and a puzzle for readers
Kanji learning feels like "painting the Golden Gate Bridge"
"I will dust off those kanji textbooks!"
English teacher likes image of kanji tomato garden
X-treme kanji-ing is fun!
This kanji learner is 75 years young
She hasn't met "kanji believers"
The fast track is the only way to go
University teacher stresses stroke order
Successful learner decries "the feel good approach"
Weeding out negative thoughts about being too old to learn kanji
"Japanese sentence structure is a greater barrier than kanji"
Reading Japanese newspaper headlines induces headaches
- April-June, 2001
Fluent Japanese speaker wants to start again on kanji
University student in Japan struggles with kanji
Same student's kanji results improve
Introducing a Web-based kanji dictionary
Like Lisa, his shelves are loaded with kanji textbooks
"Why Chinese kanji are easier"
From soup to soap