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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.
�ETo read previous KANJI CLINIC columns, go to Previous Columns.
�ETo read reviews of kanji learning materials, including kanji learning software and kanji dictionaries, go to Book Reviews.
�EFor 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.
�EFor reader response to KANJI CLINIC, go to Reader Response.
�EFor other sites related to kanji learning, go to Links.

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