- Popular Japanese Words, 2012
Explains over a dozen words currently hot in Japan.
- "Kanji Breakthrough" on free PDF (still available, 04/2012)
A 12-lesson series by Mary Sisk Noguchi featured in the Nihongo Journal (2004-05). Essays and quizzes in English/Japanese.
- Popular Japanese Words, 2010
Explains 13 words currently hot in Japan.
- List of 196 newly approved joyo (general-use) kanji , with example compounds
- Language Matters
Advice to ex-pats on learning Japanese by Mary Sisk Noguchi in free downloadable
book Habitat Japan--the expatriate experience
- (Updated 11/10) Kanji Proficency
Test (Kanken) 日本漢字能力検定
General information about the Kanken and sample
tests for determining the level of your kanji proficiency, including
- Quiz: New Kojien Dictionary Words, 2008
- Kanji Game: "Add Two Strokes to 口"
- Adventures in Kanji-Land: James W. Heisig and the Birth of Remembering
An interview with James W. Heisig by Juan Rivera
- Popular Japanese Words, 2006
Explains 10 new kanji compounds.
- Popular Japanese Words, 2005
Explains 10 new kanji compounds and one new word written in romaji.
- Popular Japanese Words, 2004
Explains 10 new kanji compounds and 10 new foreign loanwords written in
- English/Japanese names for the 214 radicals
Prof. David M. Mosher, Hijiyama University, Hiroshima
Speech presented by Mary Sisk Noguchi at the 2002 Annual Conference of
the Canadian Association of Japanese Language Educators (CAJLE). It details
her kanji learning experience and introduces component analysis for learning
- An Introduction to Japanese Names for JSL
Learners from Non-kanji Using Backgrounds
Read this and stop being confused by Japanese names.
- Kanji Bloopers
Kanji confusion can led to some embarrassing moments. Read anecdotes sent
to KanjiClinic.com by kanji learners from around the world.
- Kanji for Level 1 of the Nihongo Noryoku Shiken
non-general use kanji you need to know for Level 1 of the Japanese Language
- "Super Sites for Kanji Learning"
Teachers! Download this concise 2-page guide to online kanji learning .
Your students will thank you for making a copy for each of them.
- "Which Japanese-English Character
Dictionary Can Best Meet Your Kanji-Learning Needs?"
This paper compares
the following four character dictionaries: Nelson's The Modern Reader's
Japanese-English Character Dictionary, Haig's The New Nelson Japanese-English
Character Dictionary, Spahn and Hadamitzky's The Kanji Dictionary, and Halpern's
New Japanese-English Character Dictionary.
- Easy to use reference chart detailing the unique features of the
four dictionaries listed above.
- Television shows confront decline of Japanese language ability
- Comments on a Dissertation Dealing with
James W. Heisig’s Approach to Kanji Memorization, by Timothy W. Richardson,
Dr. Richardson's dissertation explores the possibility of
James Heisig's kanji learning system being used for the learning of Chinese.
Ordering information for the dissertation is included.
- The Evaluation of Computer Assisted Kanji Study Materials, by Howard Brown
An in-depth analysis of the kanji learning software Lexikan 2.0.
- 外来語を学ぼう！/Let's Learn
About Gairaigo (Loanwords)!
Short articles, in Japanese and English, about
gairaigo, each with a quiz.
- "Component Analysis of Kanji for Learners from Non-Kanji Using
This paper proposes the need for a nontraditional, analytic
approach to kanji learning designed specifically for adults from non-kanji
backgrounds. It describes the work of three textbook writers who employ
component analysis, and presents various component analysis learning activities.
- "Raising bilingual and biliterate children: My experience, Part 1"
- "Raising bilingual and biliterate children: My experience, Part 2"
journey with two routes"
we met Sho-chan"
Articles in The Japan Times by Mary Sisk Noguchi dealing with her experience of adopting a child in Japan.