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Core Kanji Catalogue for Vol. 1 (not needed if you buy the catalogues for Vols. 2, 3 or 4)

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These are the Core Kanji catalogue and the Index for the book Learn to Read in Japanese, Volume 1. The catalogue introduces 608 new kanji. It is designed to be used with the Japanese Reader for Volume 1, which is sold separately, but it may also be used as stand-alone resource for studying 608 kanji.

If you would like to see a short sample of this product, please click on the Preview button above. Depending on your equipment, you can download the sample as a small PDF file, or you might have the option of viewing it without downloading it.

To see some suggestions about how to use this reader, please visit Suggestions for Efficient Reading Practice.

If you are planning to purchase the Core Kanji catalogue for Volumes 2, 3 or 4, you will not need to purchase this document, since those catalogues include the listings in this volume. However, if you decide to buy only the catalogue for Volume 1 now and then you decide to buy the Volume 2, Volume 3 or Volume 4 catalogue as well, you can message me at and request a discount before you buy those additional catalogues.

Please note that you are limited to three downloads of these PDF files. However, should you need additional downloads, please contact me at, and I will reset your download limit.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (445KB)
  • PDF (1MB)