We are conducting a short user survey on kanji study methods. We greatly value your feedback, and would appreciate it if you took a few moments to help us improve Kanji alive. The survey consists of 10 questions and should take no longer than 2-3 minutes to complete.
Update: The user survey is now closed. Thank you for your support.
Update: The full results to the survey are now available online.
While sorting through various of old files, backups and emails for the project we also re-discovered these two group photos of the hardworking Kanji alive team members in 2002-05. Look how young we were!
Kanji alive Dinner Party 2004
Kanji alive Dinner Party 2005
As you’ve noticed we’ve completely re-designed the Kanji alive website. The original Kanji alive website was launched in 2002 and had never been significantly revised. Our new site is designed to be simple to use and easily accessible from mobile devices. We hope you like it! Continue reading
News for Autumn, 2011
New textbook search parameter: In response to customization request, with the authors’ permission, we have added the ability to search the following kanji list:
Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Chikako Shinagawa, Kaori Tajima, Kyoko Tokashiki, KANJI LOOK AND LEARN, The Japan Times News for Autumn, 2010.
We added mnemonic hints for each kanji. You can read story descriptions of each kanji, using its components to help you remember how to write the kanji. Please note that these are not based on etymology.