Remembering the Kanji
A complete course on how not to forget
the meaning and writing
of Japanese characters
James W. Heisig
japan publications trading co., ltd.
©1977 by James W. Heisig
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form without the written permission of the publisher.
Published by Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd.
1–2–1 Sarugaku-chõ, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101–0064 Japan First edition: 1977
Second edition: 1985
Third edition, First printing: July 1986
Fifteenth printing: November 1999
Fourth edition, First printing: September 2001
united states: Kodansha America, Inc. through
Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10016
canada: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 195 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario l3r 4t8
united kingdom and europe: Premier Book Marketing Ltd., Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street, Oxford ox1 3hj, England australia and new zealand: Bookwise International, 54 Crittenden Road, Findon, South Australia 5023, Australia
asia and japan: Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd., 1–2–1 Sarugaku-chõ, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101–0064 Japan 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Printed in Japan