Category Archives: Kanji Revolution

Viva La Revolution!

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Here you can learn about the people and projects changing the way Kanji (and Japanese) are learned.

The World’s First “Kanji Writer’s Dictionary”

This book is not guaranteed to make you pretty It’s not your genie But it WILL change the way you do Kanji. period. But how?

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Yasuke Presents… “Japanese-School-In-A-Box”: A Guide to opening a Japanese school in your living room. A help for students and teachers of Japanese.

“Kanji Anonymous” A proposed decentralized club for learning Japanese that anyone can set up anywhere. Mission: to fill the world with Japanese schools.

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Presenting “Yasuke! Kanji Mnemonics for the Classroom”

In this incomplete but initial starter post, JapanTree is proud to present – the fruit of six years of effort – the world’s first kanji system to adapt the Heisig Method for use in the classroom. THIS IS BIG.

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Marcus Bird on effective use of Heisig kanji mnemonics

As I push on with the revolution and dig up and shed light on all the people and websites promoting kanji mnemonics I keep finding more and more youtubers showing how mnemonics have worked for them. I found this video today and I thought it was a good personal experience about how he started using the […]

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Kanshudo’s dojo for kanji mnemonics

The other day I found Kanshudo another e-learning site working on an adaptation of Heisig’s “Remembering The Kanji.” The website is pretty amazing with a beginner and intermediate course, flashcards, quizzes, vocab, and of course Kanji breakdown by component and mnemonics.     Here’s an excerpt from their about page: Kanshudo is the fastest and most enjoyable […]

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JapaneseReader.com’s Micah Cowan on Remembering The Kanji and Kanji ABC

So the other day I found this high quality and thorough review of Heisig’s “Remembering The Kanji”   JapaneseReader.com – Remembering the Kanji, volume 1, by James W Heisig I particularly liked: I would love to see someone completely rework this system, and perhaps choose better keywords, and address some of the other problems I mentioned […]

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

There is a revolution taking place in the way people learn – AND (if I’m successful) teach – Kanji! The methods are faster, smarter, …. lazier My goal is to merge mnemonics and context to use neuroscience and tadoku to push these kanji methods into the classroom And to shine light on all of the […]

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A visual journey through the breakdown radicals of 1700+ kanji

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