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Grade 1 Kyoiku KanjiThe Kyoiku Kanji are the first 1006 kanji that Japanese children learn in primary school. In secondary school they learn another 939 kanji for a total of 1945 kanji. These 1945 kanji are the so-called Joyo Kanji. Many newspapers, books, and all government publications limit themselves to this set of kanji and provide furigana for all other kanji that they might choose to print.
Complete list of Grade 1 Kyoiku Kanji
Meanings day sun Japan counter for days
person year counter for years . . large big
two book present main true real counter for long cylindrical
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things in inside middle mean center
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Three see hopes chances idea opinion look at visible month moon
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power strong strain bear up exert . . circle yen round child sign of the rat 11PM-1AM first sign of Chinese zodiac eye class look insight experience care favour rice field rice paddy . . study learning science
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below down descend give low inferior
spirit mind air atmosphere mood . . little small
mountain . . . correct justice righteous 10**40 woman female
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hundred before ahead previous future precedence name noted distinguished reputation stream river sentence literature style art decoration figures plan thousand water male village town mouth town village block street exam school printing proof
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correction . . . . . . soil earth ground Turkey tree wood car
empty sky void vacant vacuum
stone leg foot be sufficient counter for pairs of footwear . . . . character letter word section of village white early fast
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sound noise heavens sky imperial fire flower
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jewel ball evening
rain grass weeds herbs pasture write draft dog ear insect bug temper