The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary is a complete revision of The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary, published by the Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1962. Long the foremost Japanese-English character dictionary, adopted by Japanese-study programs around the world and used at all levels of Japanese-language study, the "Nelson", as it is familiarly called, has been enhanced in this edition with several key changes.
• The Universal Radical Index, an important advance on traditional character indices, has been created as a handy appendix that enables users to search for any main-entry character from any of its component radicals.
• The cross-referencing system bas been expanded to include the Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) code number for each main-entry character, as well as the main-entry, character's reference number in Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten.
• Over 1,200 characters have been added and more than 2,000 new on-kun entries included.
• Definitions have been modernized to reflect current usage and translation.
Updated with additional characters, contemporary definitions, and an innovative radical index system, this revised edition sets new standards of excellence, ease-of-use, and reliability for Japanese-language reference tools. In this edition, The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary keeps pace with the evolution of the Japanese language and remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of the Japanese language.