Learning kanji - the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters - is the most challenging aspect of the language. This time-tested book, now in an enhanced and revised new edition, enables you to master kanji, with tested methods from the Kanji Text Research Group at the University of Tokyo. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, and consists of several sections: Introductory Quiz, Vocabulary, New Character Grids, Practice, and Advanced Placement Exam Practice Questions. Either an etymology or a memory aid is offered for each kanji, to give students a base for understanding and memorizing the kanji systematically and correctly. The new editions of Volumes 1 and 2 now include: all 410 kanji that are required for the United States College Board AP Japanese Language and Culture Course Exam; and, expanded exercises, including special Advanced Placement Exam Practice questions.