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1.2.14. What are the Jinmeiyō Kanji?

The Jinmeiyō Kanji (人名用漢字) is a list of kanji which may be used in addition to the Jōyō Kanji (see 1.2.4. What are the ?) in people's names.[1] The Jōyō Kanji list is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, but the Jinmeiyō kanji list is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice.

References

  1. The Ministry of Justice: 子の名に使える漢字 [Ko no na ni tsukaeru kanji]

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