|A student colours in|
the Jōyō Kanji
|Photo credit: Claude Estèbe|
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The Jōyō Kanji (
Originally there were 1945 Jōyō Kanji, but due to changes to the list in 2010, there are now 2136. Another list, the Jinmeiyō Kanji, lists extra characters which may be used in naming. See What are the Jinmeiyō Kanji? The Jōyō Kanji list also specifies the readings and the shape of the characters.
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