List of kanji by elementary school grade

This page lists the kanji taught to children at Japanese elementary schools. The kanji in the list are given in tables by grade. Within each grade, the kanji are ordered by the number of strokes.

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Grade 1

80 characters:

1 2 3
4
5 6
7 8
9 10 12

Grade 2

160 characters:

2 3 4
5
6
西 7
8 9
10
11
12 13
14 15 16 18

Grade 3

200 characters:

2 4 5
6
7 8 使
9
10
11
宿 12
13 14
15 調 16 18

Grade 4

197 characters:

4 5
6 7
8
9 便
10
11
鹿 12
13 14
15 16
18 19 20

Grade 5

197 characters:

3 4 5 6
7
8
9 10
11
12
貿 13
14 綿
15 16
17 18 19 20

Grade 6

192 characters:

3 4 5 6
7 8
沿 9
姿
退 10
11
12
13
14 15
16 17
18 19

Changes to the grade list

1992

In 1992, twenty characters, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and were added to the list, and ten, , , , , , , , , , and , removed.

2020

In 2020, the number of Kyōiku Kanji was increased from 1,006 to 1,026. Twenty additional kanji were added to the 4th grade set: , , , , , , , , , , , 鹿, , , , , , , , and . (As can be seen, many occur in the names of prefectures.)[1]

Thirty-two kanji were moved between grades: and were moved from grade 4 to grade 6, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and , were moved from grade 4 to grade 5, and , , , , , 退, , and were moved from grade 5 to grade 6.

References

  1. 小学校の必修漢字に都道府県名20字追加 20年度にも - Asahi Shimbun

Acknowledgements

This page used material from a Usenet post by Jim Breen dated 21 January 2020.

This material is used under the licence of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group of Monash University, Australia.


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