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Shoukai Kokugo Jiten
Publisher Obunsha

Review by Maiko Covington

This is your standard kokugo jiten, I guess. It is a nice desk size and comes in a box, like most dictionaries. Some of the things I really like about it are that (1) it has the part of speech of every word, (2) it has entries for giseigo and gitaigo, and (3) it has an example sentence for EVERY word, if not two or three. Very handy. The one thing it does NOT have (because it's not a dictionary for students) is the entries of kanji by their onyomi with the meaning and reading of said kanji. Oh yes, it also provides the "rekisi-teki kana-dukai" (kyuu kana-dukai) spelling of words.

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