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The selected kanji are listed below by the grade level at which the kanji are taught in Japan schools.

Kanji study is an essential part of Japanese schoolwork starting with the first grade. By the time a Japanese student has entered junior high school (7th grade), he/she has studied about 1,000 kanji. The kanji studied in the first six years are called kyōiku kanji (教育漢字), or literally "education kanji."

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1st grade
(80 kanji)
2nd grade
(160 kanji)
3rd grade
(200 kanji)
使 宿 調
4th grade
(200 kanji)
5th grade
(185 kanji)
綿 貿 退
6th grade
(181 kanji)
姿 沿
婿 寿 尿 殿 湿 稿 簿
Certain kanji information is from KANJIDIC, which is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.