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Look up a kanji:  
The selected kanji are listed below by their frequency of use in Japanese newspapers, starting with 1 (the most frequently used kanji).

To learn to read Japanese fast, learn the most frequently used kanji first. If you learn the 500 most frequently used characters, you can read about 75% of written Japanese.

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900 to 999
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1300 to 1399
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