Paper Resources

Sample pages are given where available.

Bilingual Dictionaries

Oxford Beginner’s Japanese Dictionary   BOOKSHOP
RATING: ★★☆   LEVEL: Beginner

Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary   BOOKSHOP   
RATING: ★★☆   LEVEL: Beginner 
EXCERPT: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0198601972/ref=sib_dp_pt/002-6375796-0150442#reader-link

Kodanshas Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary   LIB/SHOP 
RATING: ★★★★   LEVEL: Beginner
EXCERPT: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/4770027516/ref=sib_dp_pt/002-6375796-0150442#reader-link

Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary   LIB/SHOP
RATING:   ★★★★☆   LEVEL: Beginner – Lower Intermediate        
EXCERPT:
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/4770019831.01.IN01._AA30_SCTHUMBZZZ_V1056613909_.jpg

Kodanshas Furigana Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary 
RATING:   ★★★★☆   LEVEL: Beginner – Lower Intermediate
EXCERPT: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/4770024800/ref=dp_images_1/002-6375796-0150442?ie=UTF8&s=books&img=1&childASIN=4770024800

Kenkyushas Lighthouse English-Japanese Dictionary   LIB/SHOP
RATING:★★★★☆   LEVEL: Upper Intermediate – Advanced

Kenkyushas Lighthouse Japanese-English Dictionary   LIB/SHOP
RATING: ★★★★☆   LEVEL: Upper Intermediate – Advanced

Kenkyushas New (College) Japanese-English Dictionary LIB/SHOP    
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Upper Intermediate – Advanced
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Kenkyushas New (College) English-Japanese Dictionary LIBRARY     
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Upper Intermediate – Advanced

Super Anchor English-Japanese Dictionary LIBRARY                               
RATING:★★★★☆   LEVEL: Upper Intermediate – Advanced        

Super Anchor Japanese-English Dictionary                                                  
RATING: ★★★★☆   LEVEL: Upper Intermediate – Advanced        

Genius English-Japanese Dictionary   LIBRARY
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Advanced

Genius Japanese-English Dictionary   
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Advanced

Kanji Dictionaries

Halpern, J. (1990) New Japanese-English Character Dictionary, Kenkyusha. LIB/SHOP
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate          

Kuratani, N. (1982) A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage, Gakken.     LIBRARY 
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Charles E. (1997) The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary, Tuttle.  LIBRARY                                                       
RATING: ★★★   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate – Upper Intermediate
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Hadamitzky, W. & Spahn, M. (1981) Kanji & Kana, Tuttle.   LIBRARY
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate – Upper Intermediate

Halpern, J. (1999) Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, Kodansha International.  LIBRARY
RATING: ★★★   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate – Upper Intermediate
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Spahn, M. & Hadamitzky, W. (2003) The Learner’s Kanji Dictionary.    LIB/SHOP
RATING: ★★★★   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate – Upper Intermediate

Halpern, J. (1993) New Japanese-English Character Dictionary, NTC.   LIBRARY 
RATING: ★★★☆   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate – Advanced

Miyamoto, Y. (1988) New Kanji Dictionary: A Component Approach to Study Kanji, Miyamoto. 
RATING: ★★★   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate – Advanced
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Spahn, M. & Hadamitzky, W. (1996) The Kanji Dictionary, Tuttle.   LIBRARY
RATING: ★★★★☆   LEVEL: Lower Intermediate – Advanced
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Grammar Dictionaries

Makino, S. & Tsutsui, M. (1989~) A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar & A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar, The Japan Times. LIB/SHOP
RATING: ★★★★★ LEVEL: Introductory – Advanced
EXCERPT: http://bookclub.japantimes.co.jp/en/title/A%20Dictionary%20of%20Basic%20Japanese%20Grammar

Monolingual Japanese Dictionaries

Kumon Gakushuu Kokugojiten 
RATING: ★★★★★   LEVEL: Upper Intermediate – Advanced
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Iwanami Kokugojiten 
RATING: ★★★   LEVEL: Advanced
EXCERPT: http://member.newsguy.com/~sakusha/dict/index.html

Meijishoin Seisen Kokugojiten 
RATING: ★★★★   LEVEL: Advanced 

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