◇ Rumiko Mukai, Nobumi
Tsukiji & Machiko Kushida◇
Here is a textbook that will give you a good, solid start in the complex world of kanji. In this book 323 kanji commonly found in beginner-level vocabulary are introduced. They will also be useful in studying for the N5 and N4 levels of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
The exercises are interesting, turning study into fun. Not only can you learn individual kanji but also how to use them in words and sentences.
Complementing the book is the interactive page on this website (see the bar on the left: Write Now! Online), where the learner can see the kanji stroke order in animated form, as well as access a printable chart of the kanji found in the book and sheets that can be printed out to practice writing them.
A free, downloadable translation of the explanations in this book are now available in Thai and Turkish. Click on the language to access the explanation (PDF format): Thai and Turkish.