Joyo kanji list set for 2010 overhaul
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Japan’s official kanji list, known as joyo (general-use) kanji, is set to be updated for the first time in over three decades.
The current list consists of 1,945 kanji that are officially allowed to be used in newspapers and government publications as well as being required learning for all Japanese school children.
The Council for Cultural Affairs has announced an additional 191 kanji that are being considered for inclusion, which will take the official list to 2,131 characters. Five characters are being removed from the current list: 銑, 錘, 匁, 勺 and 脹.
Via Japan Times