The most common Japanese characters, or kanji, encountered in everyday situations are explained in this workbook-style guide. Twenty-one lessons illustrate situations such as train stations, hospitals, restaurants, banks and university campuses in Japan. All the tools a reader needs to feel comfortable in these environments are provided. Each lesson is divided into an exercise section with quizzes and a kanji section. Memory aids are included to make learning and comprehension easier. Surviving in Japan has never been more enjoyable.