Editor-in-Chief Jack Halpern is the CEO of The CJK Dictionary Institute (CJKI) in Japan. The institute is one of the world's prime sources for CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) dictionaries, and specializes in compiling comprehensive CJK and Arabic lexical databases. A lexicographer by profession, Halpern spent sixteen years compiling the New Japanese-English Character Dictionary, also newly revised and republished as The Kodansha Kanji Dictionary.
"Up-to-date, reliable, and easy to use ... this beautifully designed dictionary meets the needs of a wide range of Japanese language learners."--Y.-H. Tohsaku, President, American Association of Teachers of Japanese
"A must for those who wish to overcome the obstacles posed by the study of kanji ... an excellent tool that allows even beginners to look up kanji with ease."--Akito Ozaki, President, The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language