Andrew Nathaniel Nelson was born in Great Falls, Montana, in
1893. He received his B.A. from Walla Walla College and his Ph.D.
from the University of Washington. As a Seventh-Day Adventist
missionary in Asia between 1918 and 1961, Dr. Nelson played a
prominent role in the fields of education and language training.
Throughout his life, Dr. Nelson remained devoted to the study of
the Japanese language and the fundamentals of Chinese.
John H. Haig is an associate professor of Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, one of the largest departments of its kind in the U.S.
"This reigning authority on Japanese character definitions is based
on missionary-scholar Nelson's first 1962 edition of The Modern
Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary. Essential for
all Japanese and East Asian studies collections." -Library
"One of the best and most concise Kanji dictionaries." -Goodreads