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To the best of my knowledge, and the knowledge of the dictionary's creator, the first Japanese-English dictionary is the one published by by James Curtis Hepburn in 1867. Hepburn was a physician and Protestant missionary in Japan, and you may recognize his name from Hepburn Romanization. In the preface to the dictionary, Hepburn notes that he is responsible ...


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While ssb’s answer is absolutely sufficient, I want to point out—in addition—an English resource that some may not think of in these circumstances. Of the three current, major kanji–English dictionaries (Nelson, Spahn–Hadamitzky and Halpern), Jack Halpern’s New Japanese–English Character Dictionary is actually rather well equipped with information suited ...



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