Japanese DS games

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Importers On: Zaidanhoujin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kounin: KanKen DS

Here is just a quick compilation of how all the major online stores describe Zaidanhoujin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kounin: KanKen DS.

PlayAsia Says:
This "Game" is specially made for those Japanese and not-Japanese Persons Looking to take the Kanji Certification.

Not entirelly a game (Only by the Mini Games all relating to Kanjis)but quite useful in studying, learning and preparing your self for the real Kanji Certification made, in foreignr countries at the Japanese Consulate or by a Kanji Certificate Organization in Japan. this Certification has several "kyu" or "grades" that depends on the difficulty level of the kanjis and their uses and this game seems to cover all "kyus", even the 1"kyu" or "grade" that is the most difficult one, and that could be interpeted as "fluent and proficient in Japanese" as Kanji is an important part of Japanese Written Language.
Renchi Says:
Zaidanhoujin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kounin: KanKen Ds
The game includes over 25,000 problems from past official Japanese kanji tests, as well as mini games.
National Console Support Says:
In 2005, over 2.4 million people took the Japan Kanji Aptitude Test which is the only kanji test authorized by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Since the learning of kanji can be a life-long endeavor, Nintendo helps learners along with Japan Kanji Test DS. Based on the structure of the tests administered by The Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation, the software includes 6,000 kanji characters to learn which covers all 8 levels of the official test. For example, if you're somewhat familiar with roughly 600 kanji characters, you're at the beginning level of 7. If you're a wizened kanji comprehending master who grasps the complete dictionary of 6,000 characters (JIS Level II), you're a level 1 professional and would do well to start your own kanji translation service bureau.

In a 1997 Japan Kanji Aptitude Test, 1,039 participants took the level 1 test but only 38 passed or 3.7% of the pool. Similar to other kanji programs, Kanji Test teaches kanji recognition with healthy doses of repetitive practice. The software also remembers your mistakes and focuses on them in subsequent sittings. To add a little bit of flair to the otherwise tedious exercise of learning hundreds and thousands of characters, eleven mini-games with kanji learning themes are included in the card to hone your skills with a little bit of light-hearted fun.

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