See also: Kanji
Borrowed from Japanese 漢字 (kanji, “Chinese characters”), from Middle Chinese 漢 (xàn, “Han dynasty, China”) + 字 (dzì, “[written] character”) (compare Korean 한자 (hanja), Mandarin 漢字 (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán tự).
kanji (plural kanji or kanjis)
- (uncountable) The system of writing Japanese using Chinese characters.
- Japanese is written in a mixture of kanji and kana.
- These variations cannot be said to be extraordinary in their appearance; Inoue, Sugishima, Ukita, Minagawa, and Kashu (1994) report that variation is common even among high frequency words for which kanji is the typical representation. 
- Kana is a syllabic script, and kanji is a logographic or ideographic script. 
- Any individual Chinese character as used in the Japanese language.
- I know about a thousand kanji.
Chinese characters in Japanese context
- kana (仮名)
- hiragana (平仮名)
- katakana (片仮名)
- kyūjitai (旧字体)
- romaji (ローマ字)
- shinjitai (新字体)
- Appendix:Jōyō kanji by reading
- Wikipedia article about kanji