The dictionary that forms the basis for this database had been edited over a period of four decades, with the cooperation of over 3,000 authorities in fields such as history, Buddhism, Chinese writing, folklore, economics, law, zoology and botany as well as Japanese language, and Japanese literature. The digital format allows you to search not only individual entries, but also information such as dialects and sources.

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Original books 日本国語大辞典 第二版
Publisher Shogakukan, Inc.
Publication date December 20, 2000 - January 20, 2002
Number of volumes 13 volumes + supplemental volumes (List of Sources, etc.)
Book price Base price: ¥210,000 + tax
Release date of JK July 2, 2007
Number of entries 503,000 entries
Number of characters 88,510,000 characters
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