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Chief editor: 瀬戸賢一・投野由紀夫
Editorial board: 宮畑一範
Editorial advisor: 安井 稔・國廣哲彌・池上嘉彦・堀内克明

Contents information

Original books プログレッシブ英和中辞典 第5版
Publisher Shogakukan, Inc.
Publication date February 28, 2012
Number of volumes One volume
Book price Base price: ¥3,500 + tax
Release date of JK April 1, 2001
Number of entries 138,000 entries
Number of characters 9,580,000 characters
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