kanji /kahn'jee/ (from the japanese "kan" - the chinese han dynasty, and "ji" - glyph or letter of the alphabet. not capitalised. plural "kanji") the japanese word for a han character used in japanese. kanji constitute a part of the writing system used to represent the japanese language in written, printed and displayed form. the term is also used for the collection of all kanji letters.
Kanji (; ), or kan'ji, are the adopted logographic Chinese characters () that are used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana and katakana. The Japanese term kanji for the Chinese characters literally means "Han characters" and is written using the same characters as the Chinese word .