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Kanji Information Sheet for 庁  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

stroke order illustration  
government office
Bushu (Radical) Info: 广 (まだれ) – dotted cliff
Henshall Mnemonic: government office is building of exactitude
Levels: JLPT N2 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 6
Frequency: #793 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N2 Words

  •   [かんちょう]
    (n) government office; authorities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんちょう]
    (n) prefectural office   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [ちょう]
    (n,n-suf) government office; agency; board   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [きしょうちょう]
    Meteorological Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうちょう]
    (n) ministries and government offices; the authorities   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいじょうほあんちょう]
    Maritime Safety Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくぜいちょう]
    (Japanese) National Tax Administration Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すいさんちょう]
    (Japanese) Fisheries Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 官   [ほっかいどうかいはつちょうちょうかん]
    Director General of Hokkaido Development Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おきなわかいはつちょうちょうかん]
    Director General of Okinawa Development Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょうぼうちょう]
    Fire and Disaster Management Agency (formerly: Fire Defense Agency)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくどちょう]
    (Japanese) National Land Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょうしゃ]
    (n) government office building   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふちょう]
    (n) prefectural office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょくりょうちょう]
    food agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • エネルギー庁   [しげんエネルギーちょう]
    Agency of Natural Resources and Energy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいきちょう]
    (abbr) Economic Planning Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぶんかちょう]
    (Japanese) Agency for Cultural Affairs   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいちょう]
    (n) government office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいざいきかくちょう]
    Economic Planning Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいさつちょう]
    National Police Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんきょうちょう]
    Environment Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けいしちょう]
    police headquarters   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃかいほけんちょう]
    Social Insurance Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [りんやちょう]
    Forest Service   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼうえいしせつちょう]
    (Japanese) Defense Facilities Administration Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぼうえいちょう]
    (Japanese) Defense Agency   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とちょう]
    (n) Tokyo Government Office   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.