In this series, Tofugu asks learners what Japanese learning resources and methods they use to study and why. Today, we talk to Jonathan Kirk, the guy who made the popular kanji learning app, *Kanshudo*. Jonathan focused on building up his reading skill first (which led him to create his kanji learning system). So if you want to boost your Japanese reading ability, pay attention.
>Editor’s Note>: I found this nugget to be especially useful: “If you are using iOS, add the traditional Chinese handwriting recognition keyboard. These days it will provide you with the Japanese versions of kanji as well as the Chinese versions. It’s the easiest and fastest way to look up kanji you don’t know.”