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After learning multiple Japanese terms for "stroke," and two more for "heart attack," you'll impress yourself with your new ability to read medical text in Japanese. You'll also be able to understand the warnings on cigarettes. Then you'll take a major leap to the botanical world, contemplating the role of a particular flower in poetry, pop culture, and above all in family crests.
Jan. 18, 2014: In the look-alikes section of the Character Profile on p. 1, I swapped the definitions for 更 and 硬. They should be as follows: 更 (1248: to renew) and 硬 (1260: hard, firm).
Nov. 24, 2013: Originally published.