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Sharp's new Brain PW-A7200 electronic dictionary has a higher screen resolution and enables easy magnification of words. You can jump search for words and explanations on usage. There are various kinds of contents in the dictionary, such as the encyclopedia of Japanese history and medical terms.

Price: 36,000 yen

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that's really cool, going to have to remember this little handy tool

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I was looking into getting something like this for my next trip to japan - but if you already have a smart phone - there's a few apps that can suffice in place of one of these - but prolly limited in functions compared to this.

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I was very surprised to learn recently that some schools in Japan don't allow the students to have dictionaries in their English classes. A mother who wanted her son (Who's Half American) was disciplined by the homeroom teacher for bring one of these dictionaries to school.

They told her that her son was allowed an old fashion dictionary but allowing her son to have a computer dictionary gave an unfair advantage to her son over other students.

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For me, the biggest failings of these things is that they do not translate EVERYTHING into English.

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My only issue with these dictionaries (as well as traditional paperback ones) is that whatever is written there for most students is always considered correct. And this applies equally to anyone studying Japanese. Sorry, but there are all kinds of mistakes in these - J/E or E/J. I really wish students would not blindly accept everything they read!

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Does it have ふりがな for all those pesky kanji?

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Does it have ふりがな for all those pesky kanji?

That was my issue with electronic dictionaries way back in the early '90s. I ended up with the Casio Boss, because at least you could highlight kanji and see their yomikata. Of course, most users of these devices being Japanese, furigana isn't the most important feature.

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The trouble with this is that there are a bunch of applications that do the same thing for iPhone and iPad. I'd rather have an iPad application. Why? It's just one less piece of hardware to cart around.

I'll stick to my iPhone and iPad thanks.

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Iphone and ipad are slow compared to a good electronic dictionary. I use the EX word with dual touch screens. It has the Kenkyusha Japanese - English dictionary in all it's glory and it works fast in class. Also, if you look up an English word and can't read the Japanese definition, you can just highlight the word and it'll jump over to the Japanese-English dictionary and pull up reading/definition. I love it, and my iphone can't even come close.

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My android Japanese dictionaries are all I need. Aedict and wwwjdic.

36,000yen? very expensive piece of equipment for hardcore users. You can buy Computers for that price.

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