|Author||Andrew N. Nelson|
|Country||Japan, United States of America|
|Subject||Japanese–English character dictionary|
|Publisher||C. E. Tuttle Co.|
|Awards||1969 Prize for the Society for the Promotion of International Cultural Relations (Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai)|
|LC Class||PL679 .N4|
The Modern Reader's Japanese–English Character Dictionary (最新漢英辞典, Saishin Kan-Ei jiten) is a kanji dictionary published with English speakers in mind. Although a revised edition by John H. Haig, The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary, was published in 1997, it is still in print, now under the title The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary – Classic Edition
The dictionary contains about 5,000 entries, listing characters with their on and kun readings, compounds and English definitions. The entries are arranged by a system devised by the author as an extension of the traditional radical system.