Glen Nolan Grant is an acclaimed translator of Japanese. He has traveled extensively, visiting over 60 countries and learning to speak six languages. He became attracted to the Japanese writing system while living in Japan, and after hearing that many consider Japanese to be the most difficult written language in the world, he took on the challenge of finding a way to make learning it easier. Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji is the result of that challenge.
"This book will likely be most useful for you if you are a beginner who is willing to work hard using the system provided as part of a holistic educational plan including all aspects of the Japanese language and will do outside readings to cement the knowledge acquired from the book." -Japan Reference blog