We typically write them in katakana now – but these Japanese words originally had kanji. How many of these can YOU read?
Earlier this year, a group that aimed to replace the Japanese writing system with the Latin alphabet admitted defeat.
The story of how modern Japanese came to assume its current written form – and how kanji nearly got left on the cutting room floor.
How Japanese writing and Japanese written speech differed in the Edo period – and how pronunciation came closer to what’s spoken today.
A brilliant author. A tragic trajectory. A powerful legacy. Learn more about the writer whose works inspired one of Kurosawa’s most famous films.
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