Japanese Writing

JapaneseWriting consists of a mixture of four scripts:

Together, the hiragana and the katakana comprise the kana.

Though you need to know kanji to be considered literate, you can get far in Japan knowing only the kana. And it takes only a short time to learn the kana with a good book, like James Heisig's "Remembering the Kana". ISBN 0824831640

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