Japanese Writing Systems

Japanese Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji and Rōmaji

Omniglot.com has an informative page about Japanese which gives an overview of the language, the alphabet and writing system in general. Omniglot covers all three Japanese writing systems, hiragana, katakana and kanji as well as the Latin romanization system called rōmaji.

Sample texts and sound recordings of the Japanese language are provided in this resource. Other materials include a sample text in Japanese.

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