Language Info

Japanese written in Japanese script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Alternate Scripts for Japanese

  • Japanese can also be written using the Hiragana script
  • Japanese can also be written using the Katakana script

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language


Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Japanese uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Japanese is 120,563,891 people across 2 countries.


120,128,450 people
95.00% literate in Japanese


435,441 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters