Alternate Scripts for Japanese
- Japanese can also be written using the Hiragana script
- Japanese can also be written using the Katakana script
The minimal characters required for this language
Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..
The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning
Japanese uses characters from the following Unicode blocks
- Basic Latin
- Latin-1 Supplement
- General Punctuation
- CJK Symbols and Punctuation
- CJK Unified Ideographs
- Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
The worldwide literate language population for Japanese is 120,563,891 people across 2 countries.