Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fact of the Day: Great Literacy Rate


Despite having thousands of Kanji (Chinese characters) to learn, plus the letters for Hiragana, Katakana, and Romaji; most of Japan knows how to read and write. The literacy rate is well over 99% which is similar to any Western nation that uses a much simpler alphabet and writing system. Got to admire hard work.

1 comment:

  1. True but it is also because of their own language that it is hard for them to learn other languages like english, since it's has a completely new character set.

    Unlike when your default language is english, it'll be easier for you to learn french and spanish since you'll be using the same characters.

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