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I would venture a guess that the standard population finds ways of deviating from the prescribed. Perhaps the Japanese, having a government prescribed sets of kanji, are less lenient in their ways than us, but I leave judgement of that to those in the know. Either way, despite rules and regulations, for each letter, each stroke there is a different human doing it a different way each and every time.
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And then there are "fad" writing styles, like the round character style that was apparently big with jr. high and high school girls awhile back.
In short, handwriting is a whole can of worms in Japanese.
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