how to read a japanese book

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how to read a japanese book

Post by white_lily » Wed 03.16.2005 11:24 pm

im a bit confused here
how u read a japanese book?
is it from left to right or right to left?

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RE: how to read a japanese book

Post by Mukade » Wed 03.16.2005 11:43 pm

Traditionally, Japanese text is read from top to bottom, with the book being read right to left.

Nowadays, however, with all of the Western influence felt in Japan, you will find publications reading from left to right, left to right, as well.

Typically, newspapers and novels still read top to bottom, right to left. Magazanes and non-fiction books can be either format.

Comic books tend to be read from right to left, but the text can be either top to bottom or left to right.

Are you confused yet? :)

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RE: how to read a japanese book

Post by nef919 » Thu 03.17.2005 11:15 am

widiastuti wrote:
im a bit confused here
how u read a japanese book?
is it from left to right or right to left?

Personally not very well. But seriously you can take some clues based on the book binding and layout other than that the above post hit it right on the head.
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