I already complained about being illiterate here. This, on the other hand means I am very motivated to learn to read, which, unfortunately, is not an easy task.
In Japan, three writing systems coexist:
- Hiragana, which is syllabic and is used mainly for grammatical inflections and particles.
- Katakana, which is also syllabic and is used for all non-Japanese words.
- Kanji. These are Chinese characters and make up the majority of written text.