Hiragana Times

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Hiragana Times (ひらがな タイムズ) is a magazine published in Japan, written for foreigners residing in Japan. The Hiragana Times is unique in that all the articles are written in both English and Japanese, with no bias between the languages. It is published monthly in English and Japanese since 1986.[1]


The name of the magazine comes from the fact that all kanji in the magazine have hiragana translations adjacent (called furigana), allowing more novice readers to comprehend the articles in both languages.

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The magazine is published monthly and contains articles of cultural importance to Japanese readers, with some American and British stories mixed in.


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