Quote Japan

Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Nihongo- Quotes about the Japanese language

“like a half grown chicken which had stepped into muddy water and the walked two or three times deliberately on a sheet of coarse paper” The Emperor’s signature, according to American whaler captain Mercator Cooper, Aliens in the East pg 219

“bold hieroglyphics stamped with two or three characters that could be read…as unthinkingly as a traffic light” Peter Carey spotting the advantages of kanji in comics, Wrong about Japan pg 5

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