Japanese has two forms of phonetic (sound-based) writing, hiragana and katakana. In modern Japanese, most writing is done in a mixture of hiragana and kanji (Chinese characters).What is modern Japanese literature?
Japanese Modern Literature (from 1868) It is a poignant story of unfulfilled love, set against the background of the dramatic social change that came with the fall of the Meiji regime, as the young heroine is forced by poverty to become mistress to a moneylender.What is the literature of Japan?
Japanese literature spans a period of almost two millennia and comprises one of the major literatures in the world, comparable to English literature in age and scope. It comprises a number of genres, including novels, poetry, and drama, travelogues, personal diaries and collections of random thoughts and impressions.