It's sadly not as easy as writing something, stuffing it in an envelope, stamping it, and sending it. Japanese letters require you to think about certain formalities, set expressions, styles of writing, and even relationships between you and the person you're writing to. It's so complicated and convoluted that even Japanese people will buy books on the subject so that they can "read up on" and study the latest letter writing rules. Don't feel bad if you feel lost. The goal of this article is to help you to understand Japanese letters. It will take a little more research and studying to be able to write a letter in Japanese, but I think I'll be covering the difficult part.
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Use This Simple Method to Write a Japanese Letter to a Friend
Writing a letter in Japanese is different from writing a letter in English. While students may find it difficult first, they will start having fun once they get into it. Writing Supplies When writing a Japanese letter to a friend, nice stationery should be used. The two photos are examples of letters from Japanese pen pals.