introducing Japanese letters : hiragana, katakana and kanji Hiragana Hiragana letters used to write the original word or phrase that comes from Japan itself. some particles in Japanese sentences are also write in hiragana. examples: Japanese words hon books in English, written using hiragana letters. particles (wa, o, ga, e, de, ni .. etc) are written in hiragana Katakana Katakana used to write Japanese words are derived from the absorption of foreign languages. Examples : Terebi , Terebi means television, that comes from absorption english television. Kanji Kanji comes from China's entry into Japan around the 7th century AD Kanji is a symbol of a simplified picture s to facilitate his writing. Pronunciation: Kanji in terms of On-yomi, the Chinese pronunciation of kanji and Kun-yomi, the pronunciation of Japanese Kanji.