Japanese Free Fonts Including Kanji

About 50 Japanese free fonts including kanji are downloadable on the web.

Some authors created fonts as their hobby, while others created fonts to promote their products, such as for logo designs, carved name seals, or other for-pay fonts. I am very thankful to them and use the fonts.

My profile image is from the Tanuki Permanent Marker font. It is pop and easy to read.

Tanuki-Zamurai, the author of this font, also created other fonts. For example, the Jiyu no Tsubasa Font imitates the font used in the theme music of the animation “Attack on Titan.” I have not watched it, but it has been very popular since the animation began airing in April 2013.

If there is any chance, try the fonts. When you use them, you must read the acceptable use policies carefully.

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Exclamation Marks in English

I have recently begun using exclamation marks at the end of greetings in English. On Lang-8, I have seen exclamation marks many times. For example, “Hello!” “Thank you for your correction!” or “I hope we can help each other!”
It may be normal to put exclamation marks at the end of sentences when talking to someone. Though I can’t distinguish whether it’s appropriate to put an exclamation mark in a given sentence, greetings can certainly use one.

In Japanese exclamation marks are less popular than in English. I have often seen them on the web, in e-mails or in novels. But, the usage is different. Though I can’t clearly see the difference, I feel that exclamation marks in Japanese express stronger emphasis, and their usage is more limited.

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A fruit called kaki or persimmon

My family in my hometown sent me about 20 kakis / persimmons. There are kaki trees in their neighbor’s yard. In the autumn the tree bear fruits. The neighbor gave my family some of them and they were sent to me. The kakis were very delicious.

Incidentally, I searched a dictionary and the web, and I found that 柿 (kaki) in Japanese is called Japanese Persimmon, Kaki Persimmon or Asian Persimmon in English (from Diospyros kaki – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ). Though 柿 (kaki) was native to China, it spread from Japan to Europe. For this reason, the word ‘kaki’ is used to indicate tha plant in English.

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Pringles disappeared from my neighbor supermarket.

A few weeks ago, Pringles disappeared from my neighbor supermarket. The shop sold both Original Pringles and Sour Cream and Onion Pringles. But, first Sour Cream and Onion disappeared and then Original as well.

I hope it is temporary, caused by failed delivery of goods or something. But, if the shop wants its private label potato snacks to take the place of Pringles, I will have lost the only shop that can sell me Pringles in my neighborhood. I have eaten the private label snacks, but Pringles is much more delicious than them.

I want to eat Sour Cream and Onion Pringles.

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