chapter  I
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How Japan Acquired the Writing

HOW JAPAN ACQUIRED THE WRITING

vVhether Japan possessed the art of writing before the introducion of Chinese characters or ideographie script is a matter oi conjecture. Letters said to have been found in eertain old eopies are much like, if not identicaI, to modern Chosenese alphabet. But the fact that no scripture text had ever been found leads many to doubt the authenticity of such copies.