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Author Topic: 日本

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日本
2018-06-28 01:01 (169 days ago)
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Is the kanji pronounced Nihon or Nippon? What is the difference between the two pronunciations? Thank you.

nola

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Re: 日本
Reply No. 1: 2018-08-09 05:39 (127 days ago)
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Both. Wikipedia and Japan Today have some interesting information on the history of the two pronunciations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Japan and https://japantoday.com/category/features/nippon-or-nihon-no-consensus-on-japanese-pronunciation-of-japan

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Re: 日本
Reply No. 2: 2018-08-09 05:52 (127 days ago)
Both. Wikipedia and Japan Today have some interesting information on the history of the two pronunciations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Japan and https://japantoday.com/category/features/nippon-or-nihon-no-consensus-on-japanese-pronunciation-of-japan
Thanks for the link to the article on the Japan Today site. The comments are very enlightening.