The Japanese language is a interesting one with the main writing type known as Kanji being inspired by the chinese system by the same name. However, Japan has two different variations of this writing system as well as a romanized Japanese system.
Kanji () is inspired by the chinese writing system of the same name. Kanji is very complex and used in many calligraphic paintings due to how beautiful the symbols look. Here is an example of Kanji writing:
Hiragana () is the japanese writing used mostly for anything that isn't a foreign word and also isn't based on a similar chinese word. This is the writing that most people learn first when practising Japanese outside of Japan. Here is a example of Hiragana:
Katakana () is the writing used for any words that are taken from the westernised dictionary and doesn't have a Japanese equal but the words sound phonetically the same. Here is an example of katakana: