Hiragana Times

Hiragana Times (ひらがな タイムズ) is a magazine published in Japan, and its audience is foreigners residing in Japan. The Hiragana Times is unique in that all the articles are written in both English and Japanese, with no bias between the languages. It has been published monthly in English and Japanese since 1986.[1][2]

Background and profile

The name of Hiragana Times was inspired by the fact that all kanji in the magazine have hiragana translations adjacent to it. This is known as furigana, and it allows more novice readers to comprehend the articles in both languages.

The magazine is published monthly and contains articles of cultural importance to its readers with a mix of American and British stories.


  1. Hiragana Times Profile Archived 2012-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "For the Japanese Language Classroom" (PDF). Hiragana Times. 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2016.

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