Is Japanese Katakana of Hebrew Origin?
Katakana is form of writing that is only used in Japan. It is thought to be indigenous to Japan.
It is a phonetic script that is used to sound out words, mainly words adapted from foreign languages.
Recent research, documented in a 2012 NHK TV report, has discovered that katakana appeared much earlier in Japanese writings than originally thought.
Japanese Linguists are unsure of the origins of katakana.
Hebrew scholars have been quite surprised to find out that as many as 300 katakana characters and many Japanese expressions, used in the daily conversation in Japan, have a possible Hebrew connection.
Chart of Hebrew and katakana:
(Images from book “Ancient gods of Japan Spring from God of Israel”, by Koji Soma)