Japanese typewrites

The first Japanese typewriter - 1915

The history of Japanese typewriters: The Quest for a Faster Way to Write

Determined to make their offices as efficient as those of the West, the Japanese invented a typewriter for their own complex writing system early in the 20th century. The typist was touted as the belle of the workplace. But the Japanese typewriter was a challenging tool that could only be mastered after rigorous training.

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