Mobile Phones, Email Destroying Penmanship in Japan

A new report by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Ministry of Education has found that 66.5% of people are losing their ability to handwrite Japanese characters because computers and mobile devices write the kanji characters for them. This figure is up from 25.2% ten years ago, suggesting that the proliferation of mobile devices over the last decade has accelerated the erosion of Japanese penmanship. 

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