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Q: English-Japanese translation ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: English-Japanese translation
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: stillh2os44-ga
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Posted: 05 Jun 2005 11:16 PDT
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Question ID: 529603
How does one write the date September 10, 2005 in Japanese?
Subject: Re: English-Japanese translation
Answered By: secret901-ga on 05 Jun 2005 11:43 PDT
Hi stillh2os44,

Using Western digits, the Japanese way to write September 10, 2005 is:

The Japanese characters might not be visible if you are not using a
browser that can handle Japanese text.  If you are unable to see them,
please let me know so that I can provide you a graphic version.

There are others ways to represent the date (imperial dates or using
Kanji digits), but they are not as widespread as this way.

I hope this is what you're looking for.  If you still have questions
regarding this answer, please request for clarification before rating



Request for Answer Clarification by stillh2os44-ga on 05 Jun 2005 17:08 PDT
Hi, thanks for your quick response to my question about Japanese
translation of September 10, 2005.  You mentioned the possibility of
the possibility of a graphic version.  Although I can see the Japanese
characters in your answer, I'm wondering if there is a more
esthetically pleasing version (without western numbers) as the date is
a wedding date and I'm making a piece of art in which I waqnt to
incorporate the Japanese characters for the date.  Any suggestions
would be welcomed.

Clarification of Answer by secret901-ga on 05 Jun 2005 17:51 PDT
Hi stillh2os44,

Here are some other ways to write the date:
Emperor style, Western digits:
??17?9?10? (Heisei [Akihito] year 17, month 9, day 10)
Emperor style, Kanji digits:
????????? (Heisei year 17, month 9, day 10)
There is a traditional way to write month names that is still used in
poetic works, but except for the name of December (?? - shiwasu) they
are not widely used.

I hope this answers your question.

Clarification of Answer by secret901-ga on 05 Jun 2005 18:15 PDT
By the way, here's a calendar of lucky and unlucky days in Japan for
important events like weddings:
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