How to write "Hikaru" in Japanese kanji(Chinese characters).

Japanese uses three distinct writing systems called kanji(Chinese characters), hiragana, and katakana.

Generally, foreign names are not written in kanji, but rather presented in a Japanese alphabet known as katakana. Ninja John can create custom products for you with your name’s kanji(Chinese characters).

When the name Hikaru is written in katakana, it appears like this: ヒカル (HIKARU)

We search for kanji that can be read the same way, and using those phonetic characters, we create a name in kanji.

This time we created the following name in Kanji: 光

光 means “a flash” or “light.”

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