Japanese literature is also ancient and diverse, with a written history dating back over 1,200 years. Like Chinese literature, Japanese literature has a wide range of genres, including poetry, prose, drama, and fiction. One of the most famous and enduring forms of Japanese literature is haiku, a type of poetry consisting of 17 syllables in three lines. Japanese literature is also known for its emphasis on the beauty and mystery of nature, as well as its exploration of the human condition.
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