Japanese English Reading Notes
読点、 (comma)とうてんUsed to indicate the connection of more than one sentence. Also called 点 (てん= dot).
句点。 (full stop)くてんUsed to indicate the end of a sentence. Also called 丸 (まる= circle)
なかてん, ちゅうてん
ぽつ, ぽち
Middle dot. Functions as a list separator in a sentence. Comma is not used to list items in a sentence.
鉤括弧「」かぎかっこJapanese quotation mark. Similar to double quotation in English.
二重括弧『』にじゅうかっこSimilar to single quotation in English.
隅付き括弧【】すみつきかっこUsed to bracket different types of headings
亀甲括弧〔〕きっこうかっこUsed for comments in quotes.
山括弧〈〉やまかっこA comment bracket.
二重山括弧《》にじゅうやまかっこA comment bracket for comments within another comment bracket set.