even as written horizontally, it is study from left to top. initially, jap is written vertically and skim from accurate to bottom, and from top lines (columns) to left. in recent times, we in many circumstances write sentences peppered with alphabets, and write horizontally and from left to top as in English or different ecu languages. In ealier circumstances, even as alphabets were first imported into Japan, we began to jot down horizontally and write kana and kanji from top to left, yet now we virtually under no circumstances do so, except for circumstances even as written archaically on purpose. Edited: We nevertheless write vertically in certain circumstances, as an celebration, novels or textbooks for jap. And see you later as we write vertically, it is always study from top columns to left. it may look complicated.