Japanese pens stand out from their international counterparts with one distinguishing feature: they are engineered to write more precisely. If you compare the ball in the tip of a Japanese pen to any other, you will notice how much smaller the Japanese ball is. This allows for more detailed writing. If you have ever studied kanji, it goes without saying that the ability to write more precisely is a necessity of Japanese, and this is undoubtedly why their writing implements are much finer. We love this characteristic of Japanese pens first and foremost. It certainly helps that Japanese pens seem to be a lot better looking, too!