kanji of the year

Japan announces Kanji of the Year for 2019, and it was really the only logical choice

One topic dominated conversations in Japan this year, and now it’s officially the most significant single kanji character of the past 12 months.

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“Disaster”: 2018 Kanji of the Year unveiled by Buddhist monk at Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto

Some people in Japan are lamenting the fact that another kanji from the top 20 list wasn’t chosen instead.

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Japan’s kanji character of the year for 2017 is “north”

Because one of Japan’s Asian neighbors had the nation’s eyes looking north again and again this year.

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“Gold” named 2016 Kanji of the Year

This is the third time “gold” (kin, 金) has been named Kanji of the Year.

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“Safety” voted Japan’s official kanji of 2015

After a year of taxes and a previous year of rings, “safety” is the word that resonates true in the hearts of Japanese in 2015.

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