kanji

Japan’s Kanji of the Year for 2023 reveals the worries of Japanese society

A single character says a thousand words.

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What does a kanji with 12 “kuchi” radicals mean? A look at weird, forgotten Japanese characters

Three dragons and three clouds…A straight line…An upside-down “child”…What could they mean?

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Japan’s Kanji of the Year revealed, reflects both the good and the bad of 2022

Single character with multiple meanings chosen as the kanji that best sums up 2022.

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Pokémon Center apologizes for writing model Nicole Fujita’s name as Nicole Fujita

Even native Japanese readers had trouble spotting the problem in collaboration announcement.

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New capsule toys reinvent Japan’s hanko personal seal stamp whether you like it or not

Hanko fun for people of all ages and about 38 names.

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Japanese public broadcaster issues apology for calling a train a “train”

Rail otaku take NHK to task.

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The hidden meaning of the U.S. Air Force’s “shake and fries” patch in Japan

Special technique to help newcomers acclimate to life in Japan gives Japanese Twitter users a smile too.

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Japan’s Kanji of the Year announced for 2021, and it’s a familiar choice

This isn’t the first time for this character to be chosen as the representative for the year, and it probably won’t be the last either.

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U.S. college student learns the hard way to get your Japanese kanji tattoo checked by an expert

Innocent idea doesn’t go anywhere close to how she expected.

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Adorable dog plushie from Japan looks 100-percent like actual dog, but nothing like you’d expect

A very cute dog that should not be confused with a pup or pooch.

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The extremely violent backstory of how to write the word “take” in Japanese

Commonly used kanji’s components don’t make a lot of sense nowadays, but once upon a time…

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Japan announces Kanji of the Year for 2020

The top ten kanji characters reveal a lot about what life was like in Japan this year.

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Kanji T-shirt seen on U.S. TV show makes Japanese viewers giggle

According to his shirt, this guy isn’t just “huge in Japan”, he’s huge somewhere else too. 

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Organizers angered as ceremonial giant kanji “fire” in Kyoto lit early and unofficially

Whoever did this made a “big” mistake.

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Japanese teacher shares surprising reason why the kanji for crow has one less line than bird

Learn how to never mistake the two kanji ever again.

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Tired of wasting paper practicing your kanji? Try these reusable water-activated practice sheets

Just water and a brush is all you need to practice Japanese calligraphy with these high-tech school supplies!

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Dodge the biggest problem of giving yourself a kanji name with these for-foreigner personal seals

Get a stamp of approval with your own Japanese personal seal complete with your Japanese kanji name.

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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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Poop Kanji-Drill toilet paper is the best way to accomplish your Japanese studying doo-ties

Now you too can review on the loo!

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Minds blown by wire art that shows transition to from old Japanese era to new【Video】

This creative depiction of Japan’s new era will play tricks on your mind and your eyes.

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