kanji

“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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The most popular Japanese baby names of the past 30 years, from Sakura to Shota

Meanings show hope for bold boys, beautiful girls in list of the most popular names of the Heisei era.

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Japanese study tip: Imagine kanji characters as fighting game characters, like in this cool video

Kanji are one of the hardest parts of leaning Japanese, but they’re easier when they have move sets related to their meanings.

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Awesome Japanese elementary school teacher rewards kids who use independent learning on his tests

Learned everything covered in class? You get 100 percent. Learned more than what was covered in class? Then you get a bonus.

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Kanji Tetris is the coolest way to practice and play with Japanese that we’ve ever seen【Video】

We want to play this game ourselves! There’s just one problem….

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What’s funnier and more likely to make you study than poo? How about male pattern baldness?

Can comedians Takashi and Saito-san use their power of alopecia for good, and get kids studying kanji?

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Japanese government tells teachers not to be so strict, at least about some kanji radicals

Students rejoice and adults gripe as the government Agency for Cultural Affairs declares some writing “rules” undecided.

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Cool design on Japanese posters lets you look at kanji upside-down for a whole new meaning

Don’t strain your neck! We’ll show you what they look like the other way.

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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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Eat shit and learn Japanese with educational poo-inspired candies from Japan

Professor Poop wants to impart you with kanji knowledge during his temporary stay in your digestive system.

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Renowned Japanese calligraphy teacher ranks the top 10 kanji that foreigners like

Proves that we have a soft spot for flowers, wind, and little wavy boats.

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Foreigners misreading Japanese kanji of “two men one woman” is too pure for Japanese Internet

Apparently this kanji is read differently based on what country you’re from.

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Watch this renowned Japanese calligrapher effortlessly write “the hardest kanji ever”【Video】

She makes all 56 strokes look easy.

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Japanese idioms become cute anime girls in latest anthropomorphization video game【Video】

Language is power in Idiom Girl.

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Discrimination fears lead Japanese genetics society to replace words for dominant, recessive gene

But a potential problem is lurking in its proposed revision.

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“Poop Kanji Town” opens in Tokyo with excrement-shaped items on the menu

The new collaboration combines Japanese-language learning with poop-shaped edible items.

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Government statistics reveal the most common Japanese surnames, makes Mr. Sato sad

Perhaps you would too if you share the same surname with 1.8 million people.

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W.T.F. Japan: One year anniversary special! Top 5 W.T.F. Japan articles 【Weird Top Five】

Plus a special announcement about the W.T.F. series!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 kanji with ironic meanings【Weird Top Five】

It would just be silly if the kanji for “strong” had “weak” in it… right?

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Learn Japanese kanji with captivating stop-motion videos created by Tokyo animator

These adorable clips and characters will help you memorise kanji symbols and make you smile at the same time.

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