• Kyodo


The kanji for kin, meaning gold or money, has been picked as the character best symbolizing this year’s social mood in Japan, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Monday.

The selection came after Japan won 12 gold medals at the Rio Olympics and former Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe resigned in June over a political money scandal. Some also cited the “golden” hair belonging to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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