Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

National Dec 12, 2016

Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

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 ...

'An,' meaning safety, named Japan's kanji of the year for 2015

National Dec 15, 2015

'An,' meaning safety, named Japan's kanji of the year for 2015

The kanji an, which denotes safety or peace, best symbolizes the national mood in 2015, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday. The character reflects the claims and counterclaims that rang out nationwide when the Abe administration steamrolled security bills through the Diet this summer. ...