Japanese citizens feel the symbolism-rich coin, which lacks something, can make travel in Japan difficult for foreign guests.
The history of the first kanji that makes many learners of Japanese want to pull their hair out, and why their initial guess isn’t entirely wrong.
What happens when you put the kanji for “skin” and “meat” together? Uh, not what you think.
Some of these are so long they may require a friend to help say them.
Though the kanji can translate as “lonely country,” his complaint lies elsewhere.
Find out how you can create the name of a prefecture simply by moving just one of these matchsticks.
Amazing versatility shows the depth and difficulty of the Japanese writing system.
“You use WHAT kanji for my country?!”
Ryakuji – easy on the fingers but hard on the eyes.
Is your spirit more of a Sapporo beer or a Sapporo bear? Find out with these kanji from the north that stump even Japanese people.
This is the third time “gold” (kin, 金) has been named Kanji of the Year.
Names with auspicious and beautiful meanings appear often in parents’ top picks.
Just when you thought reading Japanese couldn’t get any harder.
Kanji, go home. You’re drunk.
In Japan, one kanji character can make a lot of difference.
Can you bend your brain to turn “three” into a “ball?”
What better way to have a calligraphy master show off their skills than by writing “RocketNews24?”
Say hello to Shuetsu Sato, the man whose handcrafted packing-tape masterpieces guide millions every day.
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The kanji with the most strokes – you may run out of ink before you finish writing some of these.