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.
We’re back and ready to take on the third, and most puzzling, type of Japanese text: katakana.
No, it’s not because the Japanese language hates you.
After a year of taxes and a previous year of rings, “safety” is the word that resonates true in the hearts of Japanese in 2015.
Individuality is more than just writing kanji slightly differently from each other.
With its brushstroke-style Japanese text, this T-shirt might look cool, but it’s literally ridiculous.
With the advent of cellphones, wristwatches have become less and less common, meaning makers have had to get more and more creative capture the attention of customers. One perfect example is this Japanese watch company that has started selling watches that use transforming metal kanji characters to tell the time!