Japan’s kanji of the year: ?

I can’t seem to manage the enthusiasm to talk about the selection now, so maybe commenters can handle this one. (Pretty please!) But at least 命 is more interesting than the kanji of the year for 2005: 愛.

source: 2006年「今年の漢字」応募集計結果発表, December 13, 2006

other reading: Taiwan’s Chinese character of the year, Pinyin News, January 22, 2006

2 thoughts on “Japan’s kanji of the year: ?

  1. I think I read somewhere that “inochi” ? was chosen in reaction to the recent spate of student suicides in Japan. The idea is to remind students of the importance of life.

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