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Japan: And the kanji of 2009 is …

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Ideas

Blogger fenetre39 comments [1] [ja] on the kanji, or chinese character, chosen by the Kanji Kentei Foundation [2] as representative of 2009.
The kanji is 新 (ara or shin), meaning “new”.
In the blogger`s opinion, the reason of the choice [3] [ja] is mainly due to the “new” government that took power in August.