Every year, Japan collects a representative Chinese character, which is called the Chinese character of this year (Japanese: this year’s Chinese characters), to show the overall atmosphere of the year and the public’s feelings. The representative Chinese characters will be selected from the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto on December 12th. It will be published by the Kanji Association and written by the Kiyomizu Temple Abbot in a 1.3m wide and 1.5m high paper.


A total of 15,3562 votes were received this year, and “Gold” received the largest number of 6655 votes. Its meaning includes Japanese athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games success, won the multi-faceted gold medal, the former governor of Tokyo to a “political and money” problem and the death of US President Donald Trump with golden Hair, etc . In addition, this year hot song Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, because the lead singer of the funny artist Sakamoto in the short film body is golden.


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