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Kanji of the year this time: - WA or RIN – as in Olympics: gorin - ring or circle:

a circle/group of persons in close relations, usually the Japanese people as a whole or from a region, becoming a WA to strive for a common goal or by sharing the same feelings:

to get/from getting the Olympics and Mt Fuji as world heritage and the RAKUten Eagels (team from the Tohoku disaster area) first yusho (they are the newest baseball team in the 2 top leagues):

RAKU (ease) and in e.g. tanoshimi (enjoyment, looking forward) was 2nd most popular kanji, BAI from bai-gaeshi (one phrase of the year) was 3rd with 7623 votes.

Determined with a poll by the Japan Kanji Ability Certification Association: 170 290 entries this year, 9518 selected WA. As always (started in 1995) it was written at the Kiyomizu-temple in Kyoto by the chief abbot on the “Kanji Day”, Dec. 12th.

http://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2013/12/12/kanji-2013_n_4430122.html

(pics of the kanji of years before listed below)

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Usually many people are asked to write/name one kanji to represent their year, prime minister Abe has dream (coming true: Tokyo Olympics), the kanji Hakuho and Kisenosato especially like.

Endo selected 縁, EN (not his from Endo), connection, destiny.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/14/kiji/K20131214007198300.html

Generally all popular rikishi are asked and many are reported.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZQ4FomPZUo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-nxxp5QPL0

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Kanji of the year this time: 輪 - WA or RIN – as in Olympics: gorin - ring or circle:

Also the WA in Wajima.

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Kanji of the year 2015 is AN 安, this year exclusively from (in)security (treaty), also yasu in Takayasu.
The poll had 129 647 entries this year, 5632 selected AN - last year 167 613 entries and 8679 selected "tax".
2nd this year with 4929 was baku, explode, not just bombs, one of the 2 top phrases of this year was "bakugai", shopping spree (the 50 nominations).
3rd was sen, fight, battle, with 4556.
As always (started in 1995) it was written at the Kiyomizu-temple in Kyoto by the chief abbot.


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Generally all popular rikishi are asked about their kanji of the year and many are reported (in another thread). Edited by Akinomaki
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This year the most boring choice again, kin/kane, gold and money for the 3rd time after 2000 and 2012 - Olympic years - and money rules. http://www.kanken.or.jp/kanji2016/

Phrases of the year look boring as well, a baseball winner: http://singo.jiyu.co.jp/detail.html#prize01

The 30 nominations: http://gigazine.net/news/20161117-word-of-the-year/

Best dictionary new words of the year look more interesting: http://dictionary.sanseido-publ.co.jp/topic/shingo2016/2016Best10.html

Sanseido picked hobo-hobo as the one: hobo means nearly and hobo-hobo is even closer to 100%.

I expect rikishi's kanji of the year reports start after the Nikkan ozumo awards are complete.

Same procedure as every year:

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On 16/12/2016 at 17:05, Akinomaki said:

This year the most boring choice again, kin/kane, gold and money for the 3rd time after 2000 and 2012 - Olympic years - and money rules.

Olympic year, and again kin/kane, gold and money is the kanji of the year, 10422 votes of 223773 in total, 2nd rin 輪 with 10304, the Olympic rings.

Like every year, at the Purify-water temple, the Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, written today by the chief abbot. https://www.kanken.or.jp/kanji2021/

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The best newly created 4 kanji phrases of the year were announced yesterday by Sumitomo life insurance, one for the exceptional retirement of Hakuho made it to the best 9 runner-ups,  引退鵬道 intaihoudou, retirement reports - properly 引退報道, but with the hou from Hakuhou. http://www.nikkansports.com/general/news/202112210000852.html

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On 13/12/2021 at 11:37, Akinomaki said:

Olympic year, and again kin/kane, gold and money is the kanji of the year, 10422 votes of 223773 in total, 2nd rin 輪 with 10304, the Olympic rings.

Like every year, at the Purify-water temple, the Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, written today by the chief abbot. https://www.kanken.or.jp/kanji2021/

 

Wow, they actually chose a kanji that I know!  :)

 

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The kanji of the year was announced yesterday and written as always by the chief abbot of the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto:  zei - tax , like 10 years ago, 5967 votes of 147 878.

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all previous years: 2022 down to 1995

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live broadcast with first the scenes from recent years repeated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzkK-N20IQc&t=1h49m

The top 20 by Kanken, the Kanji kentei kyokai https://www.kanken.or.jp/kanji2023/common/images/release.pdf

2 is heat with 5571, 3 last year's war with 5011 votes

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