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Kaomoji: the Japanese emoticons!

Kaomoji Our mobile phones, tablets, computers etc. can all be used for texting and we are quite familiar with the various types of emoticons available in each of these. Now, people use emoticons not only in the messages but also in e-mails and handwritten items. The earlier emoticons were a set of symbols and characters…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 2

Find out more about hidden Japanese culture on your smartphone and learn their original meaning. Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru Mizasaru kikazaru iwazaru (見ざる, 聞かざる, 言わざる) are the three wise monkeys from Japan. It is a wordplay and means “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. Gesture Negation is often gestured in Japan by crossing…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 1

Nowadays we would not be able to communicate dry virtual messages without smoothing them out with emoticons. Based on smileys they have evolved to our everyday must have tool. Some of them underline emotions, some decorate the overall message and some are a mystery to many. The reason for this is the Japanese cultural background.…