Kanji of the year – Change – 変

The Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society selects the Kanji every year on December 12th.

This year’s Kanji is 変 – Change – to capture these year’s events of a new Prime minister, Obama == Change, and the changes in climate and economic turmoil.

The same Kanji can be also used as an adjective, but then it’s meaning changes to “Strange”.

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