Sunday, July 25, 2010


by Pa Rock
Cultural Explorer
Kanji is ancient Chinese heiroglyphics or script that has been incorporated across many countries in the Orient. There are between 50,000 to 100,000 distinct characters in Kanji, though many of those are obscure variants that are seldom used and even less seldom understood. The Kanji characters that are most commonly in use in modern Japan number between two and three thousand.

The reason that I have addressed the subject of Kanji script is to explain the Kanji symbol at the top of this page, just above the Twitter Updates. It is the symbol for "Okinawa." And now you know the rest of the story!

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