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soul, spirit
Kanji 1280

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As you can see from terms such as 大和魂 (the Japanese spirit), 言霊 (the soul of language), and 士魂商才 (having a samurai’s spirit and a merchant’s business sense), matters of the soul and spirit are important in Japan. Learn to talk about putting your heart and soul into something, plus kanji as the soul of Japan. Also find out how to welcome back dead spirits on o-Bon.

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As it happens, 魂 appeared in a Chinese newscast recently. It was a story about the World Baseball Classic--in particular, a game between Japan and Taiwan. At 1:02 in the video, a young woman holds up a sign that says 台湾魂 (the spirit of Taiwan), as well as 勝 (victory). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ihd28qvrIk
 

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