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Essay 1233 on 誇 (to Be Proud) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

February 28: February newsletter!

March 3: essay...

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Now Out: Essay 1847 on 銘 (Inscription), 2 Revisions, and 5 New-Monics

The 246th essay has posted! Essay 1847 on 銘 (inscription; established name; to engrave on one’s mind) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

This kanji often gives items a stamp of...

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JOK Notebook

Spinmeisters

On the whole, I really like the kanji of the week,  (inscription; established name; to engrave on one’s mind). I like the way it looks. I love how people have taken a figurative leap, originally using 銘 to represent inscriptions in metal, stone, and pottery and later using this kanji as "to engrave in the mind and...

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Sushi on the Head and Days Gone By

Part of me feels that this should be a Trump-free zone because we're all inundated with miserable political news, and kanji should provide a respite. Then again, some things are too good to pass up, and anyway it's important to know how the Japanese view the unfolding disasters in the United States. 

So it is that I'm going to present you with a quiz about this...

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On Deck

Essay 1847 on 銘 (Inscription) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

February 24: essay 1847 on 銘 (inscription; inscribed signature; to engrave on one's mind)

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