Thats right they even have a Kanji (Chinese Personality) of the year in Japan. So, this year is no exception with the (or Kita suggesting North) personality being elected as the most ideal for 2017. You can additionally examine our Japanese Guide for Instructions, for a list of similar Kanji personalities and also even more.
The inspiration comes from the looming danger of North Korea (aka or Kitachousen). In 2017, they remained to antagonise the Japanese community with their constant rocket examinations, dangers and their unrelenting quest of nuclear arms.
In its most recent round of rocket examinations, North Korea has launched a number of into the sea of Japan. This includes two over the north Japanese continent. Along with its continuous nuclear threat, it is likewise trying to develop as well as miniaturise a warhead. They intend to make it tiny adequate to be lugged by their short, tool and also long-range weapons collection.
In 2014 in 2016, Japan stated that its Kanji of the year was (or Kin significance gold). This was in party of the 12 gold medals it had made from the 2016 Brazil Olympic Games. Japan as well as Tokyo will certainly no question have higher goals for their medal tally in the next Olympics. Specifically as it is the host city for the next games in 2020.
You might also be interested in a few of the 2017 Japanese buzzwords that made the cut.