#147 Emoji

絵文字 or Emoji literally means ‘picture letters’

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These cute faces and pictures can be sent from phone to phone and are used a lot on social networking sites.

They’re similar to emoticons in the west – but the compatibility is wider and the range of options is also wider.. from food to bowing businessmen and common symbols/characters.

Japanese phone’s even have an emoji section in the keyboard options:

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