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Japanese Emoticons

Japanese Emoticons

Emoticons are everywhere these days. They are handy, cool, fun, and cute. Japan’s emoticons are super cool. They look like little manga and are preprogrammed into each and every mobile phone

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You don’t even need to type them anymore. Just select, and you’re done!

There is an amazing large variety of these Japanese emoticons, Japanese people clearly have a rich imagination. And you don’t have to swivel your head to understand them.

If you’re fed up with reading sideways, try using these cute little smileys for a change:

(^_^)/bye
(^0^)/happy
d=(^o^)=byeah!
(>_<”)struggle
(x_x)beat
(-.-)y-”“”smoking
(^_-)wink
(-_-)zzzsleeping
(^-^)g”good
(>_<)frustration
(;_;)crying
(+_+)sleepy
(^_^)/”“waving
(-”“-;)sweating
(T_T)crying
d(^-^)ok
(^^;)/don’t ask
(;_;)/”“”sad bye
(@_@)surprised
(^_^)Vpeace
(^_^)blushing
(*_*)no good
m(_ _)mbow
( ‘_’ )no comment
(p_-)checking (magnifying glass)

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Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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hi,

love ur site but y dunt u put any pics of wut the emoticons look like?? just wondering! plz dunt email me!!!!!!
maryann
Jun 1, 2005 (6029 days ago)
Maryann, you just lost me… The article only shows the emoticons, with explanations behind them. For example (^_^)/ is the emoticon for “bye”.
Kjeld Duits (author)
Jun 1, 2005 (6029 days ago)
I was looking for this kind of stuff & found what I was looking for.

Thank you! (0)/  
erika
Jul 7, 2005 (5993 days ago)
hey ur site is cool , im from londona nd i think japan is the best place ever ,much betta than london :)
beau
Sep 21, 2005 (5917 days ago)

great website… youve done well

seiji
Dec 6, 2006 (5476 days ago)

Wooteh! I’m finding this stuff really useful, great idea! -

Sky-chan
Apr 6, 2009 (4624 days ago)

so nice!! but they are difficult!! hey, would you mind if I copy some and put them in an article? I will put your name and this website of course n.n

Manana
Apr 7, 2009 (4623 days ago)

Yes, please feel free, Manana. Thanks for the link back!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 7, 2009 (4623 days ago)

Followed your link from Twitter. Am familiar with a lot of these, but found some new ones. So fun!

dosankodebbie
Apr 7, 2009 (4623 days ago)

Thanks, dosankodebbie. Aren’t they super cool?

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 7, 2009 (4623 days ago)

lol they went wrong!

&amp;lt;(^o^)&amp;gt;
Jul 7, 2013 (3071 days ago)

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