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:

(^^;)/don’t ask
(;_;)/”“”sad bye
(*_*)no good
m(_ _)mbow
( ‘_’ )no comment
(p_-)checking (magnifying glass)

Find lots more at Japanese Emoticons

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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love ur site but y dunt u put any pics of wut the emoticons look like?? just wondering! plz dunt email me!!!!!!
May 31, 2005 (6756 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)
May 31, 2005 (6756 days ago)
I was looking for this kind of stuff & found what I was looking for.

Thank you! (0)/  
Jul 6, 2005 (6720 days ago)
hey ur site is cool , im from londona nd i think japan is the best place ever ,much betta than london :)
Sep 20, 2005 (6644 days ago)

great website… youve done well

Dec 5, 2006 (6203 days ago)

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

Apr 5, 2009 (5351 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

Apr 6, 2009 (5350 days ago)

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

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 6, 2009 (5350 days ago)

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

Apr 6, 2009 (5350 days ago)

Thanks, dosankodebbie. Aren’t they super cool?

Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 6, 2009 (5350 days ago)

lol they went wrong!

Jul 7, 2013 (3798 days ago)

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