If you love Japan, you must surely know that the Japanese are very large consumers of all things “Kawaii”. Clothing, accessories, figurines, key chains, etc … Anything goes, literally, even the police has its own Kawaii mascot (Pipo-kun)!
This phenomena even translates into their writing style, especially when they use their cellphones to send text messages or e-mails, just full of all kinds of small animals moving and colors that go in all directions. Some Japanese manufacturers of cellphones do not also hesitate to base some of their advertising campaigns just on this aspect, the race for customization and number of available “Emoji” is on !!!!
Unfortunately (?) this does not stop at electronics, some girls even find a way to customize their handwritten letters by placing tons of small stickers that can be found everywhere. Very disconcerting the first time!
Even when animated “Emoji” are not available on their phone, the Japanese are testing the entire catalog of available characters on their keyboard and show great originality to translate their emotions in small characters they create by using signs from their keyboard. Here is the ranking of the 30 “simple Emoji”” that the Japanese use the most in their emails:
(Often, Japanese characters are indecipherable on Windows XP, a succession of question marks then replace the kanji. If this is your case, follow this link)
30. Cheerful : ∩( ・ω・)∩, ( ・ω・)
Because there are some that they don’t often use but that are so hilarious ! （´∀｀）
It’s delicious : ლ(´ڡ`ლ)
Source : Goo Ranking Japan