Wired.com’s Pocket-Sized English-to-Japanese Emoticon Translator

Check out WIRED’s pocket-sized English-to-Japanese emoticon translator. This will come in handy for those not familiar with Japan’s wide world of emoticons. Now even if you can’t understand the text, you’ll at least be able to identify the sentiment.


Print it out and paste it to the back of your cellphone before you hop the pond.

(via WIRED.com)


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I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

3 Responses to Wired.com’s Pocket-Sized English-to-Japanese Emoticon Translator

  1. Njoy says:

    Thanks – I actually do receive some of these in emails at work, good to know what they actually mean so I can respond appropriately…!

  2. zotasansai says:

    There’s now a rubber stamp so you can create Japanese style emoticons

    • Cameron says:

      The link posted led to a malware site, so I’ve removed it. Here’s a couple of different links to other suppliers of the stamp http://www.japantrendshop.com/kaoiro-p-847.html http://technabob.com/blog/2010/05/18/emoticon-rubber-stamp/

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