AS20131212002072_commLKanji of this year was decided.  Japan has chosen one of Kanji since 1995 from the public and this is sponsored by Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation.  Kanji of this year is WA, circle in English and it got 9518 votes among 172900. As the reason they chose this Kanji, one is because of Tokyo 2020 Olympic, in other words, the five-“ring” circle emblem (ring is WA in English).  As the second reason, people’s WA is another idea.  We had been supported each other when Tohoku earthquake and even after as well.  Japan happily had many positive events this year.  I think this Kanji, WA is really Japanese national character that we have unity power.