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Meaning of Japanese character emojis

Have you ever wondered what all those Japanese character emojis really mean, those different circles and squares with a lot of markings in them? Or the white flower? Below we explain what each of them mean!

Meaning of 🉑

Japanese Acceptable button

This emoji means "acceptable" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "acceptable", used in the context where you want to express that something is "acceptable". Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈶

Japanese not free of charge buggon

This emoji means "not free" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "to have" or "to own." Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈚

Japanese free of charge button

This emoji means "free" and contains the Japanese kanji character for "missing" or "not having" something. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈸

Japanese sign for usage

This emoji means "use" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "request". An alternative meaning of the emoji is "monkey", from the Chinese zodiac. The sign is usually used in Japan to mark an application or inquiry form. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈺

Japanese symbol for open for business

This emoji means "open" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "work". In Japan, the sign is used in conjunction with a store's opening hours to give notice when the store is open for customers. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈷️

Japanese symbol for monthly amount

This emoji means "month" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "moon" or "month". Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 💮

White flower

This emoji represents a white flower ornamented with a red frame. It contains (on most units) a Japanese text which a little roughly can be translated to "very well done" and is often used by teachers through a stamp that they use to mark student works or essays, that they consider to be very well executed. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🉐

Japanese sign for bargain

This emoji means "bargain" and is used in Japan when something is a bargain in the form of a good buy. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of ㊙️

Japanese Secret button

This emoji means "secret" and also contains the Japanese kanji sign for "secret". Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of ㊗️

Japanese congratulations button

This emoji means "congratulations" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "congratulations" or "praying for happiness". Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈴

Japanese sign for approved (grade)

This emoji means "approved grade" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "agreement", in the form of that something is merged. Used in connection with grades to note a passing grade. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈵

Japanese sign for full, no free rooms

This emoji means "full, no vacant space" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "full" in the sense that something is filled to its maximum capacity - for example a hotel. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈹

Japanese sign for sale

This emoji means "discount" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "cut" or "split". Used in Japan to indicate that something is on sale or at a discounted price. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈲

Japanese sign for forbidden

This emoji means "forbidden" and also contains the Japanese kanji sign for "forbidden". Generally used to indicate that something is not allowed. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈯

Japanese reserved button

This emoji means "reserved" and contains the Japanese character for "finger" or "toe", used to point or indicate a particular direction. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈳

Japanese sign for Vacancy

This emoji means "vacant room" and contains the Japanese kanji sign for "empty" or "vacant". Often used in contexts where you want to convey that there is space, such as that there are vacant hotel rooms or that there are unoccupied parking spaces. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈂️

Japanese sign for Service Charge

This emoji means "service" or "serving fee" and contains the Japanese katakana sign "sa". Katakana characters are only syllables and (usually) have no meaning of their own, opposed to the kanji characters. But in this context, this sign means that the "house offers" something, such as a welcome drink. Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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Meaning of 🈁

Squared katakana koko (here)

This emoji means "here" and contains the Japanese katakana characters that together form the phrase "koko", which simply means "here" (close to the person saying the phrase). Click on the large emoji to copy it.

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