金 “ Kane, Kin ” meaning
1) Iron goods, the general term for iron, copper
2) Admirable, beautiful
3) Money, current money
4) Metal, as one of the five natural materials
6) The abbreviation of shogi pieces of “Kin”
“ Kin ” of the year.
*We saw many Kin in Astronomy
An annular solar eclipse had been visible in many areas of the country for 932 years. Also Venus transited by the Sun in June and Venus occultation by the moon in August.
An annular solar eclipse is “ Kin kan nissyoku”, Venus is “ Kin sei” in Japanese.
*We have got many Kin in 2012
We opened a new landmark tower “Sky Tree”, which is a broadcasting tower in Tokyo (in Japanese, “ Kin jitou wo uchitateru”).
We won 38 medals including a Gold Medal in the London Olympics. Wrestling Gold medalist, Yoshida, Saori received a National Honor Award and a Gold pearl necklace as well. Shinya Yamanaka received the Novel Peace Prize for iPS (Induced pluripotent stem cells ). It is just as good as the Gold Medal.
* We had many Kin problems
The fraud cases involving Social Security investments, the wrongful benefit received issue of social welfare, an increase in taxation problem and uses of donation money for the Tohoku Disaster.
The Kanji of the Year in the past
2011 絆“ Kizuna, Han ” meaning bond, tie
2010 暑 “Atsui, Sho” meaning hot
2009 新“ Atarashii, Shin ” meaning new
2008 変“ Kawaru, Hen ” meaning strange, change
2007 偽“ Itsuwaru, Gi, Nise ” meaning fictitious, false
2006 命“ Inochi, Mei, Myou ” meaning life
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