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Get your kanji on

Gareth Edwards

Wa-mailJapanese-language afficionados and manga otaku may be interested to know that someone's come up with a Java app that lets you send and receive email in Japanese from your inferior Western cellphone. What possible use is that to you? Have a Japanese friend email you that kanji character you're getting tattooed on your arm next week—then at least you'll know it (a) exists and (b) is the right way up. (Made by Omronsoft, though they don't divulge any info on their site; K-Tai Watch claims they're going to sell it to handset makers rather than us individuals, which if true means Omronsoft is so off our Christmas card list.)

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