As I’m on holiday this week, and as most of the survey companies are too, rather than doing some translation I thought instead I’d introduce a few other web sites in the What Japan Thinks empire. I welcome all comments from my readers about these other sites!

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First up is, probably the world’s largest collection of Japanese text emoticons, currently with 13,547 entries and will reach around 25,000 by the time I finish. It also features the ability to rate all emoticons, but despite that, in the 20 months the site has been running it’s attracted just 640 ratings!


I think the evoticon name is quite clever; I could have been boring and gone for or the like, but I think evoticon succinctly describes that I offer voting on emoticons. I also went for the .net extension as a .com would have meant …, which just looks messy to me.


Peter · August 11, 2010 at 09:59

Thanks for sharing these sites, I’d perhaps increase the size of the actual emoticon’s, i found it difficult to pick them out from the other text around it, date etc.

    Ken Y-N · August 14, 2010 at 23:43

    Hi Peter, thanks for the feedback – I certainly can make that change, as I see your point.

mia · August 11, 2010 at 23:54

i always love the evoticon site..:)

Justin · August 15, 2010 at 11:25

Perhaps you should feature cool emoticons on the home page. As it is, the homepage is not as clear and enticing as it could be because the user has to know exactly what he’s looking for beforehand.

    Ken Y-N · August 16, 2010 at 00:31

    Good idea Justin! I’ll give that a go.

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