An unidentifiable kanji in the kanji section of the JLPT test last week made a surprise appearance into Tony Anderson’s life late yesterday afternoon.

For the 33 years until the JLPT test on Sunday the kanji had led a relatively quiet existence never straying too close to Anderson’s living memory.

After seeing the elusive kanji yesterday, Anderson made a firm commitment to himself to avoid looking up its meaning until the results of the test had been announced.

This commitment lasted for about 25 seconds.

Anderson immediately regretted his lack of staying power and knew he “should have just gone with answer number (3)”.

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