A foreigner living in Japan for eleven years now knows an alternative kanji for dog.
“Yes! It’s 2018 – the year of Barry knowing the zodiac dog kanji,” says 11-years-a-gaijin Barry O’Reilly.
Barry’s friends will receive LINE messages and Facebook notifications over the next month from Barry using 戌 when referring to any kind of dog.
“Look out bitches, Barry now knows two dog kanjis, and will be using the more rare one at will over the next month before he forgets,” says Barry.
“I can’t wait for 2019 when I can learn another kanji for pig.”
Barry has already sent a message to his mate Dave asking if they will be “meeting at the 戌 in Shibuya next Saturday night?”