Gaijin all across Japan have begun learning kanji related to temperature, switching operation modes, wind power, and automatic movement.

“I still don’t know the kanji for house, but I now know the kanji for wind velocity,” says 27-year-old Julie Adamson living in Osaka.

“Of course I don’t know how to read it, I just know what it means.”

Adamson still refers to the kanji as “kaze hayai”.

“Are you there Riho? I’m just going to hit the kaze hayai button now and see what happens,” Adamson said to her friend while attempting to navigate through the perilous air conditioner remote control.

Adamson is currently still freezing in her apartment, as she has yet to learn the meaning of 運転切換.

Image: Shibata

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