And…Here We Go Again (Japan Rocks)

The JP Twitterverse went into a tizzy-fit when Twitterer panda_tamio uploaded a photo of a puppeh who looked like the Japanese “Frowny Face” emoticon.


Here’s a partial listing of QTE-moticons:


Your full “Kaomoji” primer is here.




  1. Aww, don’t be all frowny-face, sweet koinu!

  2. What can I say?

  3. Mary (the first) says:


  4. Mary (the first) says:

    I don’t get it, I guess… 😦

  5. ? Looks like a sleepy pup to me… Cute,but sleepy

  6. o hai koinu
    emoji (>_<) face is you
    make a wish haiku

  7. Hmm…I never considered that a frowny face, more like a “yikes, jeesh, arggh” face.

    And the puppy is darn cute too. The likeness is pretty amazingks.

  8. Blue Footed Booby says:

    I sense the comments on this posting will be relevant and useful!

    ᄽὁȍ ̪ őὀᄿ

  9. Okay, I’m confused. What are the semi-colons and random letters on the side of the faces supposed to imply?

  10. It varies. The semicolon indicates a ‘sweatdrop’ which is meant to indicate sheepishness, embarassment or chagrin, in the “flop-sweat” sort of way.

    The letters are usually meant to indicate hand positions. For instance a b is a thumbs up, an a means “hand raised with one finger scratching the head” see “flop-sweat” above. the f and other letters are the same but on the other side.