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KAN

meaning: government, official
警官 == keikan == policeman
官庁 == kanchou == government office


Top radical is 'roof/building'. Bottom radical is 'buttocks', here acting phonetically to express 'work', and possibly the idea of 'sedentary'. Thus, 'one doing sedentary work in a building'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Government official in building sits on backside.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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