Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Though this body rots away, do not doubt I will keep running / To the end of that world

habu(ku), kaeri(miru)
meaning: ministry, omit, examine
反省 == hansei == reflection, reconsideration, introspection, meditation, contemplation

国務省 == kokumushou == State Department

Top radical is 'few/little' (少), bottom radical is 'eye' (目). These elements probably mean 'narrowing one's eyes in order to scrutinize', i.e., 'examine'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Few eyes examine ministry: an omission.'

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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