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kokuji (plural kokuji)
kanji characters invented in Japan
- Some kokuji have since been used in Chinese languages; see Category:Japanese-coined CJKV characters used outside Japanese.
- Some kokkun (characters borrowed from Chinese, but given different meanings in Japanese) are often mislabeled as kokuji.
- Japanese simplifications are instead referred to as 新字体 (しんじたい, shinjitai, “new character forms”).