On the J-List and JBOX.com websites right now we’ve got a New Year’s greetings featuring our mascot character Megumi who wishes you an awesome 2011. In the lower right hand corner of the graphic is a red stamp that’s a unique aspect of Japan, the official hanko (“name stamp”) of our company. Instead of Western-style signing of documents, it’s common for Japanese to use one of these hanko stamps which has been created specifically for that person and registered with the city office. Companies have officially hanko stamps, too, and when you buy a Mac in Japan there’ll be a cool stylized stamp on the warranty card that says Kabushiki Gaisha Apple on it. Incidentally, J-List sells cool custom name stamps from Japan featuring your name in kanji, and part of our service is the creation of kanji for your name by our competent native Japanese staff. The name stamps are 100% legal for use in Japan, too. Why not make a cool kanji name stamp for yourself today?
Kanji name stamps are a unique aspect of living in Japan.