Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Akio Toyoda's new year's greeting card 2016

This is Akio Toyoda's official new year's greeting card. (full disclosure: I did not receive one...but no big surprise there...)

2016 is the year of the monkey. Akio-kun was born in the year of the monkey in 1956.

The character in the white diamond above Akio's head is pronounced "kichi," and it means "lucky."

Indeed, Akio-kun, you are very lucky not to be in jail right now. How did you do that?

And why have you included an image obviously taken from the "rising sun" wartime military flag of Japan?