For greeting (and farewell) Japanese emoticons you can use forward and backward slashes as a standard.However, there are a few more interesting options, such as ﾉ or ノ.To show embarrassment, you can use ; character (something like a drop of sweat on a face), or characters for blush (*, o).In addition, you can try to make your emoticon cover its face by its hands in embarrassment.You can also try to show screaming, waving their arms and so on. You can also add character Σ (sharp jerk) or some cofusion (character ;).You can make indifferent / whatever emoticons by adding special characters for arms (┐ ┌ or ╮ ╭, and various combinations with forward and backward slashes and related characters). Furthermore, you can try to use big eyes in combination with small mouth (for contrast).Therefore, unlike Western emoticons where most attention is paid to mouth, in Japanese emoticons the most important part are eyes.In addition, kaomoji are so popular because you don’t have to read them sideways.
Dissatisfaction can be easily expressed by kaomoji's facial wrinkling.This concept is formed by the combination of two words in Kanji, “kao” (顔 – “face”) and “moji” (文字 – “character”). Therefore, in Japan emoticons are popular as nowhere in the world.Japanese believe that eyes are the mirror of a human soul.In the beginning of internet and instant messaging – lack of face-to-face talk resulted in mistakenly taking parodies and humorous jokes the wrong way.