Don't know what that emoitcon is probably because like you, "I have no desire to become fluent in Japanese." And with this forum being in English, maybe we could keep it to just that. I mean, "I have no problem respecting the art and the Japanese people, but I speak English. Let's not add another layer of difficulty to aikido" um, I mean this thread...I guess I quote people too much.
I thought that emoticon was you mooning everyone...but I guess that would be more like this:
But I guess the only real reason for this post was not to be funny, but to...