Logo of NINJAL

Logo of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics

In December 2002, the logo (emblem) of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics was chosen from among proposals submitted in response to an Institute-internal invitation.
Using the shape of the Chinese character "Gen" of the Japanese word Gengo (language), the design shows a fresh and supple leaf or "ha", which is a part of the Japanese word Kotoba (language), waving in a refreshing breeze.
This logo is used in a variety of places, including the publications, Website, envelopes, letterhead, and name cards of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics.