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Innovation in Chinese / Japanese...

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Japan shinkijiku
Innovation Vertical Wall Scroll

新機軸 is a Japanese word that is used to mean: innovation; new departure; new way; milestone; breakthrough.

The literal meaning is, "new axis" or "new axle." It's almost like saying a new wheel (like coming up with a round wheel when the previous version was square).

Please note that this also has meaning in Chinese but only would mean "new axle" without the meaning of "innovation" being associated with it. Consider this to be "Japanese only."


China gé xīn
Japan kakushin
Innovation Vertical Wall Scroll

革新 is innovate or innovation in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The literal meaning is, "new leather" but you need to first understand that colloquially, this leather character also means renewal, reform, change, or transform.

The while the first character is leather or reform, the second character strictly means "new."

Failure in Not an Option

China shī bài bìng fēi yì zhǒng xuǎn zé
Failure in Not an Option Vertical Wall Scroll

This is probably the best way to say, "Failure is not an option," in Chinese.

Just don't forget that some ancient Chinese proverbs suggest that failure is a learning opportunity that leads to success or innovation. So don't plan to fail but failure is only a waste if nothing is learned from the failure.

See Also:  Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success | Failure is the Mother of Success

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin gé xīn / ge2 xin1
Taiwan ko hsin
Japanese kakushin / かくしん
Failure in Not an Option Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to innovate; innovation
Japanese (noun/participle) reform; innovation


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Japanese shinkijiku / しんきじく
Failure in Not an Option Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese innovation; new departure; milestone; breakthrough



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Mandarin chuàng xīn / chuang4 xin1
Taiwan ch`uang hsin / chuang hsin
Chinese innovation; to bring forth new ideas; to blaze new trails



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Mandarin yuán chuàng / yuan2 chuang4
Taiwan yüan ch`uang / yüan chuang
Chinese originality; creativity; innovation


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Japanese henkaku / へんかく Japanese (noun/participle) (1) change; transformation; innovation; reform; revolution; revolutionizing; upheaval; (2) Reformation


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Mandarin fū huà / fu1 hua4
Taiwan fu hua
Japanese fuka / ふか
Chinese breeding; to incubate; innovation (esp. in commerce and marketing)
Japanese (noun/participle) incubation; hatching


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Japanese shushu / しゅしゅ Japanese (noun/participle) lack of innovation; stupidity


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Mandarin gēng xīn / geng1 xin1
Taiwan keng hsin
Japanese koushin / koshin / こうしん
Chinese to replace the old with new; to renew; to renovate; to upgrade; to update; to regenerate
Japanese (noun/participle) renewal; update; innovation; improvement; (place-name) Koushin



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Mandarin dú chuàng / du2 chuang4
Taiwan tu ch`uang / tu chuang
Chinese to come up with (an innovation); innovation


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Japanese ichiseimen;isseimen / ichisemen;issemen / いちせいめん;いっせいめん Japanese innovation; new vista; new field


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Japanese doraibu / ドライブ Japanese (1) drive; trip by car; driving; (vs,vi) (2) to (go for a) drive; to go on a trip by car; (vs,vt) (3) to drive (e.g. a car); (4) to drive (innovation, change, etc.); to propel; (5) {comp} drive


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Japanese gijutsukakushin / ぎじゅつかくしん Japanese technological innovation


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Japanese hatsumeikyoukai / hatsumekyokai / はつめいきょうかい Japanese (o) Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation; JIII


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Japanese ishinnotou / ishinnoto / いしんのとう Japanese (exp,n) Japan Innovation Party


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Japanese nipponishinnokai / にっぽんいしんのかい Japanese Nippon Ishin no Kai; Japan Innovation Party; (o) Japan Restoration Party (former political party)


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Japanese inobeishon / inobeshon / イノベイション Japanese innovation


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Japanese inobeeshon / イノベーション Japanese innovation


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Japanese inobeeshonsoushutsu / inobeeshonsoshutsu / イノベーションそうしゅつ Japanese (exp,n) innovation; development of innovative solutions


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Japanese inobeeshon(p);inobeishon / inobeeshon(p);inobeshon / イノベーション(P);イノベイション Japanese innovation

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Lookup Innovation in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Innovation革新kakushingé xīn / ge2 xin1 / ge xin / gexinko hsin / kohsin
Failure in Not an Option失敗並非一種選擇
shī bài bìng fēi yì zhǒng xuǎn zé
shi1 bai4 bing4 fei1 yi4 zhong3 xuan3 ze2
shi bai bing fei yi zhong xuan ze
shih pai ping fei i chung hsüan tse
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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