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Many people, the deaf included, use smileys
:-), :), or (: in emails, to show happy face
or sad face. Japanese people, emailing each
other, also use smileys, but it is different.
These Japanese smileys are (*_*), (“)(-_-)(“),
(T_T)). It was designed and developed by
Wakabayashi Yasushi. He is deaf.