NHK News Explains What Japanese Web Jargon “JS” Means

Japan’s public TV channel NHK explained at its morning news what “JS” on the online forum means.

NHK introduced this “JS” [J] as a new trend word listed by International Tokyo Toy Show 2012, which means “today’s elementary school girls who are fashion-conscious”, where “JS” comes from “Joshi Shogakusei”(elementary school girls).
Actually the word “JS” as elementary school girls has been used on the Japanese web for years, mainly anonymous online forum represented by 2-channel, and adults who used social network communities as a place to meet under age girls.
In the same way, JC is a junior high-school girl (Joshi Chugakusei), JK = a high-school girl (Joshi Koukousei) and JD = a college girl (Joshi Daigakusei).

web jargon full Japanese meanings
JS Joshi Shogakusei elementary school girl
JC Joshi Chugakusei junior-high school girl
JK Joshi Koukousei(abbrev. Joshi-kousei) high school girl
JD Joshi Daigakusei(abbrev. Joshi-daisei) college girl

Caution is that JK has another meaning on the Japanese web, Joushikitekini Kangaete (=from a common sense standpoint. also spoken “Jou-Kou” by taking first Chinese letters) and this usage is as much popular as high-school girl so you need to read the context. (Wikipedia Japanese [J])

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