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The 12 symbolic zodiac animals represent the Japanese lunar calendar system in a cycle of 12 years.

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They rotate in the order of the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Hare, the Dragon, the Serpent, the Horse, the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog, and the Boar.

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The year of 2006 (the 18th year of Heisei) falls on the Dog in the zodiac calendar.

It is said that everyone portrays each individual

zodiac animalfs characteristic.

People born in the Year of the Dog (1922,-34, 46, 58, 70, 82, 94) are said to be sincere, have a strong sense of justice, and value affection and friendship.

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