- Vendor: SoftBank
- Version: 2006
- Release Date: Jan. 1, 2006
- Emojis: 471
The original emoji set from SoftBank in Japan. Each emoji has been mapped to its modern Unicode codepoint, despite this set existing prior to Unicode emoji standardization.
Available in Japan in 2006; though an exact release date is not known. This set may have been available prior to 2006 on some devices.
About SoftBank Emojis
SoftBank is a Japanese carrier which had its own emoji set for the years 2006—2016. Apple's original emoji font was designed to be compatible with this set due to iPhone being a SoftBank-exclusive phone when first released in Japan.
In 2016 Softbank announced they would be switching to Google emoji designs on phones supporting Android 7.0 or above. SoftBank no longer releases updates to this emoji set.