Meaning

Primary

Plan

Alternatives

Planning, Project

Word Type

noun, verbal noun

Explanation

Take your plan and add some images to it. This is your plan.

While 計画 refers to plans in general, 企画 specifically refers to the planning of events, projects, or initiatives, as well as the actual projects being planned.

Reading

きかく
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well. The reading for is the secondary reading though (かく), so take note of that.

Context

Context Sentences

来年の頭に、社員旅行を企画しています。

We're planning a company retreat at the beginning of next year.

初めまして。私は事業企画部部長のコウイチと申します。

Nice to meet you. I am Koichi, the head of project management.

この企画に対する批判は、もっと謙虚に受け止めた方がいいんじゃないでしょうか。

Shouldn't we take criticism of this project more humbly?

Kanji Composition