I'm working on a new animated piece which involves futuristic gadgets, so I've been scrubbing google and came upon these at pingmag. If you follow their link to the animation, it's wonderfully goofy. I'd heard that smileys are much more developed in japan.
Scroll down that first page to the jinsei ginko banks, and look closely at the graphics.
ps if I don't blog for a few days, it means our internet has gone down due to weather. The connection is very wimpy in the rain.