Today’s #kanji is 要, which is listed under the radical called #かなめのかしら（襾） or #にし（西）. 要 is a pictograph depicting a person with both arms on the hip, the most important part of the body.
Meaning: hip, important, to demand, to summarise, etc.
要因（ヨウイン）: a primary factor, a main cause
要求（ヨウキュウ）する: to require, to claim, to demand, to request
要旨（ヨウシ）: the gist, the main points, the essentials, the keynote
要点（ヨウテン）: the gist, the main point, the essentials, the highlight
要望（ヨウボウ）する: to demand, to request, to cry (for…)
需要（ジュヨウ）: demand, request
必要（ヒツヨウ）な: necessaryk, needful, needed, required, requisite
不要（フヨウ）な: unnecessary, unneeded, needless
要（かなめ）: a main point, a cornerstone; a pivot
要（い）る: to need, must have, to require
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