ICHIBAN or II-FAN (am I spelling it right?) means No.1 in Japanese and Chinese (Cantonese I suppose).
Pardon my stroke, first attempt doing Kanji Character using light
brush, I studied Japanese language on 2003 so it's a bit rusty already
cos I didn't write Japanese Kanji much.
YES ! Japanese Kanji originated from The Chinese Characters/Symbol . and it's sounds quite similar.
Ideas and concept :