The Kanji which united "辛" which indicates the "斤" of the form of an ax, and the sound of the meaning to cut to an even length to be "木."
The tree cut to an even length with the ax.
That is, the meaning of "firewood" is expressed.
Since "薪" became a meaning of "firewood" behind, "新" came to be used for a "new" meaning.
It was set to 2008 at last.
Was the target this year decided?
I think that various things occurred 2007.
A delightful thing and a sad thing.
A pleasant thing and hardships.