This Emoji has two meanings.
One meaning is “request” in Japanese. An alternative meaning is “monkey” in the Chinese zodiac.
It is commonly used in Japan to denote an application form or contact information for inquiries.
CJK Ideographs are characters used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Their writing systems all completely or partly use Chinese characters.
Japanese “Application” Button was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-7533” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.