Every year publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha publishes a list of buzzwords that capture the things that were popular. Everything from popular catchphrases on television to political terminology and even niche terms used on the internet.
As well as being an insightful look into contemporary Japanese culture, there is also a lot of great language tied up in some of these expressions useful to the learner of Japanese. So for this entry, just sit back, relax and listen to me explain 10 of the hit words to come out of Japan this year. The podcast is entirely in English, so even though some of the words may be tricky to use, learners of all abilities can enjoy it. Interview begins at 4:10.
Here are the terms you’ll hear in the podcast:
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments!