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英語版【Buzzword in JAPAN】Japanese buzzword on 2019 decided nationally

In Japan, buzzword is decided nationally every year

Good morning, Good evening and good afternoon. I’m Mahjong-san.

In this article, I write 11 buzzword in JAPAN, 2019.

In Japan, on around end of every year 30 buzz word is chosen by the company.

And from these 30 words, chosen most 10 buzz words and 1 special word.

(So I’d like to write about most 11 buzz wrods.)

Almost all of Japanese get interested this event.

TV and newspaper also take up this event.

By see and consider this, we could review this years Japan situation, flow of the times and so on.

2019’s Top 10 buzzwords

I write each 10 buzzwords and awarded person.

MOST buzzword in Japan, 2019

ONE TEAM(Japan rugby team)

In Janan, most buzzword is “ONE TEAM”.

This is slogan of Japan rugby National team.

As you know, rugby world cup was held in Japan this year.

Japan tean is Best 8, this is the first time in Japan and soooo many Japanese encouraged by Japan national team.

Recently in Japan, commonly said team bond is weaken.(Tend to respacted individual)

So, Japanese remark on “ONE TEAM” slogan.

Other top 9 buzzwords

Planned suspention(Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation)

Taken by Naotsune Umemura, News paper photographer
梅村直承さん撮影

In 2019 Japan got great damage by Typhoon.

Especially Chiba, Nagano and Yamanashi prefecture got Biggest typhoon and damages.

Before typhoons comes to Japan Island, train companies announced ” On typhoon day, we don’t open trains.”

By this train suspention, some company closed and train network stoped.

Lighten tax rate(President of supermarket, Akidai)

From October 2019, consumption tax rate is rised from 8% to 10%.

But to promote people comsumption, takeout food’s tax rate is still 8%.

For example, buy food and eat in store / shop case tax rate is 10%.

Conversely, take out from store / shop is 8%.

This system is complex and difficult to se on register, so many Japanese confused.

Smiling Cinderella(Hinako Shibuno, golfer)

On August begging Hinako-Shibuno won on British Open-golf tour.

She is blight girl and many poeple like her personality.

”Mogumogu-time” is also remarked.(Time she eat snacks and sweet during play.)

Tapi-ru(=Means drinking tapioca drink)(Woman infuluencer about tapioca drink)

From end of 2018, tapioca drinak start to became popular in Japan.

This population is exploaded on 2019.

Peaple (especially girls age 16~22) make sooo long line to get and drink tapioca drink.

Tokyo tapioca drink shop’s line is like crazy lol.

On the other hand, cup dust thraw away on town and took up on news as problem.

#Ku too(Yumi Ishikawa, activist)

From Ku too website
https://www.change.org/p/%E5%8E%9A%E7%94%9F%E5%8A%B4%E5%83%8D%E7%9C%81-kutoo-%E8%81%B7%E5%A0%B4%E3%81%A7%E3%81%AE%E3%83%92%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB-%E3%83%91%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%82%B9%E3%81%AE%E5%BC%B7%E5%88%B6%E3%82%92%E3%81%AA%E3%81%8F%E3%81%97%E3%81%9F%E3%81%84

This means action like, “Office ladies must not be forced to wear high heal shoes by companies”

This origine is # Me too action on America.(Stop sexual violent)

〇〇Pay(PayPay Inc.)

On 2019, cash less payment is spead in Japan.

This spread maker is “Paypay” Inc.

And other service name is also include “pay”.(Ex; LINE Pay.)

This word inplement spread of cash less in Japan, but now, cash less payment is not popular in Japan still.

I expect to spread more on 2020.

Returning Drivers license (All peopler returned drivers license)

Campaign Aomori prefecture do now
https://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/koutubu/koutu_kikaku/hennou.html

On Ilebuluro city, mother and 3 age daugther were killed by car accident.

Old man driver missed car operation and car crushed into pedestrian.(he missed to step break, but accel.)

By this miserabie accident, many siniors return their drivers license.

But in surburb, senior can’t go shop or hospital without car, so many senior in suburb don’t return .

This is severe problem caused by functions over concentrate on Tokyo.

Yami – Eigyou(=Means unclear・dark Sales)(FRIDAY magazine editer)

This is the problem comedians attended to event and got reward without comedian’s office permission.

Additionaly, comedians met with and get reward from big fraud group.

All comedians concerned this was modest 2〜3 months.

And this topic spread to few guarantee of comedians.

Some comedians decleared retire from office, other support office.

Still now office’s problem isn’t resolved completely, but news don’t take up now.

Reiwa(Chief priest on Miyasaka-Hachimangu)

First announcement of Reiwa

Reiwa is Era name. On May first 2019, Japan era is changed from Heisei to Reiwa.

In Kanji, 令和. It means harmony.

2019 is the begging of new era.

Special award buzzword

I can’t regret on my life. (Ichiro)

https://bunshun.jp/articles/amp/13315?page=1

On 2019 March, Ichiro, major league baseball player declared retirement.

At retirement press conference, he said like “I can’t regret on my life. “

He left many record, about hitting, defence and so on.

Japan and America remarked on legend player’s retirement.

For me

Fossil award(At cop 25)

For me that’s too bad that there is no “Fossil award” on top 10 buzzwords. (on top 30, there is.)

This means Japan is not positive to global warning.

Actually I feel danger about global warning and want to solve, but many Japanese negative to.

I want to continue to write action of decrease emission of CO2, and so on in Japanese.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/12/04/national/japan-satirical-fossil-of-the-day-prize-to-coal-power/#.XfXQMzBcWdN

Summary

On 2019, Japan had many change and big disaster.

Next year, 2020, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic will be held.

Japan is expected to deal with many problems and Omotenashi.

I also expect 2020 new era.

Thanks reading.

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