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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Japan Watch: Trendy Words Announced...

Jiyukokuminsha, a Japanese publisher, has produced its annual trendy words list.

"Ina Bauer" was named the trendiest word. It's a figure-skating move done by Olympic Gold medal winner Shizuka Arakawa.

Japan's other trendiest words this year include Hinkaku (dignity, from a popular book called The Dignity of a State), kakusa shakai (class-structured society) metabolic syndrome, and ero kakkoii (it's a combination used to connote both "erotic" and "cool". Somewhere, sometime, TLC are going to hear about this and want credit.)

In Japanese culinary news, "delectably white" foods are in these days.

In Japanese advertising news, barcodes are sometimes doubling as art.


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