| Oct 25, 2014


A heart-racing dance craze has been the rage since Toyota launched two music videos for an ad campaign in July that features techno-pop outfit World Order.

| Aug 23, 2014

Sagi (詐欺)

Instant messenger Line has been a popular target with fraudsters in recent months, with users being asked to buy prepaid cards in messages from friends whose smartphones have been hacked. In August, Line users have been hit by a new type of fraud (sagi, ...

| Aug 9, 2014


A pop-up is a temporary store that is small in size and attempts to build up interest through consumer exposure.

| May 24, 2014


Crowdfunding is defined as "the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people, especially from the online community."

| Mar 15, 2014

Zero-hour contract

A zero-hour contract is an employment contract used in the U.K. containing provisions that create an "on-call" arrangement between an employer and employee.

| Mar 8, 2014


Aruki-sumaho or, literally, "smartphone walking" refers to a pedestrian who uses a mobile phone while walking.

| Feb 22, 2014

Satori no Sedai

Satori no Sedai," or "Generation Resignation," is a term used to describe those born around the time the economy started to slide two decades ago.

| Feb 8, 2014

Frost quake

A frost quake (shimo jishin, or 霜地震) is produced when soil or groundwater that has become saturated with water after a period of heavy rainfall freezes and expands after a sharp drop in air temperature. The earth subsequently cracks, creating a loud popping sound ...