As Japan marks some war anniversaries, certain vocabulary tend to pop up again and again.
Every month, publishers Shogakukan make a list of words and meanings that aren't in the dictionary yet, but are being used more often.
In order to get your pandemic-related cash payment from the government, you're going to have to know some key Japanese terms.
The words people are using to express their anxieties reflect the sense of desperation that they are feeling.
Many English-speaking leaders have been using war terminology when discussing the coronavirus, but politicians in Japan have their own way of speaking to the public.