The arrival of the Year of the Tiger is an opportune moment to go over a few idioms and sayings that involve the animal of 2022.
For Tadasu Takahashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
One source said police received a report that the fire started from a liquid that came out of a paper bag held by a man who appeared to be in his 60s.
The year's top buzzwords were announced to great fanfare, but the real word on everyone's lip last week was "omicron."
Collins Dictionary announced its "Word of the Year" and technology-related terms came out on top.
The language of the pandemic, while still present, took a back seat to phrases and words inspired by Shohei Ohtani, Thomas Bach, Yoshiro Mori and other sports-related figures.
With news about train-related crime appearing in broadcasts, we look at the basic structure of talking about victims and perpetrators.
The sound trucks that make the rounds on Japanese streets are unanimously thought to be noisy. However, are they effective?
Yuko Yoshikawa of Photohoku believes that photos have the power to heal. This makes the group's latest charitable effort, in support of TELL Japan, all the more special.
The mayor of Helsinki reportedly made a suggestion that his city should go "all English." Can you imagine a Japanese city doing the same thing?
While we can't say 2021 has been defined by loss, it's pretty evident that a feeling of being lost has popped up in a lot of situations.