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Four new words and catchphrases have been named “Buzzwords of the Year” in the annual contest held by publishing house Jiyukokuminsha in collaboration with correspondence education provider U-Can.

Winners of this year’s grand prize were: “Ima desho” (Why not now!), “Baigaeshi” (Double payback), “Omotenashi” (Hospitality spirit) and “Jejeje” (a phrase expressing shock).

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