This year's most memorable buzzwords in Japan were announced Tuesday, with the words bakugai (explosive shopping spree carried out by Chinese tourists) and toripuru suri ("Triple Three" achievements in baseball) jointly taking home the top honors.

Eight other winners of the 2015 U-Can Shingo Ryukogo Taisho (2015 U-Can New Words and Buzzwords Awards), announced by the Jiyukokuminsha publishing house, included two phrases tied to political events, most notably the Diet's passage in September of the controversial security bills, and the massive protests organized by the bills' opponents.

Shuntaro Torigoe, a journalist who headed the selection committee, said 2015 was a year of politics.