'Superhuman' slugger tops year's list of buzzwords

National Dec 1, 2016

'Superhuman' slugger tops year's list of buzzwords

by Daisuke Kikuchi

A superhuman effort on the baseball field inspired the top buzzword of the year, it was announced Thursday, in a contest that highlights social, political and entertainment trends. The winning entry was kamitteru, or superhuman behavior, honoring the clutch performance of Hiroshima Toyo Carp outfielder ...

National Nov 10, 2015

Nominees announced for year's top buzzwords

by Tomoko Otake

The Jiyukokuminsha publishing house on Tuesday announced 50 nominees for this year's top buzzwords, covering everything from the "bakugai" (explosive shopping spree) carried out by Chinese tourists to "Goromaru pozu," referring to rugby star Ayumu Goromaru's characteristic clasping of his hands before making a ...