In an annual year-end event, the 10 most memorable words and phrases of the year in Japan were announced on Tuesday.
The top award went to 2 phrases. One is a baseball term, “triple three,” which means that a player had a batting average exceeding .300 , 30 homeruns and 30 stolen bases in a single season. Two professional players achieved the feat this year.
The other is the word “baku-gai” which refers to massive buying sprees in Japan by Chinese tourists.
The top 10 include a phrase used by protesters against the national security laws that passed the Diet in September.
Also on the list is “Goromaru pose”. Rugby player Ayumu Goromaru became a hero because of his strong performance at the Rugby World Cup. The fullback’s routine before kicking the ball for a goal is called the “Goromaru pose”.
Source: NHK Image and video: ANN
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