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Half of Japan's 30 nominated buzzwords for 2020 coronavirus-related

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Wow I’m ecstatic with anticipation as to which one of these unique buzzwords will win. Then we get to watch the 2 hour variety show specials about them!

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I vote for GoTo because it gives me great personal pleasure.

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It can't be the name of a movie, that's just dumb.

My vote would go to "Abenomask", not least because everyone will still know exactly what it means in several years' time. Many past winners of this will not pass that test.

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the phrase "a comprehensive and bird's-eye view," which has been used by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to explain his controversial rejection of six academics from sitting on a government advisory panel.

Suga huh? Then I've probably just ignored it and moved on. I guess that's why I don't remember that one.

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My vote: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

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2018 was そだねー

2017 was インスタ映え

2016 was 神ってる

2015 was トリプルスリー and 爆買い

If you add in last year's "one team", most of these are sports related. I bet lots of Japanese people have already forgotten them or cannot even remember hearing them in the first place.

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I am genuinely surprised that コロナ禍 Corona-ka is not on the list. It's used everyday in the mass media, relentlessly. Do they have to be popular, in the sense of people liking the word?

From Yahoo

■ノミネート語30は以下のとおり(50音順)

No. ノミネート語

1.愛の不時着/第4次韓流ブーム

2.新しい生活様式/ニューノーマル

3.あつ森

4.アベノマスク

5.アマビエ

6.ウーバーイーツ

7.AI超え

8.エッセンシャルワーカー

9.おうち時間/ステイホーム

10.オンライン○○

11.顔芸/恩返し

12.カゴパク

13.鬼滅の刃

14.クラスター

15.香水

16.GoToキャンペーン

17.3密(三つの密)

18.自粛警察

19.Zoom映え

20.総合的、俯瞰的

21.ソーシャルディスタンス

22.ソロキャンプ

23.テレワーク/ワーケーション

24.時を戻そう(ぺこぱ)

25.Niziu(ニジュー)

26.濃厚接触者

27.BLM(BlackLivesMatter)運動

28.PCR検査

29.フワちゃん

30.まぁねぇ~(ぼる塾)

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「ころなウイルスの影響で」korona virus no eikyou de

I feel like I heard this every day for the past year. Honestly this should be the winner.

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Wot speed sed

sigh

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I think it's stupid to call a proper noun a "buzzword".

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How could they leave out "Lockdown"? It is by far the word of the year 2020. Lockdown is the word of the year not just in Japan but globally.

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I'm just glad that ridiculously misused/overused "overshoot" got dropped from usage.

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