Episode 25: Japanese buzzwords

What does "A.R.E." mean? What's an "ick"? 

Three Kyodo News reporters –- Yamaguchi-san, Toma and Horiuchi-san – talk about Japan's buzzwords of the year, with "A.R.E.," an acronym used by the Hanshin Tigers baseball manager to refer to the league championships, selected as the year's top slogan. Listen as they share anecdotes regarding the sports team, and discuss another Japanese buzzword of the year. 

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Japan baseball champion Tigers' slogan tops Japan 2023 buzzword list

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Photo taken on Nov. 21, 2023, shows a Santa Claus figure wearing a Hanshin Tigers baseball jersey atop the Uroko no Ie in the historical Kitano Ijinkan district of the western Japan city of Kobe. The annual "Sesou" Santa display highlights the year's notable events. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo