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Otaku Influences in Japanese Buzzwords

posted on 2005-12-20 16:44 EST
Top Japanese Buzzwords of 2005 Include "Moe" and More

The top 10 Japanese buzz words and phrases were recently announced at the annual Ryuko-go Taisho awards, hosted by almanac publisher Jiyukokuminsha.

One of the top 10 words was "blog," which became known the the Japanese mainstream public following the Densha Otoko phenomenon.

Also among the top ten was "moe."

Asahi has published an article about the buzwords / phrases here.

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