‘Samui ne’ voted phrase of the month for the thirty-seventh consecutive January in a row. “There are more than 70,000 words in a concise Japanese dictionary,” said Professor Taishi Fujita, Head of Word Studies at University of Nagoya. “Yet as a nation we repeat the same phrase over and over. “I, for one, am just praying for global warming to take hold and render the country an arid wasteland. Anything to break the damned monotony.”
This article is from 2019 and may be out of date.