In Japan it is no different. Kojien has adopted a “few” new words into their dictionary. This is the first time in nearly a decade that Kojien has added new words. Many of them are technology related. They started with a list of over 100,000 words, but have narrowed it down to just 10,000 (still a crazy number). One of the surprises that didn’t make the cut was the ever so popular Otaku word: Moe (Ã¨ÂÅ’Ã£ÂË†).
A few to make it in:
- Blog – burogu – Ã£Æ’â€“Ã£Æ’ÂÃ£â€šÂ°
- 1SEG – wansegu – Ã£Æ’Â¯Ã£Æ’Â³Ã£â€šÂ»Ã£â€šÂ° – The TV broadcast service for mobile phones
- Cybermall – saibamoru – Ã£â€šÂµÃ£â€šÂ¤Ã£Æ’ÂÃ£Æ’Â¼Ã£Æ’Â¢Ã£Æ’Â¼Ã£Æ’Â« – Online stores that sell everything
- Nurse – kangoshi – Ã§Å“â€¹Ã¨ÂÂ·Ã¥Â¸Â« – A nursing professional
- Financial Support Association – enjokosai – Ã¦ÂÂ´Ã¥Å Â©Ã¤ÂºÂ¤Ã©Å¡â€º – Schoolgirls “dating” older men for money
Check out the Japan Times for a longer list of words from many different categories.