Big in Japan

Monday, October 8, 2018

We’re very grateful for the attention OSP has received  in the past couple years, and sometimes this yields an unexpected treat.  Here’s a short segment from a Japanese quiz show called ‘Wow! Surprising Japan,’ in which foreigners are quizzed about their knowledge of Japan.  The segment discusses novelist Souseki Natsume, who comes in 11th in some sort of power ranking of famous Japanese people.  In this case, the OSP is used as an authority for what foreigners might know about Japan: Natsume’s Kokoro is assigned with some frequency in the mostly US corpus.  Thanks, Daisuke!

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