January 29, 2009

Follow-up: The Criticism Yoji

Remember the super rare yoji I posted the other day? I presented it to a teacher here at my school. She had never seen it, but the advantage of going to a school for learning Japanese is that the teachers joyfully look into things for you (the rest of the populous doesn't know a 動詞 from a 助詞). Anyways, when we describe harsh criticism of a public figure by the media, we can use the term バッシング (bashing), which is a suru verb. Also, it appears you can use it the same way you would say "America bashing" or "Japan bashing" in English.