Day: December 29, 2017

Japanese news: trying to understand an article’s title…

Yesterday, I searched for an article to study today and I found this: 相撲協会 貴乃花親方の理事解任を評議員会に提案へ on NHK. This kind of article really makes me want to cry 😭! I don’t understand the title, I don’t understand at all what it is about, I recognize many kanji but I am too lazy to think about what they can mean in this context. I know that it is not only a problem of Japanese, that I also miss the context but still… This is so discouraging! Well, I guess that I still have a lot of work to do before I can read Japanese newspapers. Today, a related article came out: 日本相撲協会 暴力行為の再発防止へ委員会設置. So it is certainly important… I won’t study these articles but I will try to understand why I don’t understand the title. First, I always ask myself if there is a name in the title. That would be several kanji, let’s say 4, that won’t make any sense in the sentence. To me, 貴乃花親方 doesn’t make any sense so I guess that there is a name …