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A Very Japanese Headline

by Patrick Newman (May 1, 2013)

When reporting something that hasn't happened in a while, the Japanese media has a habit of using the exact number of days since the last occurrence to underscore the point. Here's today's example:

Terahara's First Win For Softbank in 2481 Days; Says to Local Fans "I'm Home!"

Original Japanese: 寺原2481日ぶりソフトBで白星 地元ファンに「ただいま!」

This headline refers to Hayato Terahara's first win of the season; he returned to the Softbank Hawks as a free agent after having been traded away six years ago.

Tags: Hayato Terahara


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