This is a standard lexicon of actual current words and current-affairs terms that cannot be found in Japanese-language dictionaries or encyclopedias. It is a wide collection of specialized knowledge and basic words in areas such as international affairs, politics and economy, culture and art, as well as buzzwords of the day.

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Original books 現代用語の基礎知識2019
Publication date January 1, 2019
Number of volumes One volume
Book price Base price: ¥3,200 + tax
Release date of JK February 2002
Number of entries 16,100 entries
Number of characters 1,985,000 characters
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Frequency of update Annually
(as of March 2019)

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