National Diet?

金曜日 01st, 4月 2016 / 11:28 Written by
National Diet?

What is the National Diet of Japan? Fish? Rice? No, it’s the Japanese parliament. You are kidding…

I don’t know who named it. According to some websites, it came from the English translation of old German parliament. ‘Diet’ in this case Japanese Parliamentmeans schedule in Latin.

I am from Hyogo Prefecture, next to Osaka. Why prefecture, not county, not province? Again, some say it is from French, others say from Portuguese.

English is difficult, the Japanese say. It is to native speakers of English, too.


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