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Dotakyan (ドタキャン – Cancelling at the Last Minute)

  • Dotakyan


    Yesterday, I introduced the Japanese word “dotanba,” which means the last moment that you’re required to make a decision.

    There is the slang term “dotakyan,” which was derived from this “dotanba.”

    “Dotakyan” is short for “dotanba de kyanseru (cancel),” and it means to cancel an appointment (to meet someone) at the last minute.

    Originally, this term was a jargon used among the entertainment industry and the travel industry, but it has come to be used commonly (especially among young people) since around 1990.

    Since “dotakyan” not only hurts someone but also makes you lose your trust, be careful not to do “dotakyan.”

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