Thereâ€™s a new drama coming out on WOWOW cable channel here in Japan, interestingly title, “ãƒžãƒžã¯æ˜”ãƒ‘ãƒ‘ã ã£ãŸ,” which translates to, â€œIn the past, mama was papa.â€ I asked Tomo today if indeed that was what I thought it was â€“ a television drama about a transsexual. He said, â€œYes, it is.â€ He expressed his fear how the show might play out in terms of treating such a sensitive subject. Transexuals are quite fashionable right now in Japan and appear on many game show / reality show / ã‚¿ãƒ¬ãƒ³ãƒˆ (talent) shows. I guess WOWOW decided to cash in on that one.
Apparently I found it news worthy. How did I find out about it? I was reading advertising on the train. I always look at the ads to see what I can and cannot read, try to figure out the meaning, etc. I saw the ad and thought, “Wait a minute. Is that what I think?” My translation was just fine.