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Timelessness of Doris Day's ‘Que Sera Sera’ in a league of its own

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Numerous buzzwords appeared in Japan between 1956 and 1961.

Here are some examples: "Taiyo-zoku," which derived from "Taiyo no Kisetsu" (Season of the Sun), a highly controversial novel by Shintaro Ishihara; "Kamikaze taxi," which denoted taxi drivers who drove with the reckless abandon of wartime kamikaze pilots on suicide missions; and "ichioku sohakuchi-ka," which implied that the advent of the television age caused the dumbing down of the entire nation of 100 million.

Some expressions from that era have become too outdated today and are no longer relevant.

But "Que Sera Sera" was in a league of its own. A song of this title swept the entire world,........

© The Asahi Shimbun