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2008-09-19 21:00:15

Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) and six commercial broadcasters will hold a television program trade show in October. The event, backed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, will coincide with the three-day International Drama Festival in Tokyo 2008, to be held in the Japanese capital's Roppongi district from Oct. 22. The trade show is aimed at selling Japanese TV programs...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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