October 19, 2017
Burasagari is a slang word commonly used by Japanese correspondents. It means a quick interview on MPs who are moving from one chamber to another in parliament, done by correspondents with IC recorders and memo pads in their hands. Burasagari is usually done for cabinet members since they are very busy; correspondents try to catch them even when they are walking in hallways by surrounding them. If you search ぶらさがり and 国会 on google images, you can see many photos of journalists doing burasagari to MPs. Burasagari is the noun form of the verb, burasagaru which means to hang.