I'm reading some practice articles written in Japanese; not sure if they're based on real articles, but no matter.

The title in question is 村上ファン集うカフェで発表待つイベント, and I'm not 100% sure what the 発表待つ part is saying, thus I thought I'd ask.

It looks grammatically incorrect to mean, and I'm not sure what the title is saying as a result of this.


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I found a cached version of the article.

In the text, there is


From this, you can guess that the particle を is omitted from the title. I think linguists call the practice of omitting words like this ellipsis.

Here is another question about omitting を: The meaning of を in あなたは何をしていますか?

In fact, a whole lot of other particles are also omitted from the title. I'll mark the particles with bold.


Literal translation:

[At]{で} the café [where]{が} Murakami['s]{の} fans gather, the event of waiting [for]{を} the release

  • I'll never get used to particle omitting...
    – Tirous
    Commented Apr 29, 2017 at 19:55
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    @Tirous It will get easier once you read enough. But I had problems with that title as well :D
    – siikamiika
    Commented Apr 29, 2017 at 19:57

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