Article in question

(Note that it's not NHK easy news, but the regular nhk news)


I thought at first it was a weird one-off thing, but actually ことし is used consistently in the rest of the article.




I've read a few answers regarding the use of hiragana, especially this one :

When writing for general public, is there a general guideline for selecting kanji?

But 今年 doesn't seem to fit into any of those categories and anyway 去年 is used in the same article...

  • Thanks naruto. I missed the other answer during my search, it's indeed a duplicate of it. Oct 8 '19 at 2:21