I recently watched a film called


and wondered whether the particle 'の' had been omitted between 'わるもの' and 'チャンピオン' in the film's title. Similarly, my mind turned to phrases like


Is there a reason for the lack of 'の' between these sets of nouns? Thank you! (Sorry to waste time with what is probably a very simple question...)

  • Pretty much! Thank you for the link. I definitely now understand the 東京大学 example but, my first example is still a bit unclear to me... It doesn't fit with any of the 3 cases in the top answer. Commented Apr 11, 2020 at 13:41
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    @UndoubtedlyDean I think that it's case #3. Commented Apr 12, 2020 at 6:40


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