How is の being used here?


Source: https://cijapanese.com/no-1-in-japan-vs-no-1-in-the-world/

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This の marks the genitive case. You can read more here.

Here, と is used to list nouns exhaustively. Nouns that are listed by this と create a noun phrase and can therefore occur in places where nouns can:

  • 日本一と世界一 | Noun phrase

Note that 話をします is a verb phrase consisting of a noun, 話. This noun is modified by this other one 日本一と世界一 through の, meaning "a talk about Japan's best and the world's best."

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