How did Japan’s foreign policy change postwar?
We are recording a podcast about Japan's foreign policy.
Is it just a coincidence that my personal debt shot past $5 million when America’s foreign debt shot past $500 billion?
Something is versus the outside. Back in the day, everything was a battle with the outside. You had the Mongols... the rebels... and the foreigners. So, when you say something is "versus the outside" you're just saying it's something compared to where you are right now. It's something that's foreign or from overseas.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.