2007年08月20日

猛暑で10人死亡、1933年の記録を更新


Heat wave claims 10; '33 record topped
( Japan Times )

Japan sizzled through its hottest day on record Thursday, as a heat wave claimed at least 10 lives nationwide on the day alone and spurredfears of a power shortage.

The mercury hit 40.9 Thursday afternoon in Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, and in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, breaking the previous national record of 40.8 set in Yamagata in 1933, according to the Meteorological Agency.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・top 超える
・shortage 不足
・mercury 水銀、温度計
・previous 以前の
・according to〜 〜によれば、〜の言うところによれば


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2007年08月10日

日本のキャリアウーマンの閉ざされた道


今回は、読み物系の記事を取り上げます。
英文自体はそれほど難しくないでしょう。


Career Women in Japan Find a Blocked Path
( New York Times )

Yukako Kurose joined the work force in 1986, a year after Japan passedits first equal opportunity law. Like other career-minded young women,she hoped the law would open doors. But her promising career at a department-store corporate office ended 15 years ago when she had a baby.

She was passed over for promotions after she started leaving work before 6:30 each evening to pick up her daughter from day care. Then, she was pushed into a dead-end clerical job. Finally, she quit.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・work force 労働(力)人口
・minded 〜志向の、〜する気がある
・promising 有望な
・promotion 昇進、昇格
・day care(center、facility) デイケア施設
・dead-end 行き止まりの、行き詰まった
・clerical 事務(員)の


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2007年07月20日

村上世彰氏に懲役2年


Murakami given two-year sentence
NBS share buy ruled inside trade
( Japan Times )

The Tokyo District Court sentenced fund manager Yoshiaki Murakami to two years in prison Thursday for using inside information obtained from Livedoor Co. to trade in shares of Nippon Broadcasting System Inc.

Murakami, 47, whose investment advisory firm MAC Asset Management Inc.profited by some 3 billion yen in the deal, claimed innocence
throughout the nine-month trial.

His lawyers filed an appeal, and Murakami was freed on 700 million yenbail Thursday afternoon.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・share 株式
・rule 裁定する、判決する
・district court 地方裁判所
・obtain 手に入れる
・Co.(Company) 会社
・Inc.(incorporated) 法人組織(の)
・investment 投資
・profit 利益を得る
・innocence 無罪、純潔
・bail 保釈、保釈保証人[金]


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2007年07月18日

日本北西部で大地震


Earthquake Shakes Japan’s Northwest Coast
( New York Times )

A powerful earthquake shook Japan’s northwestern coast on Monday
morning, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 900,
flattening hundreds of buildings and leaving thousands homeless.

The earthquake also caused a small fire at a nuclear power plant, the world’s largest, which later leaked a small amount of water
containing radioactive materials into the Sea of Japan.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・flatten 平らになる、平らにする(flat 平らな)
・nuclear 原子力の、核の
・plant 建物、施設、植物
・leak 漏れる、漏らす
・contain 含む
・radioactive 放射能を持った、放射能による
・material 物質、原料


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2007年06月27日

この寿司には鹿が乗ってるじゃないか


Waiter, There’s Deer in My Sushi
( New York Times )

Sushi made with deer meat, anyone? How about a slice of raw horse on that rice?

These are some of the most extreme alternatives being considered by Japanese chefs as shortages of tuna threaten to remove it from Japan’s sushi menusーsomething as unthinkable here as baseball without hot dogs or Texas without barbecue.

In this seafood-crazed country, tuna is king. From maguro to otoro, the Japanese seem to have almost as many words for tuna and its edible parts as the French have names for cheese. So when global fishing bodies recently began lowering the limits on catches in the world’s rapidly depleting tuna fisheries, Japan fell into a national panic.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・alternative 二者択一、選択肢
・threaten おどす、おびやかす、…しそうである、…の恐れがある
・remove 移す、片づける、除去する
・crazed 頭のおかしい、熱狂した
・edible 食用になる、食べられる
・deplete からにする、涸渇(こかつ)させる
・fishery 漁業(権)、漁場


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