Aug 28th, 2016

無事今日受講できた。マイケル先生の方が私より日本のニュース通であることに時々ビックリする。^^

1)   Actor Yuta Takahata, 22, also famous for being the son of popular actress Atsuko Takahata, has been arrested for allegedly raping and assaulting a woman in her 40s in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday at a business hotel, where Takahata was staying for the filming of his latest movie “Ao no Kaeri michi.”

Police said Takahata assaulted the victim, an employee at the hotel, after returning from a night out drinking with colleagues.

2)   A man playing the smartphone game Pokemon Go while driving hit 2 people in western Japan, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

The accident took place in Tokushima City on Tuesday evening. The 39-year-old man driving a compact car hit 2 women crossing a street.

The 72-year-old woman died. The 60-year-old woman was seriously injured.

The police arrested the driver on the spot.

The police say the man told them that he was playing Pokemon Go

3)   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent.

Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa’s vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan’s nuclear reactors.

4)   Russia has invited Japan to join a humanitarian mission in civil war-hit Aleppo in northern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov invited Japanese participation during a meeting with Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki on Thursday, the ministry said.

In the meeting, Antonov showed readiness to deepen military cooperation between Japan and Russia through joint exercises.

5)   Three years of so-called Abenomics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bold stimulus program, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers.

As the world’s third-largest economy falters again – with a stronger yen gnawing at overseas profits and domestic consumption sapping companies’ confidence to invest or sufficiently raise wages – firms that increased their prices in the hope of a sustained recovery are rethinking their strategy.

Many consumers, with little extra to go around, are opting for cheaper products – welcome news for the discount retailers who flourished during two decades of economic stagnation.

6)   While swimming at the wave-generating “Cobalt Beach,” one of the most popular pools at the Tokyo Summerland complex in Akiruno City on August 21, nine women between the ages of 18 to 24 were slashed on their buttocks or torsos by a person or persons unknown. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have been poring over security camera recordings, but have yet to collar a suspect.

As a result, Yukan Fuji (Aug 26) reports that other swimming pools in the greater Tokyo area are taking extra security precautions over the upcoming weekend.

7)   Burkinis banned on dozens of beaches, no veils in schools, no niqabs in the neighbourhood: in secular France, the law imposes restrictions on anything connected religious affiliation.

In 2010, France became the first country in Europe to ban the full-veil with a law banning “the covering of the face in public spaces” which was adopted in October 2010 and applied in April a year later.

8)    Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths.

The spikes in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia over the past few days have seen rescue workers rushing from scene to scene to provide overdose antidote drugs.

While it’s unclear if one dealer or batch is responsible for the multistate outbreak, the spikes reflect the potency of heroin flooding the Midwest.

In Cincinnati, police on Friday asked for the public’s help in identifying the source of the heroin behind an estimated 78 overdoses in two days.

土曜日なのに

英会話の予約をするのをすっかり忘れていた。マイケル先生は昨日と一昨日も連絡をくれていたのだけれど、私はスカイプすらあげていなかったので気付かなかったのだ。はぁ、本当どんどん忘れっぽくなってるなぁ。英会話は明日の朝にしよう。さて今日はまたこれから母の眼科検診。右目の確認だそう。火曜日には左目の手術なのだが台風は大丈夫だろうか。月曜日までに通りすぎて欲しいと勝手なことを思う。

秘密のケンミンショーで鶏飯が出て、家人が「作ってくれ」というので作ったらすごく気に入ったらしく3日連続シメに鶏飯を食べている。

*本物は青いパパイヤと煮た椎茸とタンカンが入るのだが突然言われても家にはないのであるのもので代用したら満足してくれた^^

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白内障(右)三日目

目を保護するメガネも自分でかけられるようになった。新聞を読みたいというのでどうかな?と渡してみたら、「読める。読めるよ」と嬉しそうだった。このところつまらなそうにしていてあれこれ不満気でぐちぐちしていたのは新聞もテレビも見られなくなって落ち込みがちでふてくされていたのもあったかもしれない。目が見えなくなったというのを加齢での目のかすみとか思ってたので、何も分かってあげてなかったなぁと思う。右目だけの手術でこれだけ違うのだから左目も視力が戻ればもっと元気になるかも知れない。そうであってほしいな。去年同じ手術をした家人が言うには今でもあまりに景色がよく見えるのでびっくり感動することがあるのだそうだ。家人の場合見えない時期が長かったのでまたちょっと違うだろうが。

母の手術のため2日病院に行く以外は家に引きこもっていたのでその間ぼちぼちとFLASHのシーズン2を見ていた。FLASHはシーズン1の方が痛快で面白かったな。だんだん物語がシリアスになっていくし違う地球、違う時間軸の人が出てきたり。えーそんな解決法でいいの!?と納得できない^^

白内障(右)二日目

術後の診察で看護師さんにガーゼを外してもらったら「わぁ、文字が見える」とドラマの目の手術の後視力を取り戻した少女のように喜んでいた。よかった。帰り道の車の中から「あそこの看板にはXXって書いてある」といちいち看板を読んでくれた^^「左目も見えるようになったらもっと見えるようになるよ」と言ったら本当に嬉しそうだった。もっと早く気づいてあげればよかったが、もう自分にもあまりいろいろ望んでも無理だからやめようと思っているので終わり良ければすべて良しと思おう。

術後の目薬は1日3種類で10回もある。多少は上手く点せるようになったのだがまだまだ難しい。

母の介護認定結果が届いて要介護2ー>3になった。ここ半年でまた老いて弱って小さくなっているのを実感している。

白内障(右)

昨日電話があって右目の手術は9:00から7:00から10分おきに6回瞳孔を開く薬を点眼する。昨日までのは殺菌の目薬だったけれど、瞳孔を開く目薬はちゃんと効かないと手術ができないそうなので頑張らねば。最初の頃よりは上手に点眼できるようになったけど自分の目に点すようようにはうまくいかない。

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手術してた時間は20分弱くらいかな。終わった後から朦朧とした感じ。いい結果が出ますように。

テレビ

母のテレビが突然映らなくなった。HDMIのケーブルを取り替えたり、映像ケーブルに変更したり、緩みがないかCATVからのケーブル、電源ケーブルをチェックしてもちゃんとつながっている。これは私ではわからないし、せっかくのオリンピックもクライマックスなのに見れないでは母がかわいそうと思いダメ元でCATV会社に電話してみると日曜日だけど丁寧なカスタマーサービスで、すぐに来てくれてケーブルの中の一部断線を見つけてくれて交換してくれてTV復活。その間1時間弱。素晴らしい。ありがとう助かりました!

冷凍たまごは去年くらいに知ってそれから卵が重複してしまった時に時々作ります。みたらし団子みたい^^

http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2141537621403689701

 

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目薬

目薬がうまく点せない。

来週の手術のための滅菌のため1日4回の目薬利用が始まったが、母が目薬が苦手なので点そうとするとぎゅっと目をつぶってしまうのでなおさら上手に点せない。他人に目薬を点すのがこんなに大変とは。自分の目には簡単に入るので想定外。ネットで検索したら赤ちゃんなどに点すときは下瞼を引っ張ってその隙間にポトっと落とすと良いと書いてあったがどうだろう。あとでやってみよう。

姉一家は宮城県に行っている。母は何度もバカじゃないの。というが牛タンを送ってくれるそうなので私は嬉しい。^^

 

友人とランチ 久しぶりに満足のハンバーガーでお腹いっぱい

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Aug 20th, 2016 N

オリンピックでのアメリカ選手の強盗にあったという嘘が恥ずかしいよ。と言っていた。^^

1)   Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike is on her way to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Olympic flag handover ceremony.

Koike took office earlier this month. She left Haneda Airport for the Brazilian city on Thursday, starting a week-long trip.

She will receive the Olympic flag from the city mayor at the closing ceremony of the Games on Sunday. Tokyo hosts the next Olympics in 2020.
2)   Sweltering heat gripped eastern and western Japan on Wednesday. Temperatures rose to nearly 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country.
3)   A human rights advocacy group has criticized an immigration facility near Tokyo for serving a Muslim detainee a dish containing pork.

Islamic teachings ban consumption of pork.

4)   A school event meant to teach students about the plight of atomic bomb survivors in Nagasaki City, southwestern Japan, has been cancelled due to a bomb threat.

The school was to hold the event on August 9th, the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing, and on the following day. It is located near ground zero.

The cancellation came after the Nagasaki Prefectural Government last month received an email threatening to bomb elementary and junior high schools in the prefecture. The email stated the bombing would occur on August 10th.

5)   Sweltering heat gripped eastern and western Japan on Wednesday. Temperatures rose to nearly 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country.

Daytime highs in Tatebayashi City, Gunma, rose to 39.6 degrees. At Sano City in neighboring Tochigi Prefecture, it reached 38.3 degrees.

6)   The US Olympic Committee has apologized for what it called unacceptable behavior by 4 US swimmers who were found to have lied about being robbed at gunpoint.

The committee on Thursday confirmed the version of events given by Brazilian police who determined that the athletes were not robbed.

The swimmers include Ryan Lochte, who won a gold medal in the men’s 4-by-200-meter freestyle relay at the Rio Games.

Lochte first said they were robbed at gunpoint when their taxi was stopped on the way to the athletes’ village from a club in Rio de Janeiro early on Sunday.

7)   Japanese direct investment in China continues to fall as a result of rising labor costs and concern about the slowing economy.

China’s Commerce Ministry says direct investment from Japan was 1.91 billion dollars from January through July. That’s down 10.9 percent from the figure for the same period of last year.

Officials at an association of Japanese companies in China say investment is especially weak among firms that seek to export products from China to Japan and other countries.

岐阜アゲイン

先月従兄弟の結婚式のために岐阜市に行ったばかりだけれど、15日には義父の一周忌のため実家のある岐阜県郡上市へ行った。台風を心配していたけれど雲は多いけれど雨が降ることもなく高原でのんびりと過ごさせてもらった。

知らなかったが実家の周りにはいろいろな観光スポットがあり、長良川の分水嶺や荘川の里や五連水車、御母衣ダム、荘川桜、世界遺産の白川郷も車で30分くらいだったのでぶらりと行ってみた。

 

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たまたまつけたポケモンGOでピカチューが出てきてGET!するという事件?もあった。

ビッグバン★セオリー

huluを見始めた当初からあったのだけどサムネイルをちらっと見てサブタイトルを読んで(ギークなボクらの恋愛法則!って!)もまったく見る気になれないのでスルーしていたドラマ。It’s not for me. だと思ってたのに、何かの間違いで流れたのを見てしまって、初回からもうあまりに面白いくて何かが私に刺さった。^^  むっちゃ気楽にあはは笑ながら家事ができるドラマ。あっという間にシーズン3まで見た。ともかくいちいち面白くて伏線もこまめに回収されて見てて気持ちよし!シェルダンが最高。今海外ドラマで何がおすすめ?って聞かれたら(誰にも聞かれないけど)これを勧めてしまうかも。たぶん合わない人は全くダメな晴茶のようなドラマで「えーこれが好きなんて?」と白い目で見られる可能性があるのでプチ危険だけど。^^

August 13th, 2016

熱中症とか天皇陛下とか中国とかイチローとかの話でした。あ、マックが売り上げが上がったんだってね、って話もしたな。^^ 単語をさぼってるので英語力は伸びないけれど気軽な話をするのが楽しい土曜日の朝。アメリカの大統領選の話はなんとなく聞きづらい。

1)   The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday that 6,588 people were taken to hospitals nationwide to be treated for heatstroke in the week from Aug 1 to Aug 7.

The figure was an increase of 2,525 over the previous week as a heatwave covered most of Japan, agency officials said.

Twelve deaths were attributed to heatstroke, while 822 people had to be hospitalized due to their condition. Of the total number hospitalized, 3,330 were aged 65 and older.

5)   Tokyo’s new governor, Yuriko Koike, has reacted positively to the idea of operating a recreational complex including a casino in the city.

In an interview with NHK on Monday, she touched on a bill aimed at legalizing casinos that is under deliberation in the Diet.

Koike said that the city needs to constantly attract more visitors from overseas.

She said the casino plan would make the city more attractive.

6)   The Emperor of Japan addressed the public in a video message.
Emperor Akihito’s message alluded to his wish to abdicate.

He spoke for around 10 minutes.

He said he is worried that it may become difficult for him to carry out his duties as the symbol of the state, considering the gradual decline in his physical condition.

“There are unreasonable aspects to Japan’s imperial system. To justify the restriction of his human rights to that degree, he should have the choice to become emperor or not and one way to secure that right is to enable him to abdicate if he wishes.”

 

Shojiro Sakaguchi, a law professor at Hitotsubashi University, noting that the emperor’s rights are restricted under the system, including the right to express his views and marry freely. (Kyodo)

10)   China’s exports fell again in July by an unexpectedly sharp margin while a decline in imports accelerated.

12)   Ichiro Suzuki defined his career with speed and sharp hits. It was only fitting he flashed both in his historic moment.

Suzuki lined a tripled off the wall for his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone as the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 Sunday.

13)   American special operations troops have for the first time started directly supporting Libyan forces battling the Islamic State group in their key stronghold of Sirte, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

15)   The US government says it is in close communication with Japan and monitoring the situation around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Chinese government ships have stepped up activities in the area since last Friday, repeatedly violating Japanese territorial waters.

But she said the US is aware that the islands have been under Japanese administration and that they fall within the scope of the US-Japan security treaty.

17)   McDonald’s Holdings Japan has posted its first mid-term operating profit in 2 years. The change in fortunes follows a series of food safety scandals that scared away customers.

Company officials on Tuesday reported an operating profit of about 460,000 dollars for the January-June period. Sales were up 23 percent from the year before.

The officials credit the sales rebound to fresh menus and renovated outlets. They say shutting down unprofitable branches also helped to flip earnings into the black.

 

お茶のアイス

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冷凍庫に鎮座しているお茶のアイスを食べきれないので2個隙間を作るために取り出しパウンドケーキ化してみた。もなかの皮も中に投入。

今月は気持ちが凹み続けている。母の目のことをもっと早くちゃんとすればよかった。母に優しくも出来ないし、いろいろ自分に対して嫌気が増すばかり。いっそ私がいなくなれば母は姉の所に行って、その方が母には幸せなのでは?という気持ちがちょっと浮かんできてこれはまずい兆候なのではと焦る。自己嫌悪で家にいると涙ばかりが出る。

水風呂

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暑いので家の中もさっぱりとしたいと思い夕方床の水拭きをしたら汗だくになってしまったのでシャワーを浴びることにした。ふと思いついて水風呂はどうだろうと試してみたらすごく気持ちよくてこの夏の休日の楽しみにしようと思った。本でも持って入って読もうかな。^^

 

Aug 7th, 2016 A

どうして覚えてたはずの単語がどんどん抜けてくのかなー。英語の語彙が少ないから日本語で話すときより選択の幅が少なくて逆にはっきり意見が言える。好きとか嫌いとか。曖昧な言い方を知らないから。ということ。^^

1)   Japan’s troubled 2020 Olympics will be a success, Tokyo’s new governor insisted Thursday, after she and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe put aside political differences for the good of the Games.

Tokyo’s Olympic preparations have suffered high-profile setbacks including soaring costs, allegations of corruption.

Responsibility for fixing that now lies with Yuriko Koike who became the first woman to be elected chief executive of the megacity at the weekend, in a vote held after the previous governor resigned over a financial scandal.

2)   Child abuse in Japan reached its worst level on record in fiscal 2015, with the number of cases handled by welfare officials surpassing 100,000 for the first time, a government survey showed Thursday.

A total of 103,260 cases were handled at child consultation centers nationwide in the year through March, up 16 percent from the year before and marking the 25th consecutive annual increase since the government started taking tallies in fiscal 1990, according to the preliminary report.

3)   Tournament officials banned a schoolgirl from a practice game at Koshien Stadium on Tuesday in the lead-up to the 98th National High School Baseball Championship tournament, citing concerns for her safety. The girl, who acts as manager for her high school baseball team, was passing the ball to players on the ground as part of their usual fielding practice, and had been on the field for roughly 10 minutes when tournament officials noticed her and prohibited her from continuing.

4)   Emperor Akihito is likely to express his thoughts on his role in a video message Monday amid growing speculation that he is considering abdicating, sources said Thursday.

The Imperial Household Agency is arranging for the 82-year-old emperor’s message to be made public Monday afternoon, the agency sources said, adding he is expected to read out a statement prepared in consultation with senior agency officials.

5)   Actress Reiko Takashima, 52, has announced her divorce from former actor Noboru Takachi, 51, who was arrested in June on suspicion of possessing stimulants and marijuana.

Takashima’s agency informed the press in a fax that she had filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage from Takachi whose real name is Joji Osaki. The fax read, “We hope you can understand her decision and continue to warmly watch over her,” Sankei Shimbun reported Tuesday.

6)   A rash of thefts around the Haworthia, a popular succulent plant, is taking place in Japan. The plant has been trading at high prices among people who value it recently.

An association of Haworthia lovers in Japan says a pot of Haworthia bred and improved in Japan can be sold online for nearly 1,000 dollars. Some can fetch a price as high as about 10,000 dollars.

7)   The International Olympic Committee has approved 5 sports to be added to the Tokyo 2020 Games. IOC officials approved a proposal by the Tokyo organizers on Wednesday.

They agreed to add surfing, skateboarding, karate, sports climbing, plus returning baseball-and-softball.

The new sports will supplement, rather than replace, regular events.

8)   Japanese government officials have revealed the details of a stimulus package worth more than 280 billion dollars. They are now working on ways of funding it, as they draw up an extra budget for the current fiscal year.

Officials plan to take about 40 billion dollars out of the general account for the secondary supplementary budget.

From that amount, the government plans to float construction bonds of about 30 billion dollars to bridge a funding gap.

The extra budget will cover a one-time payment of about 150 dollars to people on low incomes.

検査

もう少ししたら母の白内障の手術の事前検査のため眼科へ行く。内科の検査も含め2時間くらいかかるそうだ。

検査報告。

私が思っているよりずっと母の白内障(特に右目はほとんど見えてないようだ)は悪くて濁りすぎて余病がないかチェックできないほどだった。何度も何度も測定しなおさなくてはならなくて母の気分がどんどん下降していくのが後ろで支える私にもダイレクトに伝わってきてもっと早く病院に連れてきてあげればよかったと後悔した。目だけは私なんかよりもずっとよく、ちょっと前までは私に代わって病院のポスターを読んでくれたり、ベッドでテレビを見たり新聞を読んだり難なくしていたのだ。これまで一度たりとも目薬をさしたことがないという母は看護師さんに瞳孔を開く目薬をさしてもらった時ぎゃーと悲鳴をあげて看護師さんにびっくりされていた。目薬が鼻や口に抜けてまずいことも初体験だったらしい。手術は月末だが無事終わって早く大好きな相撲や野球やスポーツをテレビで見る視力を取り戻して欲しい。リオオリンピックには間に合わなかったが。

病院は空いていたけれど母の検査は予想以上に時間以上かかり9時に行ったのに12時半頃に帰路に着いた。「やくみやさんに行きたい」というので久しぶりに二人でラーメンを食べた。美味しい美味しいと喜んでいたのでご褒美と成ってよかった?

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私が食べたのは夏の塩ラーメン。美味しかった♪

肉肉

今日のお弁当

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魚が好きだけど最近無性に肉が食べたい。夏だからかな。たくさん食べて体力つけなきゃ。

今週はローストビーフとハンバーグを夕飯にした。昨夜はガパオライス。(そして今日のお弁当も)

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詰め込みすぎ

今日は母の介護度認定で市役所から調査の方が見えるので会社をお休みにした。調査の方が来るのは午後2時半だったので、午前中に母の眼鏡を作りに行こうと計画していた。さらに眼鏡屋さんの近くには市役所があるのでついでに届いていた母の重度障害者医療費助成金受給者証の更新の書類も提出することにした。

早朝から目が覚めたので、涼しいうちに家の周りの雑草取りをし、母や家人の朝のお世話をした後は眼鏡屋さんがオープンするまでの時間の間某所より依頼のあったアプリを作成し始めた。そして眼鏡屋さんオープンの時間の30分前になったので予定通り眼鏡屋さんに行く前に市役所に書類を提出し、眼鏡屋さんで母の視力を測ってもらうと母の車椅子の移乗をも手伝ってくれた感じの良い係の方が「お母さま両方の目の視力がほとんど出てませんね。このままの状態に合わせて眼鏡をお作りすることもできますが、眼科に行かれて調べてもらった方がよろしいかも…何か病気かもしれませんし。」と優しい笑顔で教えてくれた。私も母の急激な視力の低下に「視界霞んでない、白くもやってない?」と聞いていたのだが、母は「白くなってない。ただ遠くのものがよく見えなくなっただけ。」というのでただの老化による近視が酷くなったのかもと思って眼鏡屋さんに直行したのだが、そこまで見えてないと思っていなかったのでこれは確かに眼科に行った方が良いだろうとその足で家人が白内障の手術をした隣町の眼科へ向かった。近所にも眼科はあるがこの眼科の良いところはバリアフリーであることもさることながらあまり混んでいないことだ。(近所の眼科は3時間待ちくらいだから)だからといって腕が悪いわけではないらしく家人が言うには「先生が怖い。その上無愛想。」という理由らしい。ともかくそんなわけですぐ診察してもらえて「白内障ですね。もうだいぶ見えないから手術どうします?いつします?」(確かに先生はそんな感じだけど看護婦さんたちはとても感じが良いのだ)となり、トントントンと月末に片目ずつ手術することになった。

お昼には家に戻れたので母に昼食を食べもらい、その間私は午前中に作りかけのアプリをさらに作り2時半になるとぴったり時間通り介護調査の方が来られた。前回は2年前だった。母に質問したり、体の状態をチェックしたり、1時間弱くらいで調査は終了。認定はどう出るだろうか。その後母は疲れたのか(そりゃそーだ)お昼寝してしまったのでその間にまたアプリの続きをし、5時になって今度は訪問鍼灸マッサージの先生が来てくれたので母を起こしてマッサージをしてもらう。そして夕飯の準備を始め、合間にできたアプリのソースを依頼元に送り軽くメールを書いて、ついでにこれも書いている。

お休みだからと色々詰め込みすぎた。(汗)

#草取り #アプリ作成  #市役所 #眼鏡屋 #眼科 #白内障 #手術 #介護調査 #訪問マッサージ

とタグが打てそうだ。^^

夏の浜

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夏祭りで東京に住む友人が戻ってきた。大学生になった娘さんが「海に行きたい!」とのことでじゃあと3人で地元の海へ。真夏の日中の海なんて一体いつ以来だろうか? 。。。暑かった。^^  海水浴をしている親子連れもぼちぼちといた。

早朝

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4時に目が覚めて涼しかったので床の水拭き掃除をした。朝焼けが綺麗で今日も暑くなりそうだけど早朝は涼しいので掃除をして軽く汗ばむくらいも気持ち良い。そういえば今年は熱帯夜というのもまだない気がする。日中はアチ〜って感じだけど、夕方になると涼しい風が吹いてくるし、夜寝ていても窓を開けていると寒い時があるくらいだ。いや本格的に熱帯夜がやってくるのはこれからなのかな。

July 29th, 2016 N

今日はなぜかグアムの話。時差の事を考えるとグアムあたりに住みたいそうだ。それとポケモンと神奈川の事件について。

1)   Do you think Russia should have been banned from the Rio Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping?

2)   Sarah Takeda thought she had a good little business renting a traditional tatami-mat room in her house on Airbnb.

But she and other hosts in Japan are learning the hard way that the home-sharing site’s fastest-growing market is also becoming the next flashpoint in a global battle over the sharing economy.

Hoteliers are up in arms, local residents complain that outsiders are invading their neighborhoods, and Japanese officials say renting out private homes is illegal.

3)   Executives at Hokkaido Railway Company are drastically reviewing their business in the face of losses caused by falling passenger numbers.

JR Hokkaido has posted an operating loss of more than 380 million dollars at current rates for the business year ended in March. It was one of the firm’s biggest losses in about 20 years.

Officials are reviewing money-losing train services. They are expected to announce later this year which lines the company cannot maintain on its own.

They are considering abolishing unprofitable lines and replacing them with bus services.

4)   The new governor of Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan says he plans to request, possibly next month, for a temporary halt of the only nuclear plant in the country currently in operation.

Satoshi Mitazono took office as governor on Thursday following his election victory on July 10th. During his election campaign, he called for a halt of the Sendai nuclear power plant in the prefecture. The two reactors at the plant are currently online.

At a news conference, the new governor said people in Kagoshima are worried about the Sendai nuclear plant after the series of powerful earthquakes in neighboring Kumamoto in April.

5)   A probe using an X-ray-like detector has found that a large amount of melted nuclear fuel apparently remains at the bottom of one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company released images of the No. 2 reactor on Thursday. One of the images shows a large black shadow at the bottom of the reactor. In photos taken by a muon detector, black shadows represent heavy metals such as uranium.

TEPCO says the image suggests that most of molten fuel mixed with structural objects within the reactor and accumulated at the bottom. It estimates the amount of the accumulated materials at 160 tons.
6)      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered a review of the current state system for compulsory hospitalization of people considered at risk of harming themselves or others. The request comes after the recent knife attack at a facility for people with intellectual disabilities.

Abe instructed his ministers at a meeting on Thursday. 19 people were killed in Tuesday’s attack at the facility in Sagamihara. Twenty six others were injured.

The Prime Minister said it was deplorable that so many innocent, defenseless people were killed and injured. He said he offers his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

7)   Pokemon Go has become a global phenomenon. But managers at many public and private facilities around Japan are telling the developers of the augmented-reality game that they don’t want to play along.

Officials at several Japanese railway companies are worried that players absorbed in the game will bump into passengers or fall off platforms. So they’ve asked the developer to exclude their properties from the game.

But they say many of the game’s characters have appeared at major stations or on rail tracks…despite the developer’s promises to keep them away.

8)   Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan’s Self-Defense Forces will continue with its peace-keeping operations in South Sudan despite the general deterioration in security in the country.

Suga on Thursday mentioned a recent incident in which a vehicle carrying staff of a Japanese aid agency was shot at.

He said that the Japan International Cooperation Agency, or JICA, reported that a vehicle carrying 4 staff members came under gunfire on July 8th, at around 6 PM, local time. The members were on their way back to their hotel. He said the vehicle was bullet-proofed, and nobody was injured.

とうもろこし

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岐阜の叔父から届いたとうもろこしがとても美味しかった。昔はあまり好きではなかったとうもろこしだけど、蕎麦同様しみじみ美味しいなぁと思う。味覚というのは少しずつ変わっていくのだなぁ。でもまだとんかつはロースが好きだ!

母の目がいよいよ悪くなっているようで、近くの時計さえも見えなくなってきたそうだ。自分ではメガネをかけたり外したりするのが大変だからいらないと言っていたが訪問リハビリの先生に聞いてみたところ麻痺の人でも自分でかけたり外したりしているそうである。「メガネ作ろうか?」「うーん。考えとく」というので保留。

Pokemon Go

金曜日は話題のPokemon GoをDLしたもののゲームに慣れていないしモンスターの種類も分からないので若い人たちの話をなるほどなるほどと聞いて勉強した^^ ポケモンドストライク世代の同僚はモンスターを見ただけで「あ、それXXXXですね」と分かるようだ。会社の隣に観光スポットがあるのでそこで誰かが課金アイテムのルアーというものを使ったようで会社の中で桜舞うところをタップして何匹かのモンスターがゲットできそれでもう満足した私である。そして家に帰ってそのことはすっかり忘れ夕飯の支度をしていたら家人が「モンスターがいない!」と帰ってきた。昨日まで一言もお互いPokemon Goの話をしていなかったのにまさかの夫婦でDLしたのか・・・・恐るべしPokemon Go効果….。

今日は朝姉と産直に行った以外1日家に引きこもり、FLASHを見たり昼寝をしたりしていたのでモンスターは増えず。このまま私のPokemon Goが終わりそうな予感がする。ちなみにレベルは4でジムとかなんとかでは何もできないのでせめて5まではやったほうがいいのだろうか。

お昼寝から目が覚めたら夕暮れが綺麗なので窓からパチリ。

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July 22nd, 2016.

やっぱりポケモンGOの話^^ がメインに。

1)   The wait is over for Pokemon Go fans in Japan.

Players began tweeting about it as soon as it was available Friday morning, and the Pokemon Co and the developer of the augmented reality game, U.S.-based Niantic Inc, confirmed its launch.

Pokemon Go is expected to be a huge hit in Japan, the country of the character’s birth.

2)   When Saori Ito went on maternity leave last year and stopped getting a regular paycheck from her cosmetics company, she became worried about her future – and wondered if this kind of anxiety is what awaits her after retirement.

The 34-year-old married mother of a one-year-old girl had doubts about the government’s ability to fund retirement for Japan’s growing ranks of elderly in the world’s oldest population.

So she set up a private, self-managed pension account.

Japan’s government loosened laws on pensions in May, allowing almost all working-age Japanese to join private defined-contribution retirement plans – similar to individual retirement accounts (IRAs) in the United States that allow workers to make regular contributions to an investment fund with tax breaks.

3)   Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they’re losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton’s record of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.”

4)   Is Honda’s walking robot Asimo marrying Pepper, the chattering robot from SoftBank?

Automaker Honda Motor Co. and internet company SoftBank said Thursday they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers.

Asimo, first shown in 1996, walks, runs, dances and grips things.

Pepper, which went on sale last year, doesn’t have legs but is programmed to recognize mood swings in people it interacts with.

Major automakers and technology companies are interested in robotics to improve driving safety and comfort.

5)   The number of criminal cases detected by police in Japan in the January-June period fell 9.3% from a year earlier to 488,900, the lowest since 1989 when data for the half-year period became available, a preliminary report from the National Police Agency said Thursday.

The figure is well below that of the first half of 2015 when the police detected 538,778 crimes. The number of crimes for the whole of 2015 hit a postwar low of 1,098,969.

NPA chief Masahito Kanetaka told a press conference, “I believe a wide range of measures taken by the public and private sectors together for crime prevention are achieving effects.” An agency official attributed the decline also to measures taken against street crimes including installations of security cameras.

6)   The European Central Bank has decided not to alter its monetary policy while it waits to observe the longer-term impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The bank’s policy board members met on Thursday in Frankfurt.

They opted to leave the main interest rate at 0 percent, and the bank deposit rate at minus 0.4 percent.

7)   Executives at Japanese telecom operator Softbank and Honda Motor say they are going to start joint research on artificial intelligence for vehicles.

Softbank Group officials say the companies will develop voice interaction technology that enables AI-equipped cars to understand the driver’s emotions.
8)   Japan’s central government has filed a fresh lawsuit against the Okinawa prefectural government over the planned relocation of a US base within the southwestern prefecture. The move is likely to intensify the clash over the relocation.

The central government plans to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station from a densely populated area in the city of Ginowan to the less-populated Henoko district in Nago City. The Okinawa prefectural government opposes the plan.
9)   North Korea says it has carried out a firing drill of ballistic rockets, simulating preemptive strikes on South Korea.

The North’s state-run media reported on Wednesday that the nation’s leader Kim Jong Un ordered the drill by the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army.
10)   IEC Corp has officially announced that the Samurai Studio will open again in Asakusa, Tokyo, for a limited time this summer, following a successful project in the spring.

IEC, which has been providing educational services to the business community in Japan for the last 60 years, says the idea of the Samurai Studio is to provide an authentic cultural experience for foreign tourists. This time, the price has been reduced to 30,000 yen from 36,000 yen (not including tax) for two persons.

Guests will be able to dress up in samurai armor and pose for photos. The armor the studio will offer is authentic and used in TV period dramas on NHK.

海外ドラマ

楽しみに少しずつ見ていたhuluのBONESのシーズン9が終わってしまった。いろんな海外ドラマを見ているけどBONESは本当見応えある。そのうちまた1から見ようかな。^^

BONESが終わってシーズン10を待たなければ、その間何かないかなと思っていたらFLASHのシーズン2の配信が始まっていた(嬉)全然期待しないで見たFLASHは面白くて休日に引きこもってひたすら見たのでシーズン2も楽しみ。同じ世界のARROWも続きを配信してくれればいいのにといつの間にかシーズン1すらなくなっているではないか。(なぜ?)

それ以外にはGRIMのシーズン3もあった。BONESもFLASHもGRIMも続きものだけど一話で事件が終わる作りなので家事の隙間時間を使って見るのにちょうど見やすくていいのだ。

母デー

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母の介護認定のための主治医受診のため病院へ行った。あまり待たされることもなく良かった。銀行や郵便局へ行って所用を済ませた後、蒸し暑いので今年初のスイカを買いに行った。スイカは母の好物なのだがこのところお腹の調子が悪いので食べたくないというので買わなかったのだが出してみたらぺろっと大きめの一片を食べていた。私よりもずっと視力が良かった母だが、ここ数ヶ月で足元も見えなくなってきたそうだ。それでさらに歩くのがおぼつかなくなっている。目は1mほど先の時計の文字盤も読めないという。ここ1月蓋つきの食欲減退と関係あるだろうか?白く濁っている?と聞くとそれはないそうだから白内障ではなだろう。メガネを作ろうか?と聞いても自分では麻痺で左手が使えないから自分で好きな時にかけたり外したりできないからいらないという。以前なら使わなくてもメガネを作りに行くところだけれど、母がいらないというならそれでいいかとなった。母の居室のテレビを少し前にしてテレビを快適に見られるように、それから新しく小さなキャスターつきの小物置き台を買ってそこに時計と温度計を移して時間がすぐわかるようにした。母の部屋には私が外出した時に見えるカメラを置いているのだけれど(大きく動きがあると通知してくれる。声も拾える)それが壊れたので新しいのを買ったらそれには温度もお知らせしてくれる機能が付いていた。時々エアコンを止めて締め切った暑い部屋に長時間いることがあるので大歓迎の新機能だと思った。

母のあれこれをするので仕事はおやすみだったので頂いた野菜で作り置き。

枝豆ガーリック、胡瓜の酢漬け、プチトマトの出汁付け

 

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岐阜

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従兄弟の結婚式のため岐阜へ。せっかくだから鵜飼を見たいという家人の希望があったので前日に岐阜に行って鵜飼を見て泊まろうということになった。その間可哀想だけど母はショートステイにお願いすることにした。本当はその間母を姉に頼みたいところだけれど去年義理父の葬儀で家を離れなければならない時相談したケアマネさんが言うには介護に慣れないご兄弟ご姉妹などに預けると慣れない家、慣れない家族で転倒事故などが起きやすいと言われたので今回もやはりプロにお願いすることにした。13年の介護で二度目の外泊だ。しかも今度は前回とは違い遊びに行く目的もあるので母には申し訳ない罪悪感でいっぱいだった。ごめん。母よ。でもここ1月母との周波が合わず私はずっとイライラしていた。正直母を恨むことも多々あったので少し離れたいと正直思っていた。従兄弟の結婚式で久しぶりに会う義母は母と同じ年でまだまだ元気で美しくなんでもシャキシャキとこなし最初は羨ましく思ったけれど、そのうち小さくしぼんで白髪だらけの母を思い切なくなった。今日からまた心を入れ替えて母に優しくしよう。(と思ってはいるけれどどうだろうか・・・)

鵜飼は家人の希望だったけれど、夏の川の舟は涼しいいい風とともゆるゆると進み気持ち良く、鵜飼も松明が川面に映り火の粉が飛び、鵜の羽音や声水音などが響き迫力満点で楽しい思いがけず2時間だった。実は全然期待していなかった。宿泊したのは十八楼という長良川沿いにある旅館でネットの口コミで高評価だったので予約したのだけれどこちらも料理もお風呂もサービスも良く楽しむことができた。ご褒美と言うと気恥ずかしいがご褒美をもらった楽しい2日間だった。

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止まったお部屋。長良川がいい感じでした。

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結婚式が午後からだったので、午前中は近くの岐阜城へ。

July 15th, 2016

通常のテキスト以外にポケモンGOと福岡の不審者などなど。7時からのクラスなのに目が覚めたら6:50で慌てて起きたのでボケボケになってしまった。

Police in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, said Friday they have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of theft after he was seen rummaging through the mailbox of an empty house on July 1.
The man, who was wearing wearing a Playboy bunny girl costume when he was seen at the house, is also believed to be the same man seen wearing a Spider-Man costume and loitering outside empty houses earlier this year, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to police, a woman witnessed the man looking through the mailbox of an unoccupied house at around 12:30 p.m. on July 1. She called a nearby police koban and said a strange man wearing black fishnet tights and high heels was loitering outside the house. When the “bunny girl” spotted the woman, he fled in a car.
Police identified the suspect, Tetsuya Fujisawa, from his car license plate; however, he has denied the charge and said he has no idea what they are talking about.

“Pokemon Go” has established a new US record as the most popular smartphone game.

The augmented reality game was developed by Japan’s Nintendo and other companies. A US research firm says “Pokemon Go” has about 21 million active daily users, surpassing the previous record of 20 million set by Candy Crush.

Players can visit real-life locations to capture virtual pocket monsters, or Pokemon.

Since its US release on July 6th, the number of free downloads has increased at a substantial speed and the game has topped the app charts.

A government survey on living conditions of households in Japan shows that 60 percent of the respondents are having difficulty making ends meet.

The welfare ministry conducted the survey in June and July of last year. More than 46,000 households responded.

 

Police on Saturday said a Chinese man, who was arrested earlier this month for overstaying his visa, has admitted to putting the body of a Chinese woman in a suitcase and dumping in a canal in Tokyo.

The body of Yang Mei, 34, was found in the suitcase floating in the canal near Tennozu Isle Station in Shinagawa Ward on June 27. Yang had been missing for more than two years.

Police quoted the suspect, in his 30s, was quoted as saying he used to live with Yang. Police said he will be charged with abandoning a corpse.

The corpse, clad in a camisole and short pants, was not badly decomposed when discovered. Reports said the woman had not been dead for long.

 

Yang came to Japan in September 2013 as a trainee to participate in the government’s Industrial Trainee and Technical Internship Program (TTIP). She was working at an auto-parts plant in Kyoto but disappeared from her dormitory after being seen in its cafeteria in March 2014. She was placed on a missing persons watch list by police in Kyoto.

 

1)   Reports that Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to abdicate within a few years could re-open debate about female succession, but any such move is likely to provoke strong opposition within the current conservative ruling party.

The 82-year-old monarch, who has had heart surgery and been treated for prostate cancer in recent years, expressed his intention to abdicate in a few years to the Imperial Household Agency, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.

No reason was cited and agency officials later denied the earlier reports.

2)   A gunman at the wheel of a heavy truck plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice on Thursday night, killing at least 84 people and injuring scores more in what President Francois Hollande called a terrorist act.

The attacker, identified by a police source as a 31-year-old Tunisian-born Frenchman, also opened fire before police shot him dead. He had been known to the police for common crimes but not to the intelligence services, the source said.

3)   Police in Tokyo said Thursday have arrested an Air Self-Defense Force officer for using his smartphone to film up the skirt of a woman on a train.

According to police, Yukifumi Fujita, 50, a major at an ASDF academy in Meguro Ward, used a smartphone camera inside a bag to film up the skirt of a woman in her 20s on a train on the JR Yamanote line between Shibuya and Ebisu stations at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

A male passenger saw what Fujita was doing and detained him, police said.

4)   Twenty-one candidates have started official 17-day campaigning for the Tokyo gubernatorial election to be held at the end of this month.

Voters will go to the polls on July 31st to choose a successor to Yoichi Masuzoe. He resigned last month following a scandal over alleged misuse of political funds.

Masuzoe’s predecessor, Naoki Inose, also stepped down because of a political funds scandal.

5)   The Kansai Electric Power Company has appealed against a court injunction that blocks the restart of 2 reactors at its Takahama nuclear plant in central Japan.

On Tuesday the Otsu District Court in Shiga Prefecture issued a fresh injunction to suspend the operations of the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the plant in neighboring Fukui Prefecture.

In March, the Otsu District Court issued an injunction to suspend the operations of the 2 reactors. It was the first injunction for reactors in operation. Residents in Shiga Prefecture sought the injunction.
5A)   Japan’s state minister for industry has ruled out the option of sealing off disabled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant with a Chernobyl-style sarcophagus.

Yosuke Takagi met Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori in Tokyo on Friday.

Uchibori said he was shocked to hear the word “sarcophagus” and called the option unacceptable.

6)   Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to use an upcoming summit to urge China to accept a recent ruling by an arbitration tribunal in The Hague regarding its claims in the South China Sea.

Abe will attend the 2-day Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM, that opens in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, on Friday.

Abe plans to join other leaders in calling on China to accept the tribunal’s decision for a peaceful settlement of territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The tribunal ruled on Tuesday that there is no legal basis for China’s claims.
7)   People in southwestern Japan are still trying to find places to stay and rebuild their lives 3 months after the first in a series of earthquakes hit the region.

The jolts killed 49 people in Kumamoto Prefecture. An additional 6 were confirmed to have died due to the effects of the quakes, such as physical fatigue from the evacuation. One person remains unaccounted for.

Authorities say that as of Wednesday, 4,692 people remain in shelters. Many others are said to be spending the night in their garages or tents.

Officials say the quakes have affected more than 157,000 houses in the prefecture. More than 34,000 homes were fully or partially damaged.

8)   Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested that he will seek approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal at an extra session of the Diet this year.

Abe was speaking to business leaders including Sadayuki Sakakibara, the chair of Japan’s largest business federation, Keidanren.

Japan and 11 other countries signed the TPP last year but none has completed domestic procedures needed for the deal to take effect.

9)   US government officials have launched a challenge against China at the World Trade Organization.

They say China’s export duties on key raw materials impose higher costs and substantial disadvantages on US manufacturers.

US Trade Representative Michael Froman has criticized China for imposing export duties of 5 to 20 percent on 9 raw materials including cobalt, copper and lead.

The USTR says these duties give Chinese manufacturers a competitive advantage by making the materials more expensive for US automakers and aircraft makers.

US trade officials hope to eliminate the duties by first aiming for a negotiated settlement with China.

10)   Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has introduced driver-assist features that enable its new minivan model to handle congested highway traffic on its own.

Nissan showed the minivan equipped with limited autonomous driving technology to media on Wednesday.

The firm said the model has an advanced camera that can recognize other vehicles and white lines between lanes.

The car can accelerate, brake and navigate highway traffic in one lane.

July 8th, 2016

テキスト以外の内容、浜名湖のバラバラ遺体とベッキーについてのニュースについて話した。あとダラスの白人警官殺害の話とバングラディシュのテロ。世界がどんどん怖いことになっていく気がする。

1)   A major Japanese IT firm says it will launch a driverless bus service at a park near Tokyo next month.

DeNA got help on the project from a French venture company that develops self-driving technology.
2)   A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts including Japanese Takuya Onishi on board has been successfully launched from Kazakhstan for a mission to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 1:36 Thursday UTC.

9 minutes later, the spacecraft detached from the rocket and entered Earth’s orbit as scheduled at an altitude of around 200 kilometers.
3)   Much of Japan sweltered on Thursday. Temperatures above those of the human body were recorded in some places in central Japan.

A high-pressure system covering the country brought clear skies and a blazing sun to a wide area from east to west.

Koshu City in Yamanashi Prefecture recorded a high of 38.8 degrees Celsius. Kawane-hon-cho in Shizuoka Prefecture had 38.6 degrees, and Tokyo’s Nerima Ward was at 37.7 degrees. Normal human body temperatures are below 37 degrees Celsius.

4)   Tens of thousands of people in a western Japanese city enjoyed a night view of a river lit up by LEDs to mark the traditional star festival called Tanabata on July 7th.

Legend has it that 2 deities who are in love with each other are separated by the Milky Way and allowed to meet only once a year on that date. People in Japan celebrate the day by making wishes.
5)   A Japanese district court has given a former prefectural lawmaker a suspended prison term for fraud involving misuse of taxpayers’ money.

The Kobe District Court on Wednesday sentenced former Hyogo Prefectural assembly member Ryutaro Nonomura to 3 years in prison, suspended for 4 years.

Nonomura was accused of misusing more than 9 million yen, or about 89,000 dollars, over 3 years until his resignation in July 2014. Prosecutors said he claimed expenses for 344 fictitious day trips.
6)   A Japanese man on a 10 meter yacht has completed the first half of a round-trip solo voyage across the Pacific Ocean.

66-year-old Shinkichi Shoji who runs a billboard business, left Japan almost 2 months ago, from the port of Sakai in Tottori Prefecture. He was bound for San Francisco in the United States.

His local yacht club said on its website that he completed the journey of about 12,000 kilometers on Tuesday.

7)   The number of scrambles by Japanese Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets against Chinese aircraft surged between April and June.

The Defense Ministry says Japanese fighters made 281 emergency takeoffs to intercept unidentified jets in the 3-month period.

Of those, 199 scrambles were against Chinese aircraft. That’s up 70 percent from a year ago.

Ministry officials say Chinese military planes are increasing activities near the Japanese side of areas between the 2 countries.

8)   Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yuriko Koike has announced she will run for Tokyo governor without her party’s recommendation.

Koike is a former defense minister. She met on Tuesday with Economic Revitalization Minister Nobuteru Ishihara, who heads the ruling party’s Tokyo chapter.

She sought the party’s recommendation and asked the chapter to quickly decide its position.

Ishihara said the chapter will make its decision after the Upper House election on Sunday.

9)   Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has once again said he will pump more money into the financial markets if it is necessary to support the economy.

Kuroda told the chiefs of the central bank’s 32 regional bureaus on Thursday that exports and production are sluggish due to slowdowns in emerging economies.
10)   Britain’s central bank has taken steps to support the economy, whose outlook has worsened since the vote to leave the European Union.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday that the UK has entered a period of uncertainty and significant economic adjustment.

He announced that the bank had lowered the amount of capital that lenders must hold in reserve.

dollars.

低空

3時に目が覚めたらまた眠れなくなってしまった。床の拭き掃除をして疲れてみたけど眠くならないので起きていよう。明日はお休みだし。あ、もう今日か。

今週もまた低空飛行だった。夕方コンビニに買い物に行ったら家に帰りたくなくて泣けてきて、滅多に人の通らない歩道橋の上で1時間ほど車の往来を見ながら気持ちを落ち着かせた。誰かのせいでもなくどうすることもできないのだから自分が何とかこなすしかないのだから。

食べなければ、食べていれば大丈夫と友達にもらったお洒落な調味料でウキウキするようなご飯を作った。

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まだまだ大丈夫だ。うんうん。

July 1st, 2016

実は先週は寝坊して目が覚めたらレッスン時間が終わっている時刻であった。(ダメじゃん)。なので今週は反省してちゃんと起きた!(大人として当たり前の事ですよ)

1)   As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish police raided Istanbul neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group.

2)   An all-female reboot of Ghostbusters” hits theaters this summer amid a savage backlash by Internet trolls that has thrown the spotlight back onto Hollywood’s gender discrimination problem.

The film’s first trailer has become the most reviled in YouTube history, having amassed almost 900,000 dislikes, while director Paul Feig and his cast have been bombarded with death threats and misogyny on social media.

3)   A top Singapore bank said Thursday it has suspended loans to anyone wanting to buy property in London, citing uncertainty from Britain’s vote to quit the EU but dealing a blow to investors looking to make the most of the weak pound.

United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of the city-state’s three homegrown lenders, said it was monitoring the market closely to determine when the loans would resume.

4)   Porfirio Guerrero has grown increasingly frustrated as a decade-long recession has sapped business from his tailor shop in the Puerto Rican capital. He now feels the only way for the island to recover is to become a full-fledged part of the United States, a sentiment that is gaining force in the territory.

Puerto Ricans have been divided for decades on whether to remain a semi-autonomous commonwealth, push for statehood or break away entirely from the United States. The island’s economic crisis — including a $70 billion debt and looming default — have pushed many like Guerrero toward statehood.

6)   The number of scrambles by Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets in reaction to the flight paths of Chinese aircraft was up sharply for the 3 months through June of this year.

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, the chief of staff, Joint Staff of the Self-Defense Forces, made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday.

Kawano said the number of scrambles against Chinese aircraft for the April-June period increased by more than 80 sorties from the 114 the ASDF made during the same period of last year.
7)   Japanese government officials say tax revenues for the last fiscal year were lower than earlier estimates.

This is the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis that Japan’s tax revenue has fallen below the government’s forecast.

The officials say national tax revenues in fiscal 2015 that ended in March came in at 56.3 trillion yen, or about 550 billion dollars. That’s up around 22 billion dollars from the previous fiscal year. But it’s nearly 1.3 billion dollars lower than the estimate the government made last December.
8)   A government survey shows that over a quarter of Japan’s population is now aged 65 or older.

The Internal Affairs Ministry says the estimate is based on preliminary figures from last year’s national census.

The survey says about 33.4 million people are 65 or older, or 26.7 percent of Japan’s population.
9)   Japanese lawmakers are discussing ways to minimize the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

Members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party met on Tuesday to consider extending financial support to small and medium-sized businesses.

A senior LDP official asked for a second supplementary budget of about 98 billion dollars for the current fiscal year.

Some members called for doubling that, to about 195 billion dollars including fiscal investment and loans. They said the negative aftereffects of Brexit may become prolonged.July 1st, 2016