July 1st, 2016


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




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帰ってきてからたっぷり時間があったので母のベッドサイドに置く小さいワゴンを組み立てた。通販で注文して届いていたのだけれどなんとなく放置してあったのだ。ここ1,2週間家の中で杖を使っても何度か歩けなくなって、同じところに何分も立って一歩が踏み出せないでいることがあって、いよいよ家の中の短い数歩の歩行も危ない感じなので私が不在の時はベッドの周りで全てが出来るように準備しているのだがどうなのだろう。「あなたが仕事でいない時はお母さんを一人で置いているの?」と脳外科のドクタに尋ねられて「週3日は私が仕事に出ている間一人で家にいます。」と答えたら「そう。。。」という返答だった。きっとダメ出しの「そう」なのだろうけれど、その後の「。。。」はでもそれも仕方ないかなの領域かな? きっと後々後悔することがたくさんある母との生活だけど、それでも続けてやれると思っているところまではやるけれど、このバランスは無理だということまではもうできない。ごめん。母よ。










June 17th, 2016


1)   An election to pick the successor to Tokyo Gov Yoichi Masuzoe, who is resigning over a political funds scandal, will be held July 31, the local election commission said Friday.

The official campaigning period is set to begin on July 14, just days after the July 10 House of Councillors election.

Among the high-profile names floated as possible candidates are two women: Yuriko Koike, a well-known lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party; and Renho, a lawmaker and acting president of the main opposition Democratic Party. Both have previously served in Cabinet posts.

Kenji Utsunomiya, a lawyer and former head of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, is also said to be considering running in the election.

2)   A Japanese man who stabbed his father to death with a chopstick was arrested on Thursday, police said.

Michikazu Ikeuchi, 51, admitted that he stabbed his 80-year-old father in the throat with a 30-centimeter-long wooden, cooking chopstick on Wednesday night after a quarrel at their home in Osaka, according to police.

3)   Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday fired off a warning shot against a recent rise in the yen, saying he was deeply concerned about “one-sided, rapid and speculative” currency moves and would respond urgently if necessary – a hint at possible yen-selling market intervention.

The latest jawboning – official comment intended to influence markets – comes as the yen surged across the board after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) left monetary policy unchanged on Thursday, despite market fears of global turmoil if Britain votes to exit the European Union in the June 23 referendum.

4)   Nearly four decades later, another Japanese star has surpassed a lofty mark set by one of baseball’s most famous players — with the help of stats accumulated overseas. On Wednesday night , Ichiro Suzuki reached 4,257 hits in the Japanese and North American major leagues, passing Pete Rose’s total from Major League Baseball. Although the accomplishment was met with admiration around the sport, it’s not easy to put Suzuki’s feat in context.

Rose remains the MLB hit leader with 4,256. Suzuki had 1,278 hits for Orix in Japan’s Pacific League (1992-00), and on Wednesday he increased his total to 2,979 with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Miami Marlins. Rose was quoted recently by USA Today as saying: “I’m not trying to take anything away from Ichiro, he’s had a Hall of Fame career, but the next thing you know, they’ll be counting his high-school hits.”

5)   A pro-EU British lawmaker was killed in a shock daylight street attack, halting campaigning for the referendum on Britain’s membership in the bloc just a week before the crucial vote.

Jo Cox, a 41-year-old mother-of-two from the opposition Labour Party, was shot in the face while lying on the ground by a lone attacker in the village of Birstall in northern England, according to witnesses quoted by local media.

6)   The death sentence given to a man convicted of murdering two women and seriously injuring another man in 2010 when he was 18 is set to be finalized after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld lower court rulings.

The case of Yutaro Chiba, now 24, marks the first time capital punishment has been given to a minor under Japan’s lay judge trial system that began in 2009.

In handing down the ruling, the top court’s first petty bench said the defendant committed the crime based on a “very selfish motive” as he was determined to kill anyone who sabotaged his plan to run away with his former girlfriend.

7)   The Japanese government on Wednesday launched a special patrol unit in Okinawa to enhance security in response to the rape and murder in April of a young woman allegedly by a former U.S. Marine.

Around 20 vehicles began patrolling downtown areas and school roads in Okinawa which hosts the bulk of U.S. military facilities in Japan, with officials from the Okinawa bureaus of the Defense Ministry and the Cabinet Office participating in the patrols for the time being.

8)   Nissan says it is developing fuel-cell technology that can power cars using plant-based ethanol, a first for the auto industry, and hopes to launch the system in time for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics.

Japan’s number-two automaker said its experimental technology would let vehicles drive more than 600 kilometers on a single fill, similar to gasoline-powered cars.

Fuel cells work by combining hydrogen and oxygen in an electrochemical reaction, which produces electricity.

9)   Social media has emerged as a leading source of news among online users who increasingly access it on their smartphones, a think tank said on Wednesday, warning that the embrace of free news was becoming a challenge for publishers of quality news.

More than half of online users get their news from Facebook and other social media platforms, refusing to pay for news and using ad-blocking, which hurts publishers’ revenue, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) said.

10)   Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans’ security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all “lone wolf” attacks like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando.

11)  It’s an unwritten rule for Florida residents: Keep your kids away from ponds and lakes because alligators are everywhere.

But after a gator killed a 2-year-old Nebraska boy at a Walt Disney World resort, attention soon turned to tourists. In a state with an estimated 1 million alligators, how should theme parks and other attractions warn visitors, and did Disney do enough?

12)   Further investigations will be conducted to learn why the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant did not use the term “meltdown” soon after the March 2011 accident.

It took more than 2 months for Tokyo Electric Power Company to admit that the cores of 3 of the reactors had melted down.

A panel set up by TEPCO reported on Thursday that the utility’s former president, Masataka Shimizu, had instructed employees not to use the term “meltdown.”
The panel said this came after what the president said were instructions from the prime minister’s office.

But the panel did not carry the investigation to the prime minister’s office. It is not known who in the office issued the instructions.

13)   Officials in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, say a large metal object found washed ashore there could be from a North Korean missile.

The officials told the central government on Friday that a prefectural employee patrolling a coast in Yurihama Town found the object on the previous day.

They say the piece is shaped like a cylinder sliced vertically. They say it’s 1.8 meters long and 1.2 meters wide, with something like cables inside.

The officials say the object resembles what South Korean media reported in February as suspected debris from a North Korean missile.

14)   The Japanese government has decided to extend the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia by another year.

The current mission will expire on July 23rd.

Japan has deployed escort ships and patrol aircraft to guard commercial ships in the area since 2009.

The cabinet approved the extension on Friday because piracy remains a threat, although there have been no incidents during the past year.

Japanese government officials say poverty in Somalia is the root cause of the problem and pirates will return to the area if the international community lowers its guard.

15)   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a close aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed that they will prepare for a still-unscheduled visit by Putin to Japan.

Abe and Russian Lower House Speaker Sergei Naryshkin met in Tokyo on Thursday, reaffirming the importance of bilateral cooperative ties in a wide range of areas.
16)   The number of confirmed or suspected dementia sufferers who went missing in Japan has surpassed 10,000 for the third straight year.

The National Police Agency says 12,208 elderly people were reported missing in 2015 — up more than 1,400 from the previous year. 98 percent of them were found before the year-end, but 150 remain unaccounted for.
17)   Mitsubishi Motors says fuel economy data on14 models marketed over the past 10 years was manipulated.

Mitsubishi held a news conference at the Transport Ministry on Friday to announce the results of an in-house probe into the series of fuel-data scandals.

The auto firm said the fuel data on the 14 models came from calculations rather than from actual measurements. In all, the company marketed 20 models during that time.

Mitsubishi officials say they manipulated data on 5 of the 14 models to make their fuel economy look better even though they failed tests.

They add that tests on 17 models did not follow standards, and the company falsified data on such factors as weather, date, and time at test runs of all 20 models.
18)   NHK has learned that the sender of the email that caused the leak of personal data of travel agency customers pretended to be an airline company employee.

JTB officials have admitted that data for nearly 8 million customers may have been leaked due to a computer virus.

A JTB group company received an email in March that appeared to have been sent by All Nippon Airways. The sender’s email address included the letters “ana” and the title of the message suggested that air ticket data was attached to the email.

19)   Tokyo stocks fell across the board on Thursday, with the benchmark index dropping more than 400 points after the Bank of Japan decided to maintain its current monetary policy.

Shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange were sold almost across the board, as the yen surged against the dollar following the central bank’s decision.

The Nikkei index closed 485 points down from Wednesday’s finish, at 15,434, marking its lowest point in about 4 months. The broader TOPIX index ended at 1241, down 35 points.

Market analysts say the fall of the dollar was triggered by the US Federal Reserve’s decision on Wednesday not to raise interest rates, and was accelerated by the Bank of Japan’s decision.


20)   France has ratified the Paris Agreement on curbing global warming.

President Francois Hollande signed a document to ratify the agreement on Wednesday. Both houses of parliament had previously approved the result of UN climate talks in December.

Hollande said the ratification process realizes the hope to stop global warming, which emerged at the COP 21 conference.

The agreement is a new international framework to fight global warming beyond 2020, replacing the Kyoto Protocol.

The Paris deal takes effect when it is ratified by at least 55 countries accounting for 55 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

Only 17 nations, mainly island countries like the Maldives and Tuvalu, have ratified it. They represent 0.04 percent of the emissions.

21)   One of 5 Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has lambasted mainland Chinese authorities for his detention. The 5 are linked to a bookstore that sells titles critical of the Communist Party.

Lam Wing-kee held a news conference in Hong Kong on Thursday, 2 days after returning from mainland China.

Lam explained he was held by Chinese authorities after he arrived in Guangdong Province for a visit last October. He said he was confined for 5 months in a room about 30 square meters.
22)   Shanghai Disneyland, the first one in mainland China, has celebrated its official opening.

The gates opened before noon on Thursday, slightly earlier than scheduled. Long lines of visitors had formed in front of the gates since early in the morning. Pre-order tickets for the opening day were sold out.

Visitors were seen taking pictures of themselves with Disney characters, and enjoying rides and other attractions.

Construction of the 390-hectare Shanghai Disney Resort with hotels and shopping areas cost about 5.5 billion US dollars.

23)   A robot escaped from a science lab and caused a traffic jam in one Russian city, it’s reported.

Scientists at the Promobot laboratories in Perm had been teaching the machine how to move around independently, but it broke free after an engineer forgot to shut a gate, says the local edition of the Argumenty i Fakty newspaper. The robot found its way to a nearby street, covering a distance of about 50m (164ft), before its battery ran out, the daily says.

An eyewitness video posted online shows a vaguely humanoid machine standing in the middle of a busy road, guarded by a traffic policeman. It is then wheeled off by a human, presumably an engineer from the company that developed the robot.

24)   Germany’s military is facing criticism after photos emerged of young children handling firearms during an open day.

Images shared by the German Peace Society show youngsters holding a range of weapons, including an assault rifle and a sub-machine gun, Spiegel Online reports. While the guns weren’t loaded and the children appear to have been supervised, the military’s own rules say under-18s must not be allowed to handle weapons, after a similar scandal occurred in 2011, the website notes.

25)   A horde of giant spider crabs has amassed in waters near the Australian city of Melbourne.

Hundreds of thousands of the crabs migrate to Australia’s southern shores each year as ocean waters cool.

Australian aquatic scientist Sheree Marris filmed an enormous gathering of the crustaceans in Port Phillip Bay.

Ms Marris said she hoped to raise awareness of the diversity of sea life in Australia’s southern waters.

“Who would have thought something like this, that is so spectacular, could be happening in Australia on the southern shore,” she said.




June 11th, 2016



1)   The body of a woman who had been missing since Wednesday in a forest in Kazuno, Akita Prefecture, was found on Friday morning. 

Police said the woman, who is believed to be 74-year-old Tsuwa Suzuki, was badly mauled most likely by a bear. However, a positive identification has yet to be made.

Fuji TV reported that Suzuki had come from Towada in neighboring Aomori Prefecture.

There have been several bear sightings recently. Three men have been killed by bears in the same area since May 21.

3)   A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — such as the room’s size and the presence of other people — and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming.

Today’s smartphones track location through GPS and cell towers, but that does little more than tell apps where you are. Tapping Google’s 3-year-old Project Tango , the new Phab2 Pro phone will use software and sensors to track motions and map building interiors, including the location of doors and windows

11)   We’re putting emphasis on individuals’ lives as the way to lead to the entire economy’s growth.

Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada, after four opposition parties signed a policy accord with an alliance of civil groups, aiming to frame the upcoming House of Councillors election as a battle between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration and civil society. (Jiji Press)

13)   Tennis star Kei Nishikori is set to represent Japan at his third straight Olympics after being picked to play at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

The Japan Tennis Association said on Friday it had received notification of the selection by the International Tennis Federation earlier in the day.

15)   Japan’s government task force for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will start to collect data on temperature and humidity in and around venues next month.

Officials of the task force plan to use the data to work out measures to prevent athletes and visitors from experiencing severe summer heat and humidity.
16)   A Japanese researcher says he’s thrilled that “nihonium” has been endorsed as the name for a new atomic element discovered by his group.

Kyushu University Professor Kosuke Morita led a team at Japan’s RIKEN institute that found the element.

19)   Animal rights activists calling for an end to the slaughter and eating of dogs at a Chinese festival delivered a petition with 11 million signatures to authorities in Beijing on Friday.

The two dozen activists were accompanied by dogs and unveiled banners with pictures of the animals above the message “I’m not your dinner” as they presented the petition at the representative office of Yulin city, where the festival is held.

The annual festival, which is set to begin on June 21, sees residents of the southern city consume dog meat with thousands of dogs expected to be slaughtered.




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一度着たら柔らかい素材と襟ぐりの開き具合が気に入ったらしく、今日もこれ!と連続して母の日のプレゼントを着てくれている。久々の大ヒットだ(ここ数年は惨敗だった)。友人Bちゃんが教えてくれたお店で買ったのだが来年も同じお店で買うとしよう。ありがとう! ^^ デイサービスでもスタッフやお友達に「素敵ね!」「似合ってるわ!」とか褒められたらしくそれが気に入った一番の理由かもしれない。



日曜日の朝はHちゃんと珈琲を飲みに行った。珈琲好きの彼女はやはり珈琲情報に詳しく私が教えようとした地元の新しい珈琲屋さん(テイクアウト店やスタンド店を含めて)は大体知っていた。^^ コナンに付き合ってくれた彼女はやはり推理物ドラマや映画、本が好きでBBCのシャーロックの漫画本(英語)も買ったよと持ってきてくれた。「ピンク色の研究」(緋色の研究をアレンジしたもの)これを読むとドラマでは見逃したあれこれが「あ。そうだったのか」と分かるというので楽しみである。これは職場で昼休みに読むことにした。じわりじわりと読もうと思う。早速今日お昼休みに読み始めていたら職場の私の半分ほどの年齢の女の子が「BBCのシャーロック、私もシーズン2まで見ていますよ!」というので「あ、じゃあ。シャーロック死んじゃったとこまで?」「そうなんですよ!」と盛り上がって嬉しかった。


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June 4th, 2016


1)   A boy who had been missing since Saturday was found Friday morning in a town in Hokkaido, northern Japan.

Yamato Tanooka was found at a Self-Defense Force exercise range in Shikabe Town, about 4 kilometers from the spot where he went missing 6 days ago.

When an SDF member found the boy inside a rest facility on the range, the 7-year-old said his name was Yamato. Police say his parents later confirmed his identity.

2)   Japan’s government has decided on a new growth strategy aimed at boosting the country’s gross domestic product to 600 trillion yen, or about 5.5 trillion dollars.

The strategy aims to stimulate a 4th industrial revolution by creating a new growth market making full use of artificial intelligence.

It aims for the use of self-driving vehicles on highways by 2020, and goods delivery by drones within 3 years.

The government plans to promote technology development to make better use of robots and drones for search and rescue operations in disasters.

3)   Mitsubishi Materials Corp, one of dozens of Japanese companies that used Chinese forced laborers during World War II, reached a settlement covering thousands of victims Wednesday that includes compensation and an apology.

The deal was signed in Beijing with three former workers representing the company’s more than 3,000 Chinese victims of forced labor, Mitsubishi Materials said in a statement.

4)   Groups of residents from remote mountainous areas in Japan and Taiwan plan to work together on projects to lure tourists by promoting local ghost stories, those involved on the Japanese side said.

A group in Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture, western Japan, and the other in Nantou County in central Taiwan signed a cross-promotion agreement in February, allowing each to sell the other’s souvenirs and attend events with their sister organization.

5)   Cafes are nice relaxing places. Cats are cute cuddly animals. Sooner or later – with hindsight it seems almost inevitable – an entrepreneur would come along, put the two together and launch a “cat cafe” boom. It happened about eight years ago, and now there are some 200 cat cafes nationwide, most of them doing a brisk business premised on the joys – innocent joys, you’d think – of interacting with cats over coffee.

Actually not so innocent, Spa! (May 31) finds. There is a dark side to the business which is not, in fact, limited to cats or cafes. The disposal each year of roughly 100,000 cats and dogs suggests too many pets being bred and sold to too many people with too little knowledge of what’s involved in raising a pet. Nor are cats the only cafe mascots – there are rabbit cafes, reptile cafes, monkey cafes, owl cafes and so on.

6)   Leaving the European Union would be an act of “economic self-harm,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday during a televised grilling that saw him challenged on the emotive topic of immigration and accused of scaremongering about the impact of quitting the 28-nation bloc.

7)  A Japanese comedian will run the marathon for Cambodia at the Olympics in Brazil this summer, an official said Thursday, a second attempt by the funnyman to go to the Games for the Southeast Asian sporting minnows.






May 28th, 2016


1)   US President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon laid a wreath at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. He’s the first sitting US president to visit the atomic-bombed city.

2)   Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won more than half the delegates — enough to secure the party nomination.

3)   Japan’s health ministry has decided to conditionally approve pig cell transplants for people with diabetes.

4)    Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government is aware of the seriousness of a resolution that condemns an alleged crime by a US military base worker.
5)   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hinted that he may postpone an increase in the consumption tax, from 8 to 10 percent, which is scheduled for next April.
6)   Taiwan’s new government says it takes no specific legal position on the status of Japan’s southernmost island, Okinotorishima. The position marks a reversal of the previous administration’s policy.
7)   World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says he intends to work together with other global organizations to step up measures against international tax evasion.








母の食卓にはティッシュや小さなお菓子のピニールやらをすぐポイと捨てられるように小さなゴミ箱のようなものが置いてあるのだけれど、母はもう自分が嫌いな食べものがお皿に乗っているとそれもポイと捨てている。嫌いなものが目の前にあるのが嫌なようである^^  母は子供ではないので好き嫌いを言ってはいけません!とする必要もないので、母が嫌いな食べ物は出さないようにしているので基本嫌いな食べ物は出てないはずなのだけれどある日突然昨日までは好きだったものが「これが嫌いになった」となりポイとされてしまうのだ。もともとすごく好き嫌いが多い人なのでますます食べられるののが少なくなってきた。もともと嫌いなものは、人参、ナス、トマト、きゅうり、セロリ、ピーマン、小松菜、漬物全般、ツナ、それらが少しでも触った食べ物も食べられない。それに加わっていったのが干物、カレー、焼きそばやほうれん草、ブロッコリー、アスパラ、オクラ、おからとかを使ったものだろうか。最近はあまりにも見ただけでポイポイ捨てているので、「なんで捨てちゃうの?!(以前は好きだったでしょ。それ?という意味)」と聞いたら「あんたが捨てるようなものを私に出すからだよ!(怒)」と返してきた。^^ ぎゃ!うむぅ。そうきたか。


そういえば先週は母の脳外科に薬を取りに行く日があって、ついでに少し前に私が毎日打つパスワードを突然綺麗さっぱり忘れてしまった不安をドクターに相談してみようと思っていたのだけれど、いつもは薬を取りに行く日でもドクターの診察室に呼ばれて母の状態などを話し、それに対しドクターが紙にアドバイスを書いてくれ「じゃあこれをお母さんに渡してね」となるのだがどうも忙しかったようで診察室に呼ばれもしなかった^^ そんなに心配しなくても大丈夫という神のお告げだろう。(そうか?)





May 20th, 2016



1)   A civilian U.S. base worker under arrest on suspicion of dumping the body of a 20-year-old woman in Okinawa Prefecture has admitted to killing her, investigative sources said Friday

2)   The Egyptian military found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris from an EgyptAir jet floating in the Mediterranean, Cairo said on Friday, confirming that the plane had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board.

3)   Japan’s seafood consumption has declined drastically, especially among the younger generation, according to a government report released this week.

The report reveals that the total per-capita marine food consumption in the year through March 2016 had declined to 27.3 kilograms, 30% down from a peak of 40.2 kilograms in fiscal 2001, Sankei Shimbun reported.

4)   A top official of Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics said Thursday he knew nothing about a $2 million payment to a Singaporean consulting firm under investigation over alleged bribery suspicions.

In an interview with Kyodo News, Masato Mizuno, who was vice president of the bid team, said he was tasked with interviewing other consulting companies and drawing up contracts but said he had no knowledge of one with the Black Tidings consultancy company, or even its existence.


5)   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to wait until after this summer’s House of Councillors election before deciding whether to raise Japan’s consumption tax as scheduled, sources close to the premier said Wednesday.

6)   When Republican Donald Trump complains about unfair trade partners, he often singles out Vietnam — “hot as a pistol right now” and “the new one just killing us.”

And when Democrat Bernie Sanders warns about the perils of global trade deals, he rarely misses a chance to say Americans shouldn’t have to compete against Vietnamese workers earning 65 cents an hour.

7)   Japan will lend Sri Lanka more than $3.5 billion, mostly to finance development, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Thursday, as the island nation tries to reduce its debt costs and avert a balance of payments crisis.

“We are getting more than $3,500 million from Japan for our development activities,” he said, adding that $1.2 billion would be used to buy government bonds and $2.5 billion used for lending to development projects.

8)   A Japanese government survey shows that a record number of university graduates landed jobs this spring.

The education and labor ministries jointly polled more than 4,700 students who graduated in the last academic year. 97.3 percent had found jobs as of April 1st.

The region with the highest employment rate for new graduates was Chubu, with 98.3 percent. Kyushu and Okinawa had the lowest ratio, 96.3 percent.

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職場の人からAdobe Creative SDKを教えてもらって使ってみたら、なんだこれ、すごいよ。とびっくりした。画像編集のSDKなのだがもう自分で同じものを作ったら(実際去年二人がかかりで似たようなものを作ったが足元にも及ばない)一体どのくらいの日数がかかるのだろうという出来栄え、しかも無料。ありえない。萎える。と言ったら職場の人に笑われた。Adobeに申請をして認証されなければ利用したアプリを公開はできないけれど、このSDKを知ってよかった。これとは別にカメラライブラリも教えてもらってこちらも使ってみたら、それも便利だった。swiftで書かれていたので呼び出すところでちょっと苦戦したが。この頃新しいフリーのライブラリが続々と出ていてUIの開発はどんどん楽になる。でもだからこそアプリのコンテンツはちゃんとしてないといけなくなるのだろう。


日本ではこの冬に公開になったのだけど近くの映画館では上演してくれなかったのでhuluに来るまで1年くらい待つことになるかなと思っていたBBC製作のドラマ「SHERLOCK」の特別編が「今夜NHKプレミアムで放送だって!」と私と同じくこのドラマのファンの友人からメッセージが来たので録画しておいた「シャーロック 忌まわしき花嫁」を見た。これ、ドラマを見てない人は???となってしまうかもしれないけど、ドラマに夢中になった人はものすごく楽しめる創りであっという間に見終わってしまった。ドラマはシーズン3まで公開されているが4が待ち遠しい。確かまだ撮影もしてないはずなので2年くらい先になるのかもしれない。子供の頃ルパンとホームズは図書館で借りてよく読んだけれどあれは子供向けのホームズだったろうから、そのうちまた読んでみたいなと思ったりした。私の読んだホームズ本にはマイクロフトが出てきてた記憶がない。読み飛ばしてたのかもしれないけど。これも老後の楽しみにしておこう。老後の楽しみにしようと思っているものの他のものは「陶芸」とか「電車でぶらり旅(各地の駅弁を食べたりを含む)」「家庭菜園」などがあるが、「ホームズをもう一回読む」というのはかなり達成しやすそうだ。^^ あ、でも老眼が進んで読書なんかしないかな。ムムム。




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知らなかったけど昔一時流行った有名なチェーンメールでまた最近流行っているそうなのだそう。^^ 確かに加工したっぽい。

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May 13th, 2016


1)   Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government will look into alleged bribery in connection with Japan’s bid campaign for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

French prosecutors say they are investigating allegations that more than 2 million dollars were paid from a Japanese bank account to a company linked to the son of a former chief of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

The President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, says that the payment of 2 million dollars, which is being investigated by French investigators, was for consulting fees.

2)   After being violently thrown to the ground and robbed of her purse and shoes during her first ever visit to Niagara Falls, Japanese tourist Koyuki Nakahara thought she would never return.

Yet she was back in New York last week, this time at the request of prosecutors who said her testimony was crucial in making sure her alleged attacker would be punished.

3)   Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe says he will return part of his political funds after an allegation that he spent some of the money on family trips.

Masuzoe told this to reporters on Friday in response to the allegation by weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun.
4)   People in quake-hit areas of Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, are facing stressful conditions as seismic activities continue and temperatures rise. More than 1,400 quakes have occurred since April 14th.

Eight quakes were felt in the area between midnight and 11 AM on Friday, including one with an intensity of 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to 7.
5)   The mayor of Hiroshima says he wants US President Barack Obama to meet atomic bomb survivors in the city. He will ask the Foreign Ministry to arrange such a meeting.

Obama is to visit Hiroshima on May 27th after he attends the Group of Seven summit in the Ise-Shima region in Japan. He will be the first sitting US president to visit the city, which was hit by a US atomic bomb in 1945.
6)   Media crews have been allowed into the central part of Kumamoto Prefecture’s castle for the first time since it was damaged in a series of earthquakes that began in mid-April.

Kumamoto City officials had prohibited access to the castle’s central part since its stone walls were at risk of collapsing.

All of its 13 structures, designated by the government as important cultural properties, have suffered significant damage.

7)   Japan’s transport ministry has conducted an on-site investigation at the Tokyo head office of Mitsubishi Motors over its manipulation of fuel economy data.

The ministry is probing a chain of instructions that led to the wrongdoing for 4 mini-vehicle models, affecting 625,000 cars.

The investigation is looking into the possible involvement of top executives.










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家で仕事をしようと毎日使っているPCを立ち上げてパスワードを入力したらエラーになり、焦る。入れているパスワードになんか違和感を覚えてはいたが、でもこれだよね絶対と何度入力してもエラーになる。このパスワードはあってるんだから、Macのパスワードの所が壊れた。まずい。と思いつつ再起動して再度トライしてもパスワードエラー。あ、Caps Lockか!と思い確認しても合っている。焦りは増す、結局10分ほど離れて違うことをして、再度PC再起動して何も考えずに体(指先)に任せてみたら無事「開いた!」でも入力したパスワードさっき思っていたのと違ってた。がーん。そしてこの体が勝手に入れたパスワードも「あれ、いつも、これだっけ?」とあまりしっくりこない(汗)、まずい、自分が恐ろしい。これド忘れ?ではなくて、なんだろう。若年性痴呆の始まりじゃないよね。。。怖いけどこれを忘れないようにまた記述。このPCは会社から配布されているものでパスワードも会社が設定していて私が作ったものではないのである。でも毎日2回以上は入力しているのにこれはどうしたことだろう。ああ。




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家に帰ると姉が来ていて、母の日だから思い立ってケーキを買ってきたんだよと言う。でも母はベッドにいて姉一人でケーキを食べていた。^^ そういえばアンタがいない間隣の家のO塚さんが来て、委任状をくださいって言っていたよと言う。O塚さんは今年のうちの組の組長さんである。組長委任状も、町費も今年はお知らせを直接受けとってなかったのですっかり忘れてたのだけど、O塚さんが組長さんということは回覧板で回したのを私が見落としたのだろうと慌ててO塚さん家に行くとやっぱりそのようだった。委任状の余分(多分私が取ってなかったからだと思う)があったからそれに書いたらいいよということで、印鑑とペンも持参したので、それで玄関先で書かせてもらって町費も払えた。委任状と町費は年度の組長になった人が挨拶がてら訪問してお知らせしてくれるので油断していた。母と同じ年だという大塚さんは若々しくて元気で母がこうだったらなぁと思ってしまった。


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May 6th, 2016




1)   Legislators of Taiwan’s Nationalist Party (KMT) are demanding that the executive branch take tougher action against Japan, including use of military force, after a Taiwanese fishing boat and its crew were detained by Japan’s coast guard last month for fishing in Japanese waters.

KMT legislator Liao Kuo-tung on Thursday told a legislative committee that the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou, also of the KMT, is “too weak” in handling the matter so “when it (Taiwan) gives an inch, it (Japan) will take a mile.”

“We must take stronger actions,” he said. “Only by using military means can we make Japan bow its head.”

2)   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday Japan would work with whoever becomes U.S. president after being asked if he could work with Donald Trump now that he has effectively clinched the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

3)   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that “drastic fluctuations” in the yen’s value risked having a major impact on the trade prospects of Japanese companies.

Abe said the current situation was “not desirable”, during a visit to London.

4)   In the aftermath of a series of earthquakes that forced thousands of people to leave their homes in Kumamoto Prefecture last month, police said there have been a string of burglaries of homes and abandoned offices.

5)   The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.

A communique issued by the NAM’s Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an “outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order.”

6)   Donald Trump’s emergence as the last man standing in the Republican presidential race has prompted his critics inside the party to intensify their search for a candidate they could back as a serious third-party alternative.

7)   Pakistani police on Thursday arrested 15 members of a tribal council accused of ordering the burning alive of a young girl for helping a couple to elope in a so-called “honor killing”, police said.

The 16-year-old girl was set on fire last week in the town of Donga Gali, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the capital, Islamabad, on the orders of the council, said district police chief Saeed Wazir.