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The emperor in Japan will retire next year. This is the first abdication of the emperors in two centuries. In recent Japan passing away had been the reason for hereditary of the position. However the present emperor Akihito, through a national broadcaster TV interview, addressed concern about his advanced age and declining health to carry out his duties like as his young ages. He is now 84 years old. The Japanese constitution says that the emperor is a symbol of the state, the unity of Japanese people, and has no related to government. Historically emperors were the highest authority of the Shino religion. But now emperor’s powers are only limited to imperial ceremonial functions except for appointing a prime minister to the office.

Akihito is the 125 th Emperor of his line according to Japan’s traditional order of succession. On June 2017 the bill has been legalized that would allow Akihito to abdicate and for the government to begin arranging the process of handing over the position to Crown Prince Naruhito. The Japanese government announced in December 2017 that Akihito will abdicate on April 30, 2019. The following day will be the Crown Prince’s accession. The government intends to make May first a holiday so that we’ll have consecutive 10 day holidays from April 27 to May 6th, golden week plus one . This idea comes from the fact that not only allow us having long holiday but also reducing the disturbance of every day life from the changing name of era. If we don’t need to work much , we can minimize processing losses and avoid the confusion of computer systems brought from the change of calendar.

Articles are some of the trickiest things for students of English to learn. Did you get any new insights from this lesson?
One thing to keep in mind is that English places a lot of important on “which X do you mean”. You use indefinite articles for “any X”, definite articles for “this specific X”, and no article for “all Xs”. Good luck!

We are afraid of a technological unemployment by the reason that robotics and artificial intelligence will steal our jobs. If it happened, what will do for living? How will we earn money? One of promising solutions to this is “basic income” . Basic Income is a policy that all citizens regularly receive money to guarantee minimum life. This is not capitalism . You can still get any income from ordinary works. Basic income is applicable for every single person in the country. Some experts believe society will adapt to the technical unemployment by constantly demonetizing our cost of living and might be the widespread of a universal basic income. In the last decade, over eight countries like Finland, Netherland , India and Canada have formally experimented with this system. They had fewer hospitalization, high school graduation rates increased, fewer accidents and injuries. Essentially nobody need quitting their job. Cash from the government eased families economic anxiety, allowing them to invest their health and having passion for creative activities. This idea is not new, but is a current topic because some Japanese political party publically pledged in their election campaign of the last occation although it was controversial.

It is worthy of notice that the universal basic income will be one of tools empowering self actualization-more people will be able to follow their passions, be more creative and spend more time on higher level , personally fulfill task.



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実践的発音は英語の基本中の基本でlistening が良くなる。


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Could you answer the door.
I almost  fell for it.
Third time is the charm.
What do you see in him?
He always looks out  for me.
Speaking  of age, you look  really young for your age.
How shall I put this.
That happens a lot.
It happens a lot..
What a hassle.
I don't appreciate spoilers.
Imran is bummed out.
What a bummer.
I think it's the weather.
It runs in  the family.
We'll meet you at McDonald.
I'mhappy with what Ihave.
I think I 've had enough.
I just can't stop thinking about Englishe.
I  had a rough day.
Could you ask him to call  me back?
You do't use dressing?
Do you want anything from Kyoto?
She ended up going by herself.
What's the damage?
It's pouring outside.
It's raining cats and dogs.
Absolutely not.
I'm pretty excited about it.
I feel left out.
It grows on you.
It's just a fad.
Let's bygones be bygones.
We're not on the same wavelength.
Friday is out.
I'll break neck to succeed.
If that's what it takes.
It's not what it looks like.
I think I just raised the bar.
I don't know where to start.
lol : laughing out loud.
Pease read it out loud.
Can yu speak up?
You only live once.

It's good to be back.
Good thinking.

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self-delusion 自己欺瞞
abyys 奈落、深いふち
illusory sense==>illusion 錯覚

Delicate nuances of languages from country to country would cast a dark shadow on the relations between peoples or countries. Verbal battle between North Korea and US leaders is ongoing. President Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” and in a speech at United Nation General Assembly he insulted Kim John-Un referring by “little Rocket man”. As the rhetorical retaliation Mr. Kim called Mr. Trump a “mentally deranged US dotard”. The word “dotard” in particularly send SNS people to the dictionary to look up an arcane term. Colloquially one could translate the entire expression as “ crazy old fool ”. The Korean word for “ dotard” is maybe translated into “Oibore” in Japanese.We normally understand such difficult words through country-wise translations of separate own languages. Commentators are warning a stupid quarrel between the tops brings a serious danger and a security risk to local regions over the world from misunderstanding or mistranslation. And now another word ” moron” spreads like wildfires. The NBC news reported Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called Trump a “ moran ”.  Spokes woman denied and said “The secretary did not use that type of language” but the CNN news has now confirmed Tillerson called Trump a “moran”.

Trump tweeted on his twitter “Wow a lot of fake news has been around for today and they are out of control”. Who is the bottom of the trouble?


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venison 鹿肉
casualties 死者、負傷者
Calamari is indeed squid.
Philly cheesesteak
a sandwich made from sliced pieces of beef steak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll.
A popular regional fast food. It has its rootsin Philadelphia,Uniteded State.
a man who wears many hats
many talent manyresponsibiities

mising work and play
separate trash 


People in the U.S. looked up the sky and enjoyed a total eclipse of the sun. Two Mondays ago was a historical moment since 1918 that solar eclipse could be seen across U.S. Diamond Ring was so moving. It was extraordinary.  The longest time which they could watch the sun blocked by the moon was about two minutes and 40 seconds. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump also participate in this cosmic event from a White House balcony. It happened on a big day of the unifying America for the first time after Trump had become a president. When Trump looked up the sun, one of the White House aides standing beneath the Blue Balcony shouted ” Don’t watch”. Actually it is the most predictable risk of the action from which Trump had tried to gaze without glasses. Shortly before the eclipse reached in Washington, Trump waved at the crowds and responded to a reporter’s question  ”How is the view?” with his thumbs up. It was a short but precious time to unite the U.S. which had been suffering from the disintegration of the country.