世界へ発信!ニュースで英語術 2018/10/1 Japanese not getting enough shut-eye
JAPANESE NOT GETTING ENOUGH SHUT-EYE 「日本人は睡眠不足」
Japanese not getting enough shut-eye
2018年9月9日のニュース

A generation of workers under stress. Lack of sleep is becoming an increasingly serious problem in Japan. A government study shows that about half of Japanese people in their 40s say they get less than six hours of sleep a day.

Last November, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry asked about 6,500 men and women aged 20 or older about their sleeping habits.

The biggest concern is those in their 40s. 48.5 percent of the men and 52.4 percent of the women indicated that they sleep less than six hours daily. And about 10 percent from both sexes say they don’t even get five hours.

Since 2009, more and more Japanese people have been complaining they don’t get enough rest. Officials warn that sleep deprivation can cause mental illness, obesity, hypertension, and other health issues.


A generation of workers (is) under stress.  ストレスを感じている。
get enough shut-eye たっぷり眠る
under stress ストレスを受けている
lack 欠乏、不足
lack of sleep 睡眠不足
increasingly ますます
動詞increase「増加する」の形容詞形 increasing「増加の」+-lyから成る単語で、「ますます、次第に」という副詞
serious 深刻な、重大な、真剣な、本気の
Japanese people in their 40s 40代の日本人
less than –  ~未満
a day = per day 1日あたり
the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry 厚生労働省、 UK / US labour / labor
welfare 福祉
aged – ~歳の aged 20 or older 20歳あるいはそれより年長の、20歳以上の
habit 習慣、癖、習性
concern 心配、懸念、不安、関心事
those in their 40s = those (people who are) in their 40s
indicate 意見などを表明する、述べる
名詞形 indication 指し示すこと、兆候、表示
indicate 表明する、述べる
rest 休養
complain 不満・苦情・不平などを言う、名詞形は、complaint 不満、苦情、不平
officials 高官たち 厚生労働省
warn 警告する
deprivation 奪うこと、喪失、欠乏 動詞形は、deprive 奪う
sleep deprivation 睡眠不足、睡眠遮断
mental 精神的な, mental illness 精神に関わる病気、精神疾患
mental illness 精神疾患
obesity 肥満
hypertension 高血圧


rest 休息、休み、残り(のもの)
rest 休む、休める

*. enough rest 「十分な休養」

1. 休める、 動詞
It is important for a baseball pitcher to rest his arm after a game.
野球の投手は、試合後に腕を休めることが大切です。

2. 残り 名詞
At midnight, Andy decided to go home, nut rest of his coworkers went on to a second bar.
真夜中、アンディは帰宅することに決めましたが、ほかの同僚たちは次のバーへとはしごしました。
go on to- ~に進む、次に~する




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