ニュースで学ぶ現代英語 2022/9/26 イギリス エリザベス女王死去
QUEEN ELIZABETH II, SYMBOL OF UNITY
Queen Elizabeth II, symbol of unity
The queen served her nation and countries throughout the Commonwealth, but she touched people around the world.
Queen Elizabeth was born in April 1926. She was the first child of the Duke of York, who later became King George VI.
“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
She ascended the throne at the age of 25 after the king died in 1952. She became the longest-reigning British monarch in 2015.
Platinum Jubilee events in June marked Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne. She was beloved as a symbol of the unity of the United Kingdom.
The queen actively sought to communicate with the public as part of her efforts to make the royal family more open.
ニュースで学ぶ現代英語 2022/9/27 日本作品がドイツの文学賞受賞
JAPANESE NOVELIST WINS GERMAN LIBERATUR PRIZE
Wakatake Chisako has become the first Japanese writer to win Germany’s LiBeratur Prize.
The author won the prize for non-European female writers for her debut novel “Ora Ora de Hitori Igumo,” or “I’ll live by myself,” which was published in 2017.
Wakatake, who comes from Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan, had already received accolades for the work. That includes one of Japan’s most prestigious literary awards, the Akutagawa Prize, in 2018.
Written in the Tohoku dialect, the novel depicts a widow in her 70s who finds a new way of life through her struggles with loneliness and old age.
The publisher of the German edition says the Tohoku dialect was translated into a rural German counterpart. The publisher says readers in Germany’s aging society empathize with the book’s themes of solitude and old age.
The 68-year-old novelist says the prize will encourage her to work even harder.
ニュースで学ぶ現代英語 2022/9/28 宮城県知事 介護人材求めベトナム訪問
MIYAGI GOVERNOR SEEKS HEALTH-CARE TRAINEES IN VIETNAM
Miyagi governor seeks health-care trainees in Vietnam
The governor of Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture has visited Vietnam to appeal to young people to train as health-care workers.
Murai Yoshihiro spent time at a facility near the capital, Hanoi, where students prepare themselves to come to Japan as technical trainees.
He saw a nursing-care class taught in Japanese. He introduced Miyagi’s culture and traditions to the students and encouraged them to choose the prefecture.
Miyagi is expected to face a shortfall of more than 13,700 nursing staff by 2040. And that’s due mainly to the aging of the population.
As of last December, the majority of technical trainees in Japan, or more than 160,000 in all, were from Vietnam.
But the yen’s depreciation against the Vietnamese dong means that the income they earn in Japan now buys less at home. This has led a growing number to choose other destinations, such as Taiwan.
ニュースで学ぶ現代英語 2022/9/29 政府サイトにロシア支持集団のサイバー攻撃
PRO-RUSSIAN GROUP SUSPECTED OF ‘DDoS’ CYBERATTACKS IN JAPAN
Pro-Russian group suspected of ‘DDos’ cyberattacks in Japan.
Japan’s government says a number of its networks were hit by cyberattacks on Tuesday. Officials believe a pro-Russian hacker group may have launched a so-called DDoS attack. That means it tried to overwhelm web traffic to the network or servers.
The Digital Agency says access to some government websites was disrupted on Tuesday afternoon. That includes a critical portal which provides administrative information. The attacks sent huge amounts of data at once in order to crash the system.
A hacker group named Killnet posted a message on social media, claiming credit. Killnet has taken responsibility for high-profile cyberattacks in places like the U.S. and Lithuania. This is believed to be the first time the group has targeted Japan.
ニュースで学ぶ現代英語 2022/9/30 野菜や果物で死亡リスク低下
BENEFITS OF FRUIT AND VEG CLEARER IN JAPAN
Benefits of fruit and veg clearer in Japan
You may already know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. But researchers are painting a clearer picture of just how good they are for the Japanese. A new study suggests those who eat plenty of plants are almost 10 percent less likely to die from illness.
The researchers tracked the diets and health of about 95,000 Japanese people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. They collected data for about 20 years.
People who ate the most fruit had an 8 or 9 percent lower risk of death than those who ate the least. The risk was 7 or 8 percent lower for vegetables.
The exact benefits of fruit differed from one illness to another. People who ate a lot were about 9 percent less likely to die of cardiovascular disease. But they did not appear to have a lower risk of dying from cancer or respiratory diseases.
The researchers suggest people should eat at least 140 grams of fruit and 300 grams of vegetables every day.