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Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 さて、トランプ大統領、中東で何を語るのでしょうか?

Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR MAY 21, 2017 The New York Times

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump on Sunday pivoted away from his strident assessment of Islam as a religion of hatred as he sought . . . → Read More: Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 北朝鮮が国際社会の糾弾に反発して無謀にも弾道ミサイルを発射しました。アメリカは、日本は、韓国は、そして国際社会はどう対処していけば良いのでしょうか?

North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

By CHOE SANG-HUN MAY 13, 2017 The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday, the first test since a new president took office in South Korea this past week . . . → Read More: North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

In Rare Move, Chinese Think Tank Criticizes Tepid Pace of Reform

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 今日の勉強会のtextです。今日の夜、お会いしましょう♪

By CHRIS BUCKLEYMARCH 27, 2017 The New York Times

BEIJING — China’s ambitious plan to revamp its economy has bogged down. Flabby state conglomerates have thwarted attempts to whip them into commercial shape. Rules that treat millions of city-dwelling rural migrants like second-class citizens have barely budged.

Such criticisms are common from . . . → Read More: In Rare Move, Chinese Think Tank Criticizes Tepid Pace of Reform

South Korean President Dismisses Aides in Bid to Stem Worsening Scandal

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。旭川にも雪が降り、いよいよ本格的な冬の到来といったところです。さて、今日の課題は・・・。

By CHOE SANG-HUN OCT. 30, 2016 The NewYork Times

SEOUL, South Korea — The shadowy woman at the center of President Park Geun-hye’s worst political scandal apologized for her “wrongdoings” on Sunday. Hours later, Ms. Park fired her chief of staff and seven other presidential aides in an effort to regain public trust, . . . → Read More: South Korean President Dismisses Aides in Bid to Stem Worsening Scandal

Emperor Akihito of Japan Asks to Leave Throne in Televised Address

By JONATHAN SOBLEAUG. 7, 2016 The New York Times

Emperor Akihito, 82, in July. The emperor may make his first public comment on Monday on the issue of his retirement. Credit Kimimasa Mayama/European Pressphoto Agency

TOKYO — It has been something of an open secret in Japan that Emperor Akihito would like a privilege . . . → Read More: Emperor Akihito of Japan Asks to Leave Throne in Televised Address

Japan Nuclear Plant May Be Worse Off Than Thought

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 早速、今日のtextをご紹介します。今、福島第一原発で何が起こっているのでしょうか? 久し振りにNew York Timesから記事を抜粋してみました。 皆さんも和訳にチャレンジしてみて下さいね。

By HIROKO TABUCHI Published: March 29, 2012

A handout image supplied Thursday by Tokyo Electric Power Company shows conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. By HIROKO TABUCHI Published: March 29, 2012

TOKYO — The damage to one of three stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant could . . . → Read More: Japan Nuclear Plant May Be Worse Off Than Thought

Poor Jane’s Almanac

The Newyork Times Op-Ed Contributor By JILL LEPORE Published: April 23, 2011

Cambridge, Mass.

THE House Budget Committee chairman, Paul D. Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, announced his party’s new economic plan this month. It’s called “The Path to Prosperity,” a nod to an essay Benjamin Franklin once wrote, called “The Way to Wealth.”

Franklin, . . . → Read More: Poor Jane’s Almanac

America’s History of Fear

Op-Ed Columnist By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: September 4, 2010

A radio interviewer asked me the other day if I thought bigotry was the only reason why someone might oppose the Islamic center in Lower Manhattan. No, I don’t. Most of the opponents aren’t bigots but well-meaning worriers — and during earlier waves of intolerance . . . → Read More: America’s History of Fear

Pakistan Flooding Disrupts Afghan War Supply Lines

The New York Times

Men stood in flood waters near Jacobabad, Pakistan, last Friday. The area, normally a part of the route to supply the Kandahar air base in southern Afghanistan, is completely cut off, surrounded by water and accessible only by air. By CARLOTTA GALL Published: August 24, 2010

SUKKUR, Pakistan — . . . → Read More: Pakistan Flooding Disrupts Afghan War Supply Lines

Immigrant Maids Flee Lives of Abuse in Kuwait

旭川時事英語研究会、8月2日の二つ目のtextです。 更新が遅くなってしまいました。申し訳ありません。今日の勉強会は楽しみですね。 業務連絡です。Mr.Asakaが急用で欠席になります。宜しくお願いいたします。

Moises Saman for The New York Times Domestic workers living in a makeshift shelter at the Philippines Embassy in Kuwait City.

By KAREEM FAHIM Published: August 1, 2010

KUWAIT — With nowhere else to go, dozens of Nepalese maids who fled from their employers now sleep on the floor in the lobby . . . → Read More: Immigrant Maids Flee Lives of Abuse in Kuwait