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Japan Top 10 is a podcast show that focuses on the discovery of Japanese music culture. Various hosts provide entertaining, engaging and educational commentary that help instill Japanese music cultural knowledge into its listeners. Japan Top 10 also openly supports indie artists and bands who create Japanese music, or Japanese-inspired music through on-air and online segments. We have a wide variety of featured shows. Please see our website for more details on the formatting and release date ...
 
レアジョブオリジナルの英会話ニュース教材です。世界の時事ネタを中心に、ビジネスから科学やスポーツまで、幅広いトピックのニュースを毎日更新しています。本教材を通して、ビジネスで使える実用的な英会話表現や英単語を身に付けることができます。
 
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Continued from Part 1…But when NiziU emerged, they weren’t like other J-pop outfits. The group — consisting of members Ayaka, Mako, Maya, Mayuka, Miihi, Nina, Riku, Rima and Rio — embraced the internet in a way that other Japanese acts have often avoided. They emphasized uploads on YouTube and, as the centerpiece for the Make you happy music video,…
 
UK in lockdown again as it starts new vaccine Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Jan. 4 a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the shot developed by Oxford University a…
 
A 10-year-old boy in San Antonio, Texas, made a killing by selling GameStop stock on Jan. 27. Jaydyn Carr sold his 10 shares of the stock for more than 50 times their original price.His mother, Nina, bought the shares for $60 (¥6,300) in December 2019. She gave them to Jaydyn for Kwanzaa to reflect Ujamaa, one of the festival’s seven principles. Uj…
 
Rio police arrest outgoing Mayor CrivellaRio de Janeiro state police arrested outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella on Dec. 22 in connection with an alleged kickbacks scheme, yet another show of political turmoil in Brazil’s postcard city.Seized materials, phone data, financial intelligence reports and collaborators’ testimony “revealed the existence of …
 
During 2020, many people sought escape from the glumness of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, they found a temporary break in video games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons or TV shows and movies on Netflix. They also found it by imitating dances done by famous pop stars on the short-form video app TikTok.Japanese pop group NiziU…
 
World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned over the past four years.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron were among those welcoming Biden’s decision to rejoin the…
 
Join Haru and Tassie as they explore and play the very best performances by Japanese artists on MTV Unplugged from 1996 through to 2021, featuring music from Utada Hikaru, Ken Hirai, CHARA and Motohiro Hata. Scripted & Quality Assured by: Dean Hosted by: Haru & Tassie Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi Support this podcast at — https://redcircle…
 
Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his 26 years as a rescue worker in Thailand, but never before on an elephant.Mana was called into action while off duty on a road trip late on Dec. 20, successfully reviving a baby elephant struck by a motorcycle while crossing a road with a group of wild pachyderms in the eastern provi…
 
UK opens new visa route for HK residentsHong Kong residents can apply for a new visa offering them an opportunity to become British citizens after Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in the Asian financial hub last year.The move comes as China and Hong Kong said Jan. 31 they will no longer recognize the British National Overseas (BNO) p…
 
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his “Wall of Sound” recordings and was convicted of murder in 2003, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to authorities and media reports Jan. 17.Spector produced 20 top 40 hits between 1961 and 1965 and went on to work with the Beatles on Let It Be, as well as wi…
 
Indonesia detected signals Jan. 10 that could be from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and suspected pieces of the plane were retrieved.The Boeing 737-500, with 62 passengers and crew, was headed to Pontianak in West Kalimantan before it disappeare…
 
Continued from Part 1…This understatement is a very Canadian trait. In Canada, showy displays of confidence or success are often met with a resentful “Who does he think he is?” attitude. We tend to dislike bragging, pushiness or outward confidence that approaches arrogance. Where an American or an Australian might use words like “terrific” or “fant…
 
Two Canadians meet.Bob: “How’s it going, eh?”Doug: “I got married last week and then won a million dollars in the lottery, so not too bad, eh! How’s it going with you?”“How’s it going, eh?” is the Canadian version of “How are you?” or the more formal “How do you do?” As for “eh” — pronounced like the letter A — well, that’s what makes it Canadian, …
 
The public relations chief for Japan’s prime minister has resigned after she acknowledged she had a ¥70,000 dinner paid for by a broadcaster.Makiko Yamada had been grilled recently by opposition lawmakers in the Diet about the 2019 dinner and had been scheduled to answer more questions March 1.Yamada’s job included the responsibility of picking rep…
 
Spring is here! As you enjoy the warmer weather listen to some of your favorite artists like Hikaru Utada and Vicki Blanca. OR you may discover some newer artists like Fujii Kaze. This episode of Japan Top 10 is sure to make you smile as you stand outside and soak in the sun. Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G Hosted by: Kirby & Ai Audio Edite…
 
Merkel concerned about Trump Twitter banGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has reservations about the way U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was suspended, her spokesman said, adding that legislators, not private companies, should decide on any necessary curbs to free expression.Berlin is one of many European governments concerned about the…
 
Seiko Hashimoto was appointed the new president of the Tokyo Organising Committee after stepping down as Olympic minister Feb. 18, replacing Yoshiro Mori after his sexist remarks led to his resignation just five months before the games are set to begin.Tamayo Marukawa, a ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker in the Upper House took the role just…
 
An unlucky start to a North Carolina man’s day turned upside down when he discovered he won a $2 million (¥208 million) lottery prize hours after hitting two deer with his new car.Anthony Dowe, of Leland, had an accident on his way to work, the North Carolina Education Lottery said in a statement Jan. 26. It ruined his day, so he went back home, go…
 
Trump’s impeachment trial starts in US SenateDonald Trump’s impeachment trial began Feb. 9 after U.S. senators voted to move forward with the trial on a charge of inciting the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, rejecting a claim the proceeding was unconstitutional.The Senate voted 56-44 to proceed with its trial of the former president, a historic…
 
Continued from Part 1…McAnea had a new print shop in Glasgow where he made menus for restaurants. To the police, it was obvious that the business was a front, and so they raided the shop in January 2007, discovering half a million £20 notes. The equipment in the shop was capable of making £1 billion (¥139 billion) a year, they estimated.This time, …
 
Sometimes you can be too good at what you do. Thomas McAnea was the best counterfeiter in Scotland, and in the end that’s why he got caught.McAnea’s criminal career started in tragedy, when his two sons died. He began to drink, got into debt and bankrupted his printing business. He couldn’t make a living, so began to do counterfeiting jobs for gang…
 
The name of the band might have made it harder to search for some international listeners - but fans would have recognized them immediately from Dragon Ball ending theme songs, powerful performances on stage as well as their iconic bassist Tanashin, who is often seen running around with only his underwear on in music videos and concerts. In this ep…
 
The World Health Organization chief on Jan. 18 lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where “profits…
 
With the hashtag #StopAsianHate being used globally to show support and solidarity with the Asian community, Japan Top 10 discusses the impact and repercussions of Anti-Asian hate and asks what needs to be done to fight for change Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley Hosted by: Andy & Tassie Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi Support this podca…
 
Japan’s record-breaking anime film Demon Slayer lands in US cinemasThe record-breaking Japanese anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train carried over its box-office buzz to the U.S. on Feb. 26, captivating Florida fans in its first screening.The Demon Slayer film, based on a popular manga and TV anime series, has grossed over $350 million (¥37.3 billio…
 
A hacker was able to temporarily breach the cybersecurity system of a water treatment facility in Florida.Last February, an unidentified hacker took control of a computer at the Bruce T. Haddock Water Treatment Plant in Oldsmar. The hacker fiddled with various programs before changing the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water. According to the Ce…
 
Using hand gestures while speaking can influence how people perceive the words being spoken, a new study has found.In face-to-face communication, people often use hand movements such as beat gestures to get their message across. Beat gestures are simple up and down hand movements that highlight prominent words in speech.For this particular study, t…
 
Connecticut is being criticized for its proposal to make pizza its official State Food.States in the US often declare certain dishes to be official State Foods for their contribution to the states’ culture or economy. Recently, Representative Patricia Dillon and Senator Gary Winfield proposed a bill to recognize pizza’s importance to Connecticut by…
 
A man underwent surgery after swallowing an Apple AirPod while sleeping.One morning last February, Brad Gauthier [GOTH-eer], a resident of Massachusetts, reported that he woke up with minor discomfort in his chest. Gauthier then shoveled snow in the family's driveway for almost an hour. After he was done shoveling, he returned to the house to take …
 
Sir Kevan Collins, England’s new recovery education commissioner, has proposed allotting more hours for extracurricular activities, such as sports, music, and drama, in school.Collins explained that students, especially young children, need to devote more time to playing with other kids. He believes that this will help develop their communication a…
 
Google announced that it is shutting down its game development studios for Stadia, the tech giant's cloud-based video game platform.Launched in 2019, the gaming platform was an attempt by Google to compete with video game consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox. The platform allows users to stream and play games on smartphones, web browsers, and eve…
 
Join Dean and Edward as they bring you the latest in our series of Japan Top 10 Artist Interviews, featuring Yoake no ban, and Re:O Scripted & QAed by: Hayley M Hosted by: Dean & Edward Audio edited & Uploaded by: Vincent Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/japan-top-10-ri-ben-nototsupu10-jpop-hits/donations Advertising Inquiries: https…
 
A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed spinach plants that can detect certain chemicals and send emails to tell scientists about their presence.The plants are equipped with an advanced form of nanotechnology called nanobionics. To engineer the plants, the researchers incorporated electronic parts into thei…
 
A new study suggests that modern, domesticated dogs originated from wolves in Siberia during the Ice Age.After examining archaeological data and analyzing the DNA of more than 200 dogs around the world, the researchers found that all modern dogs evolved out of gray wolves in eastern Siberia around 21,000 BC. These wolves split into four groups and …
 
Oklahoma state representative Justin Humphrey introduced a bill that would establish a hunting season for Bigfoot, a mythical ape-like creature that walks on two legs.Under the proposed bill, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) would be in charge of organizing hunting dates, rules, licenses, and fees for the Bigfoot season. The …
 
A group of scientists from Wessex Archaeology, an organization dedicated to studying history and heritage, has discovered a well-preserved garden from the 16th century in England.The archaeologists discovered the garden while working near Birmingham. It measures over 300 meters long and features several plant beds and pavilions connected by stone p…
 
North Charleston High School principal Henry Darby has taken a third job at a local retail store to help low-income students at his school.In addition to working as part of the city council, Darby got another job at Walmart stocking shelves. Darby works at the retail store from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. three days a week. He gives his Walmart paychec…
 
Researchers from the United Kingdom have found that air pollution can cause irreversible sight loss.Previous studies focused on how polluted air is associated with some eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts. The current study is the first to examine the link between air pollution and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leadin…
 
Airbag Inside Sweden AB, an airbag design company, recently designed a pair of jeans that can protect motorcycle riders from injuries.The special pants look like a regular pair of jeans, but their insides are lined with airbags. In order to work, the pants should be tethered to a motorcycle via a detachable string. If the rider falls from the vehic…
 
CD Projekt Red, the company that developed the role-playing video game Cyberpunk 2077, experienced a massive stock boost after Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that he enjoyed the game.Musk’s post promoted Tesla's new electric car model, the Model S Plaid. Musk tweeted a photo of the car and said that it can run games such as Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk…
 
Spring is coming! Prepare for an upbeat episode with host Lydia & Tassie as they go through some favorite names such as Vickeblanka and Aimyon as this episode has a mix between some old and some newly released songs as many of these songs have a Spring theme. Scripted by: Hayley G Hosted by: Lydia & Tassie Quality Assured by: Hayley M Audio Edited …
 
A new study by Michigan State University (MSU) claims that having friends brings health benefits.According to the researchers, investing in friendships generally improves a person’s physical and psychological health. William Chopik, an assistant professor of psychology at MSU and senior author of the study, said that friendships can help people hav…
 
American Airlines has launched Flagship Cellars, a program to deliver its onboard wine offerings to customers' own homes.Through the program’s website, customers can buy wine bottles à la carte, which cost between $13 and $300, create their own custom bundles, or purchase a monthly subscription, which includes three bottles of prestigious wine, for…
 
Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa can now do tasks on its own after a recent software update.Prior to the update, the virtual assistant already had the ability to suggest tasks that it can accomplish through a feature called “Hunches.” Alexa bases its suggested actions on the user’s habits and frequent requests. For instance, if Alexa senses that it…
 
Coca-Cola has launched a coffee-infused drink in the United States.The new product called Coca-Cola with Coffee uses the advertising tagline “Sips like a Coke, finishes like a coffee.” The beverage is made with Brazilian coffee and comes in three flavors—Dark Blend, Vanilla, and Caramel. Coca-Cola also offers a zero-sugar, zero-calorie version of t…
 
Aqua Essence Swim Academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is offering a free online course that teaches children how to babysit.The Canada-based swimming school began offering the course in April 2020. The program is open for applicants aged 11 to 15, and a total of 367 youths will have the opportunity to join it.Participants will be able to learn how to pr…
 
Join Andy and Haru as they recall the Great East Japan Earthquake on its 10th anniversary, featuring songs of hope from GreeeeN, RADWIMPS and MISIA. Scripted & Quality Assured By: Dean Hosted by: Andy & Haru Audio edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/japan-top-10-ri-ben-nototsupu10-jpop-hits/donations Adve…
 
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