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【月刊 NEXT LEADER のPODCAST番組!】 『NEXT LEADER PODCAST』は、業界注目のサロン経営者をお招きし、全国の美容師さんからの質問や悩みに答える番組です。 ■月刊 NEXT LEADER:次世代を担う、店長・幹部に向けた会員制のマネジメント雑誌。全国の業績を伸ばしている成長サロンを取材し、今のサロンの悩みに答える旬な情報をお届けしています。 ■出演者:【月刊 NEXT LEADER 編集長・森井純子】【ナビゲーター・前川佳亮】 ■制作:田島一希事務所 ■番組への質問や、雑誌 ネクストリーダー のご購読はこちら→http://www.kamishobo.co.jp/podcast
 
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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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…
 
China hit by worst sandstorm in a decadeChina’s capital and a wide swath of the country’s north were enveloped March 15 in the worst sandstorm in a decade, forcing the cancelation of hundreds of flights.Skyscrapers in the center of Beijing appeared to drop from sight amid the dust and sand. Traffic was snarled and more than 400 flights out of the c…
 
Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces years in prison, called for new protests to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations that turned out tens of thousands across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin.Mass rallies took place Jan. 23 in over 100 cities in what observers said was …
 
Two skiers risked death for an unusually daring feat — skiing down the famous Half Dome rock in California’s Yosemite National Park.Jason Torlano, 45, and Zach Milligan, 40, completed the feat in five hours on Feb. 21. They skied down the sections with snow, and rappelled sections of bare rock, according to The Fresno Bee.“If you fall to your left …
 
Rhino remains found in Siberian permafrostRussian scientists are poring over the well-preserved remains of a woolly rhinoceros that likely roamed the Siberian hinterland more than 12,000 years ago. The remains were found in the diamond-producing region of Yakutia.Similar finds in Russia’s vast Siberian region have happened with increasing regularit…
 
Scandinavia’s biggest film festival went ahead this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, but was hosted on an isolated island and admitted only one attendee — a health care worker selected from 12,000 applicants.Swedish nurse and film fan Lisa Enroth was chosen to be the 2021 Gothenburg Film Festival’s castaway. She spent the week beginning Jan. …
 
Continued from Part 1…Often when a police officer arrests someone they twist the arms of the person behind their back to put handcuffs on. In English, we use the phrase “twist someone’s arm” to mean when someone is talked into doing something they don’t want to do. Imagine you and your partner want to have dinner out. You want to go to your favorit…
 
Some adjectives and phrases in English come from parts of the body. They can be very vivid and expressive.The word “nosy” originally meant to have a large nose. In today’s English, a nosy person is someone who is overly curious and asks impolite questions. If a colleague asks you a private question you don’t like, you might complain to a friend: “I…
 
Twitter exploring ‘undo send’ featureTwitter Inc. is testing an “undo send” function that would give users a short time to withdraw a tweet before it is posted, the company confirmed on March 5.App researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who searches for unannounced social media features by looking at the sites’ code, tweeted an animation showing a tweet wit…
 
The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police April 4. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake was not properly engaged, according to the government’s disaster relief center.Lee Yi-hsiang’s vehicle slid down onto the tracks Apri…
 
For decades, the climate conversation has been very predictable. Scientists warn we must cut carbon emissions or the planet will keep warming. But politicians — and voters — are reluctant to make big changes.This is true even though the bad consequences of climate change are already with us — huge wildfires; typhoons becoming stronger. There’s stil…
 
Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive whom they found sitting on a tree branch in an Australian crocodile habitat.Cam Faust said Jan. 6 he and fellow recreational fisher Kev Joiner heard Luke Voskresensky, 40, yell for help on Jan. 3 as they set crab traps from their dinghy in mangroves on the outskirts of the northern city of Darwin.Faust sa…
 
Iran began enriching uranium Jan. 4 to levels unseen since it signed a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015 and also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, twin challenges to the West that further raise Middle East tensions.Both decisions appeared to be aimed at increasing Tehran’s leverage in the waning days of Donald Tr…
 
Continued from Part 1…Now, as a professional member of the DSWA holding all but the highest qualification in dry stone walling, Kamiya has permission to provide the lessons he took in the U.K. to those in Japan preparing for the examinations. To date, he has supported 50 craftsmen to achieve qualifications of various levels.Kamiya teaches all the r…
 
Teruki Kamiya uses his English language skills as a bridge, connecting ishizumi (Japanese stonework) masons and other artisans in his native Japan with the expertise of dry stone walling artisans in the U.K. His passion is to share his love of dry stone walling, which involves constructing walls and other structures without any binding agent, with …
 
The U.S. Congress passed a sweeping bill aimed at battling the coronavirus and nursing a staggered economy back to health, after the House passed the bill in its final form on March 10.U.S. President Joe Biden is staking his presidency on the idea that the government can use his $1.9 trillion (¥200 trillion) coronavirus relief plan to not only stop…
 
Residents of South Padre Island in South Texas, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually chilly weather, have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in the resort town.“Every 15 minutes or less there’s another truck or SUV that pulls up,” Ed Caum, executive director of …
 
Britain made a formal request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Feb. 1, seeking membership of the 11-country deal to open new avenues for post-Brexit trade and influence.Announcing the move, trade minister Liz Truss said it would create jobs, help rebuild the global trading system and posit…
 
Throughout the Christian world, people celebrate Easter by decorating eggs. In Hungary, they decorate them with miniature horseshoes — a delicate craft called egg-shoeing.The tradition dates back to the 19th century. At the time, it was considered the ultimate test of skill for a blacksmith. It is kept alive today by a handful of artisans such as G…
 
Salvage teams on March 29 finally freed the colossal container ship stuck for nearly a week in Egypt’s Suez Canal, ending a crisis that had clogged one of the world’s most vital waterways and halted billions of dollars a day in maritime commerce.A flotilla of tugboats, helped by the tides, wrenched the bulbous bow of the Ever Given from the canal’s…
 
Continued from Part 1…Luckily, following the success of Final Fantasy X (2001) and Kingdom Hearts (2002), Square was performing better than ever. Despite some initial criticism, the merger took place in April 2003.As Square Enix, the company has attempted to reach new heights — with varying success. It has made many acquisitions, including Taito, d…
 
Many people’s first contact with Japan is through video games, and many of those games were released by Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd., the creator of successful franchises like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. There’s no denying Square Enix’s impact.Square Enix began as two companies: Square and Enix. Enix, the first of the two, began in 1975 publis…
 
Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas March 1 at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest the Feb. 1 coup, despite reports security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier.The protesters in Yangon were chased as they tried to gather at their usual meeting spot at the Hledan Center intersection.The military coup rev…
 
If you picture Pablo Picasso, you might think of the man himself in his red jumpsuit. Maybe you think of his experiments with cubism, the wacky shapes and bright colors. Maybe you think of his Blue Period, where he painted in shades of blue after the death of his friend.Before he was a famous and cocky artist, though, Picasso’s name was in the news…
 
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 …
 
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,…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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