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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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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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