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2分で読めるやさしい英語ニュース

国民総幸福量【Gross National Happiness】

Gross National Happiness is a measure of people's sense of well-being. Unlike Gross Domestic Product, GNH focuses on the quality of life. The concept of GNH was proposed by the King of Bhutan in 1972.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

紅麹サプリ工場に立ち入り検査【’Beni-koji’ Supplements Plant Inspected】

Health ministry and city officials inspected a pharmaceutical plant in Osaka. This probe was due to dietary supplements causing five deaths. The products were made with "beni-koji" red yeast.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

大谷の通訳が違法賭博で解雇【Ohtani’s Interpreter fired Over Illegal Gambling】

Shohei Ohtani's interpreter was fired from the Dodgers. Ippei Mizuhara is suspected of involvement in illegal sports gambling. He confessed that he had a gambling addiction.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

不適切にもほどがある!昭和の常識は令和の非常識?!【Common Sense in Showa, Nonsense in Reiwa?!】

A TV drama has gone viral, featuring a middle school PE teacher from the 1980s who time-travels to the present. It shows how language, traditions, and practices have changed in Japan since then. People of all ages are praising the entertainment value of the story on social media. Let's take a look at some key points often discussed as differences between the Showa and Reiwa periods.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

ウズラ卵を詰まらせ男児死亡【Boy Dies Choking on Quail Egg】

A 7-year-old boy lost his life in a school incident. He accidentally choked on a quail egg during lunch. His teacher noticed and tried to help, but in vain.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

東京都がカスハラ条例制定へ【Tokyo’s New Rules Against Customer Abuse】

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike plans to introduce new legislation. This aims to tackle abuse and unreasonable demands from customers.Koike announced her plans at the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

麻生氏の女性蔑視発言で議論勃発【Aso’s Sexist Comment Sparks Debate】

An LDP leader teased a female minister's age and appearance. She calmly responded, 'I appreciate all voices.' Their remarks led to mixed reactions online.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

大谷選手の英語スピーチに称賛【Praise for Ohtani’s English Speech】

Ohtani won last year's MVP award for his great performances. He recently gave an acceptance speech in English. This caught attention since he usually relies on an interpreter.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

ふるさと納税で能登地震支援【Hometown Tax Supports Noto Quake Relief】

Hometown tax rises in popularity for Noto quake aid. You can easily donate online to support affected regions. Disaster support often comes without thank-you gifts.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

「頂き女子りりちゃん」詐欺で逮捕【’Riri the Sugar Baby’ arrested for fraud】

A 25-year-old eccentric woman was arrested for fraud. Mai Watanabe tricked men with her social skills and earned over 200 million yen. But she spent all her money on her favorite host in Tokyo.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

能登半島地震が発生【Major Quake Occurs on Sea of Japan Coast】

A large earthquake hit Japan on New Year's Day. The quake's center was on the Sea of Japan coast. Experts said tsunami waves might reach five meters.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

アメリカは本当にイスラエル支持か【Is U.S. Truly Supporting Israel?】

The United States maintains strong political ties with Israel. This is partly because of significant funding from Jewish lobbies. However, more young Americans now support Palestine.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

パレスチナ紛争の歴史【The Palestinian Conflict History】

The Palestinian Conflict History The Palestinian conflict has deep historical roots. It involves complicated relations between Jews and Arabs. In addition, there are many political factors in the region.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

イスラエルとハマスの戦争激化【Israel-Hamas War Escalates】

The Islamic militant group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel in early October, prompting retaliation in Gaza. Reports indicate that over 14,000 Palestinians have died, mostly women and children.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

最高裁が性別変更の手術要件を違憲と判断【Top Court Rules Gender Surgery Requirement Unlawful】

The Supreme Court has declared required sterilization for gender change unconstitutional.This ruling prompts the Diet to reconsider current legal stipulations.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

英語学習コラム

国民総幸福量:10秒スピーチ

スピーキング・テストの対策として「国民総幸福量」に関連する5つの重要質問を作成しました。英語音声で質問が流れたら内容を聞き取り、「10秒間に2センテンスで解答する練習」をやってみましょう!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

紅麹サプリ工場に立ち入り検査:10秒スピーチ

スピーキング・テストの対策として「紅麹サプリ工場に立ち入り検査」に関連する5つの重要質問を作成しました。英語音声で質問が流れたら内容を聞き取り、「10秒間に2センテンスで解答する練習」をやってみましょう!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

大谷の通訳が違法賭博で解雇:10秒スピーチ

スピーキング・テストの対策として「大谷の通訳が違法賭博で解雇」に関連する5つの重要質問を作成しました。英語音声で質問が流れたら内容を聞き取り、「10秒間に2センテンスで解答する練習」をやってみましょう!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

昭和の常識は令和の非常識?!:10秒スピーチ

スピーキング・テストの対策として「昭和と令和の常識」に関連する5つの重要質問を作成しました。英語音声で質問が流れたら内容を聞き取り、「10秒間に2センテンスで解答する練習」をやってみましょう!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

うずら卵で男児が窒息:10秒スピーチ

スピーキング・テストの対策として「うずらの卵を詰まらせ男児死亡」に関連する5つの重要質問を作成しました。英語音声で質問が流れたら内容を聞き取り、「10秒間に2センテンスで解答する練習」をやってみましょう!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

東京都がカスハラ条例制定へ:10秒スピーチ

スピーキング・テストの対策として「東京都がカスハラ条例制定へ」に関連する5つの重要質問を作成しました。英語音声で質問が流れたら内容を聞き取り、「10秒間に2センテンスで解答する練習」をやってみましょう!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

【中級レベルを今度こそ脱却したいあなたへ!】

英語ニュースを正確にリスニングしたい方、中級から上級へ確実にレベルアップしたい方、メルマガの「穴埋めリスニングQuiz企画」に無料で参加加しませんか。

ディクテーションとは、「英文を見ずに音声を聞いて、正確に書き取る訓練方法」です。

火曜15時の〆切までにQuiz答案を提出した方を対象に無料採点をおこない、不正解箇所から、リスニングや語彙・文法などの弱点を特定します!

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