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Olympics to have great impact on economy

Sample newspaper article

OLYMPICS TO HAVE GREAT IMPACT ON ECONOMY

2020年の東京オリンピック開催に伴う経済波及効果が約20兆円にのぼることが1月6日の試算で分かった。シンクタンクの都市戦略研究所は報告書の中で、政府が規制緩和を促進すれば、オリンピック開催で大体121万人の雇用を全国に創出しうると発表した。この数字は、東京都が算出した五輪関連のインフラの整備による経済効果3兆円が合算されている。同研究所によると、外国人観光客の増加による宿泊施設の建設増加と消費拡大などで、16.4兆円の経済効果を生むという。同研究所は、外国企業が規制緩和で日本市場に進出できるようになることで、雇用も生まれると予測している。(Jan. 7)

Words and phrases

オリンピック (Orinpikku) Olympics; 開催 (kaisai) host; 伴う (tomona-) accompany; 経済 (keizai) economy; 波及 (hakyū) influence; 効果 (kōka) effect; 約 (yaku) about; 兆円 (chōen) trillion yen; のぼる amount to; 試算 (shisan) estimation; 分かった (wa-) found out; シンクタンク think tank; 都市経済研究所 (toshi keizai kenkyūjo) The Institute for Urban Strategies; 報告書 (hōkokusho) report; 政府 (seifu) government; 規制 (kisei) regulation; 緩和 (kanwa) relaxation; 促進 (sokushin) promote; 大体 (daitai) roughly; 万人 (man’nin) 10,000 people; 雇用 (koyō) employment; 全国的に (zenkoku) nationwide; 創出 (sōshutsu) creation; 発表した (happyō-) announced; 数字 (sōji) figure; 東京都 (Tōkyōto) Tokyo Metropolitan Government; 算出した (sanshutsu-) calculated; 五輪 (gorin) The Olympics; 関連 (kanren) related; インフラ infrastructure; 整備 (seibi) preparation; 合算され (gassan-) combined; 同() same; 研究所 (kenkyūjo) institute; 外国人 (gaikokujin) foreigner; 観光客 (kankōkyaku) tourist; 増加 (ka) decided; 宿泊施設 (shukuhaku shisetsu) male; 建設 (kensetsu) increase; 消費 (shōhi) consumption; 拡大 (kakudai) expansion; 生む (u-) generate; 外国企業 (gaikoku kigyō) foreign companies; 日本 (Nippon) Japan; 市場 (shijyō) market; 進出 (shinshutsu) enter; 予想し (yosō-) estimate

Sample radio or television report

Nisen nijūnen-no Tōkyō Orinpikku kaisai-ni tomonau keizai hakyū kōka-ga yaku 20-chōen ni noboru koto-ga 1-gatsu muika-no shisan-de wakarimashita. Shinkutanku-no toshi keizai kenkyūjo-ha hōkokusho-no naka-de, seifu-ga kisei kanwa-wosokushin sureba, Orinpikku kansai-de daitai 121-man’nin-no koyō-wo zenkokuteki-ni sōshutsu shiuru-to happyō- shimashita.Kono sōji-wa, Tōkyōto-ga sanshutu-shita gorin-kanren-no infura-no seibi-ni-yoru keizai hakyū kōka 3-chōen ga gassan sarete imasu. Dō kenkyūjo-ni yorimasuto, gaikokujin kankōkyaku-no zōka-ni-yoru shukuhaku shisetsu-no kensetsu zōka-to shōhi kakudai-nado-de, 16.4-chōen-no keizai kōka -wo unu-to iu kotodesu. Dō kenkyūjo-ha, gaikoku kigyō-ga kisei kanwa-de Nippon shijyō-ni shinshutsu dekiru-yō-ni narukotode, koyō-mo umareru-to yosō-shite-imasu.

Translation

Tokyo’s hosting of the 2020 Olympic Games will generate up to ¥20 trillion in spillover effects for the economy, according to a projection released by a think tank on Jan. 6. The Institute for Urban Strategies said in its report that hosting the Olympics could create roughly 1.21 million jobs nationwide if the government gets around to deregulation. The figure combines the institute’s estimate with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s projection of ¥3 trillion in positive economic effects partly based on demand for infrastructure. According to the institute, hosting the Olympics is expected to bring about ¥16.4 trillion in positive effects thanks in part to tourism, which means more facilities will be needed to accommodate foreigners, and a boost in consumption. The institute also predicts that jobs will be generated as more foreign companies enter the Japanese market to take advantage of deregulation.

Conversation between a husband and wife

H: Orinpikku-de gaikokujin ryokōkyaku-ga fueru-mitai-da. (It seems that the Olympic will boost the number of foreign travelers.)

W: Eigo-wo tsukau kikai ga sugoku fueru-wa-ne. (I think the opportunity to use English will drastically increase.)

(No. 1995)