National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever

May 27, 2016

National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever

The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-champions after a roller-coaster finish. Thirteen-year-old Jairam ...

Getting on the receiving end of the wide world of 'ukeru'

| May 9, 2016

Getting on the receiving end of the wide world of 'ukeru'

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Ryōshin-no eikyō-o ukete, musuko-mo rokku-ga suki-ni natchatta-mitai. (My son was influenced by his parents and has come to like rock, I guess.) Situation 1: Mrs. Okubo and Mrs. Kimura are chatting about their sons, who are high school students. 大久保: 息子さん、バンドでボーカルをやっているんですってね。 木村: ええ、私たちの影響を受けて、息子もロックが好きになっちゃったみたい。 Ōkubo: ...