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MORNING ENGLISH

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LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Dec 29, 2020
Let's discuss the kanji of the year
The kanji character 密 (“mitsu”), used repeatedly in calls to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, has been picked as the kanji best describing this year’s social mood in Japan, a Kyoto-based academic organization said Monday.
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Dec 15, 2020
Let's discuss a royal wedding
Questions arise over Princess Mako's impending nuptials with Kei Komuro.
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Dec 8, 2020
Let's discuss a possible state of emergency
Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister in charge of Japan’s coronavirus response, has cautioned the nation that a state of emergency may have to be imposed if further spread of the virus is not contained, saying the next three weeks will be “crucial” to prevent taking such strong measures.
Japan Times
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Nov 24, 2020
Let's discuss what banks are doing with our personal data
A Bloomberg piece looks at Mizuho's new business, which leads to a discussion on what companies can do with your personal data.
Japan Times
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Nov 17, 2020
Let's discuss moving to the countryside
The pandemic has taken the shine off city life for some, which means a move to the countryside.
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Nov 10, 2020
Let's discuss taxis
What measures should passengers be taking to protect others from the risk of coronavirus? Taxi drivers have some ideas.
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Nov 3, 2020
Let's discuss babysitters and crime
Have you ever had a babysitter? A Kyodo article looks at a move to register some criminals so that they can't get jobs in child care.
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Oct 20, 2020
Let's discuss hanko
Take a look at the English vocabulary of traditions held in Japan's bureaucratic systems.
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Sep 29, 2020
Let's discuss Japanese name order
A Japan Times article looks at the idea of putting last names first for Japanese people in English media.
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Sep 22, 2020
Let's discuss facial recognition systems
Prepare to discuss security issues with this Kyodo article on facial recognition systems in Japan.
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Sep 15, 2020
Let's discuss (and remember) Toshimaen
A Japan Times piece looks at the fond farewells Tokyoites are saying as the amusement park Toshimaen shuts its doors.
Japan Times
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Sep 8, 2020
Let's discuss Shinzo Abe's resignation
A Japan Times article looks back on Shinzo Abe's time as prime minister of Japan.
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Sep 1, 2020
Let's discuss a case of possible defamation
A story compiled from Jiji and Kyodo reports looks at the latest efforts by Shiori Ito to protect her reputation, and takes a look at the English behind the piece.
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Aug 25, 2020
Let's discuss an app dispute
A Bloomberg article dives into a dispute companies are having with Apple and introduces English terminology used in legal disputes.
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Aug 18, 2020
Let's discuss summer travel plans (or the lack of)
A Bloomberg piece looks at conflicting messages coming from the government with regard to summer vacations.
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Aug 11, 2020
Let's discuss assisted suicide
An article looks at an alleged case of assisted suicide in Kyoto and we explore medical vocabulary in English.
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Aug 4, 2020
Let's discuss what the Olympic games will look like
Take your chance to sound off on the Olympics with this Kyodo article about organizer Yoshiro Mori.
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Jul 28, 2020
Let's discuss a good night's sleep
Are you getting enough sleep? Today's young Japanese seem to be. This week's English lesson discusses bedtime and tiring behavior.
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Jul 21, 2020
Let's discuss the Go To Travel campaign
A central government campaign to spur domestic tourism has drawn both enthusiasm and ire, with some social media users telling urbanites to stay away from rural areas after COVID-19 cases hit a record high in Tokyo.
Japan Times
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Jul 14, 2020
Let's discuss Uber
This week's Morning English lesson takes a look at Uber and asks if you've been using its food service.

Longform

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