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New rules for hiking Mount Fuji to protect environment and ensure safety

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you think Mount Fuji is an important place in Japan? Do you think hikers face challenges when climbing Mount Fuji? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 spot /spot/ [noun] – available positions or places There are a few spots left for the last-minute climbers on Mount Fuji. overnight /OH-ver-nahyt/ [adjective] – for or during the night We decided to take an overnight trip to the mountains. prevent /pri-VENT/ [verb] – to stop something from happening or someone from doing something Wearing a helmet can help prevent head injuries….
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Controversy surrounds barrier blocking Mt. Fuji view amid tourist influx

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©REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you think popular tourist destinations can affect the local communities and environments where they are located? Do you think a surge in tourism could benefit a country’s economy? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 spot /spot/ [noun] – a particular place She found a sunny spot to sit and read her book. install /in-STAWL/ [verb] – to put in place or set up for use or service Before moving into the new house, they need to install a security system to ensure their safety. rise /rahyz/…
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Japan turns to coastal eelgrass in pioneering effort to neutralize carbon emissions

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©REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Have you heard of any recent environmental initiatives taking place in your country? Have you heard of the concept of “blue carbon” before? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 plant /plant/ [verb] – to put a plant into the ground or into a container of soil so that it will grow She will plant flowers in her garden this spring. coast /kohst/ [noun] – the land next to or close to the sea The storm caused significant damage along the coast, eroding parts of the beach….
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Rakuten faces financial strain from mobile launch

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©REUTERS/Anton Bridge Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Are you familiar with the services or products offered by Rakuten? Have you tried any of Rakuten’s services or products before? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 compete /kuhm-PEET/ [verb] – to take part in a race or competition Many companies compete for market share by offering competitive prices and better services. face /feys/ [verb] – to confront, deal with, or encounter something As a manager, he must face the responsibility of leading his team through challenging times. financial /fi-NAN-shuhl/ [adjective] – relating to money or how…
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Japan aims for lunar success with the ‘Moon Sniper’ landing mission

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Have you heard anything about a recent mission where a spacecraft or astronauts were sent to the moon? Do you think it’s important for countries to invest in exploring the moon? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 agency /EY-juhn-see/ [noun] – an organization or company that provides a specific service or works toward a particular goal. The environmental agency is responsible for protecting our natural resources. display /dih-SPLEY/ [noun] – a presentation or exhibition of something to attract attention or showcase achievements The science fair had an impressive display…
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Japan finds dangerous bird flu at farm, plans to cull 40,000 birds

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©Reuters Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Have you ever heard about a sickness that can affect birds? Do you think it’s possible for a sickness in birds to also be a problem for people? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 action /AK-shuhn / [noun] – the process of doing something, especially when dealing with a problem or difficulty The firefighter took swift action to extinguish the blazing fire. comment /KOM-ent/ [noun] – something that you say or write that expresses your opinion The journalist’s critical comment on the political situation sparked a heated debate….
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Elfyn Evans clinches a sensational victory, leading Toyota’s podium sweep in the World Rally Championship finale

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©REUTERS Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Is the World Rally Championship a type of sports event? Do you think people in the World Rally Championship drive cars or fly airplanes? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 championship /CHAM-pee-uhn-ship / [noun] – a high-level competition to decide who is the best, especially in a sport The soccer team celebrated their championship victory with cheers and jubilation, proud of their hard-fought success. event /ih-VENT/ [noun] – anything that happens, especially something important or unusual The annual charity event raised funds for local shelters, bringing the community…
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Japan announces 10% of its people are 80 or older on Respect for the Elderly Day

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Does Japan have a reputation for having a long life expectancy compared to many other countries? Is it a common concern in Japan that there are more elderly people than younger ones in the population? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 government /GUHV-ern-muhnt/ [noun] – the group of people who officially control a country The government is responsible for making and enforcing laws that ensure the well-being of its citizens. population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people living in a particular country, area, or place The population of the…
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Shizuoka distillery fuels Japan’s whisky boom

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Are you familiar with the history of whisky or spirit production in any specific country or region? Do you know about the ingredients used in making different types of whiskies or spirits? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 demand /dih-MAND/ [noun] – the desire or need for a particular product or service within a specific market or among consumers The demand for organic produce has been steadily increasing among health-conscious consumers. celebrate /SEL-uh-breyt/ [verb] – to recognize an important occasion by taking part in an activity that makes it…
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Economists question Kishida’s minimum wage target

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©KYODO Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you believe that wages in your industry or field are fair and competitive? Do you believe that wages should be adjusted for inflation over time? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 raise /reyz/ [verb] – to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc. The company implemented a new marketing strategy to raise brand awareness and attract a larger customer base. minimum /MIN-uh-muhm/ [adjective] – the lowest or smallest amount, quantity, or degree that is acceptable, allowed, or possible in a particular context The company…
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