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Job-juggling is challenging yet beneficial

Japan - Intermediate

  Pre-reading questions: What are the skills that an employee needs? What are the challenges of having many jobs for an individual? Vocabulary: 1. prevailing [adjective] – to be or continue in use or fashion My co-employees hope that job-juggling will be a prevailing practice in the future. 2. permitting [verb] – to allow to do something My company is not permitting me to have a part time job. 3. moonlighting [verb] – to hold a second job in addition to a regular one Since I need money for my studies, I’ll see if I can do moonlighting. 4. boosting [verb] – to increase; raise Jog-juggling is boosting an employee’s…
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Prevention of cyber attacks

Japan - Intermediate

Pre-reading questions: What is your opinion about cyber attacks? How can you keep information safe online? Companies receive help from Tokyo police to fight against cyber crimes. MPD’s Public Safety Bureau covered about 100 companies whose offices – such as railways operators, airlines, financial institutions, telecommunication services – situate around Tokyo. Participating companies possess key infrastructure and advanced technology. Information gathered will be analyzed by a special investigation unit. Those data will then be placed in a secure and private server so companies can retrieve it. This is to help them have time to take precautionary measures should they experience possible attacks in the future. Vocabulary: bureau – office or…
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Halloween celebrations in Tokyo

  Pre-reading questions: Do you celebrate Halloween? Are you interested in folklore of other countries?   In Tokyo, Kawasaki parade is the largest and about 250,000 partygoers participates this year. Disneyland also has the big event for the Halloween. Japanese people thoroughly embrace this event with make-up and prosthetics. This may not be a culture or a tradition of the country but it has been observed yearly. For this year’s event, 2,600 people dress up to participate. It also seems to be more about dressing up and less about experiencing spooks and thrills. Dressing up, eating themed food, attending parties and events are things that people usually enjoy when the…
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