A LAJ copilot was arrested because he drank too much and hit a police officer in Kanazawa. He and other pilot had been drinking together. He was supporst to board a JAL plane next morning, but he couldn't. He had been in a police office, so the flight was canceled.
He mustn't drink alcohol before flight in 12 hours. He broke the regulation. It was too dangerous. Airline companies have to keep safe operation. They have to supervise pilots strictly.
English is probably the most common language in the world. But the status won't last in the European Union due to Brexit.
When the U.K. complete withdraw from EU, no country use English as the official first language in the EU. French and German will be the official language in the EU. English will become one of working languages in the union.
The U.K. takes representative democracy. They has parliamentary cabinet system. Their important issues should discus in their cabinet and parliament. But they have decided to leave the European Union by referendum. Referendum?
After the referendum, many people in the U.K. regret the result especially younger people. The majority of younger people were for stay the E.U. They said that they didn't want to decided their future by elderly people. Elderly people voted to leave the E.U.
It's obvious it was the PM's failure. How come Mr. Cameron decided to conduct the referendum for such an important issue? He should've imagine today's result. If he could've think this result, he wouldn't conduct the voting. It was too much dangerous gamble.
UK voters chose to leave EU by referendum. I thought UK would stay in European Union, so I was really astonished by the result.
About 52% people voted leaving EU. The news has shook the world including Japanese markets. Stock prices has declined by 1,200 yen for the first time in 14 years and Yen has soared to 99 yen per dollar for the first time in 2 years.
I'm not sure how this referendum will influence our daily lives. But it's obvious that the result will change the world.
2016 Upper House Election has just started. Teens, 18 and 19 years old, can vote for the first time in history. I live in Shimsne prefecture. Shimsne used to have one upper house member, but it has changed. Both Shimsne and Tottori can choose only one upper house member because of the small population.
I don't like that rule. The constitution should be changed. At least one member should be chosen from each prefectures.
I'm listening to an audiobook titled "Paper Towns" written by John Green. I have 40 minutes left.
At first, I thought that this story was similar to "Looking for Alaska". I assumed Margo, the heroine, wouldn't be found. But I was wrong. She was found.
Anyway, I enjoy listening to the novel. But to tell you the truth, I sometime lost concentration on the novel for some reason and I missed some plots. I think I'll listen to the audiobook again after finished it.
Bears have been seen many places all over Japan this year. The number of sighting of brown bears have been increasing this year. The figure has reached more than 1,200 so far. Sadly, four people were killed by bear attacks in Akita prefecture.
If you go into mountains, you have to be careful. You shouldn't go into forest alone. Ringing a bell would keep bears out.
My wife and I will go to watch my son's table tennis game tomorrow. He takes part in Chugoku High School Table Tennis Championships in Tottori. His first game starts at 9 am, so we have to leave here at 6 tomorrow morning.
I want to watch his games as much as I can, but I can't go every games because of my work. I have only one day off in a week on Sunday. I'm glad I can go to watch this taurnament. I'll take a video tomorrow.
I'm listening to an English audiobook "Good in Bed". Now, I'm at chapter 18 of 20. A chubby woman was dumped by her boyfriend and became pregnant his child. She decided to give birth to the child alone. And the story went up and down. I really enjoy the story and love the heroine, Cannie. She has both wit and humor.
The Metropolitan Assembly members likely to pass no-confidence bill on Governor Masuzoe. He still wants to work as the Tokyo Governor. He said to the assembly that he remains in his position at least on September because he wants to go to Rio Olympics as Tokyo Governor.
If a no-confidence is passed, Masuzoe has to decided whether he steps down from the position or dissolve the assembly.
He can't stay the position any more. He should step down as soon as possible.
I checked my Eiken exam result. It made me disappointed. Of course, I'm the one to blame.
I'll continue to enjoy reading and listening to things in English, but I have to do more in order to get Eiken 1st grade. The first thing I have to do is building vocabulary. I don't like using word books, but I shouldn't say that.
I'll take Eiken 1st grade tomorrow. It's a tough English test for me. I don't think I deserve to have 1st grade. I don't have good ability for the grade. I'll just have enough sleep tonight. Wish me luck!
The Japan Times criticized Eiken, an English test for Japanese, even they have been published many workbooks for the test. The article was too long to read as a newspaper article. I was tired from reading that.
They said that the vocabulary segment was too difficult and the listening section was too easy as its top grade. The reporter checked up these words in the test by using COCA. And true, these words rarely could be seen in magazines and newspapers. Did the corpus work correctly? Maybe, correct.
I don't study for Eiken, just taking the test for fun. So I don't care much about the article. And to tell the truth, I don't like articles of the Japan Times for some reasons.
Japan National High School Athletic Meet is held every summer. The qualifiers are taking place every prefectures now. Last Sunday, a news shook table tennis players. In Kyoto, Higashiyama High School table tennis team failed to go to the National Taurnament for the first time in 66 years!
They had been advanced every year for 65 years. But, it stopped. Heian High School did it. I was really sorry about that. I'm sure that one can surpass the record forever.
A weather forecast said that the rainy season has come to Chugoku area. That would last six weeks. Things, bread, clothes, shoes, bathroom and so on, easily become covered with mould. I don't like rainy season.
A seven-year-boy Yamato Tanooka was found in a Self Defense Force's facility this morning in Hokkaido. He was left alone by his parents as punishment on Saturday. Several minutes later, he disappeared. Since then, hundreds of people searched him, but they could not find him until this morning.
It was a miracle. It was still cold this time in Hokkaido, and the boy didn't eat anything in almost a week. The tap water and the mats in the facility helped him. I was very worried about the missing, so this finding made me happy.
I enjoy listening to "In Her Shoes" with Audible. I'm at Chapter 19 of 60 now. I watched the film version of the novel and it has helped me to understand the audiobook. That was because the film was quite true to the original novel.
To tell the truth, I tried to read the novel in English several years ago, but I quit that. I think I'll try to read the book later.
My younger son went to Masuda city to take part in Shimsne High School Soutai. He is a table tennis player. He couldn't join his high school team taurnament members, but he'll take part in singles and doubles taurnament.
If he gets good results, he'll advance to All Japan High School Table Tennis Championships. It would be tough for him, but a miracle will happen sometime. I hope he'll perform well in the taurnament.