Day: February 16, 2018

Japanese News: Japan women’s ice hockey: first Olympic win!

Today, I will study an article about Wednesday women ice hockey game where Japan beat the unified Korean team 4-1. The context South Korea and North Korea have created a unified team in women’s ice hockey for Pyeongchang Olympics. The unified Korean team was defeated 8-0 by both Switzerland and Sweden and Wednesday’s game against Japan was a highly anticipated match. To Koreans, defeating Japan in sport is a big achievement in itself. With Japan winning 4-1, both teams had their moment of glory: Japan women’s ice hockey won its first Olympic game and the unified Korean team scored its first goal. As strange as it may sound, the arena exploded with cheers and flag-waving when Korea finally scored, as though the girls were winning a gold medal… Anyway, I was eager to read about the “historical victory” of Japan women’s ice hockey team in Japanese. I found a long article on NHK News Web: アイスホッケー女子日本が南北合同チームに勝ち初勝利 Every time I start reading a long article in Japanese, I feel discouraged and have difficulty focusing on what I am …