Day: June 22, 2018

Japanese News: June week 3

Only two main topics this week! The Diet session and M. Kake’s press conference: Japanese supporters clean up the stadium after winning against Colombia On Tuesday, Japan won its first match (2-1) of this year’s World Cup against Colombia. What struck observers, however, is how Japanese supporters took the time to clean up after themselves in the stadium. Colombian press talks of “sportsmanship”. Even though they won, Japanese supporters stayed respectful and willing to give a good image of themselves. This is what the Colombian press said: “ゴミを拾う日本人サポーターを祝福するコロンビアファンの姿が多く、スポーツマンシップに溢れる光景であった.” 溢れる・あふれる: overflow Current Diet session to be extended If I understand this article correctly, this current Diet session was to end on June 20th, but Abe wants to extend it for a month to pass important bills: 政府・与党は、20日に会期末を迎える今国会を1カ月程度、延長する調整に入った. 調整に入る・ちょうせいにはいる: I am not sure, but I think we can translate it literally by “enter (a phase) of adjustment or regulation.” This adjustment being here an extension, a prolongation. According to the article, the main reason for this prolongation is that Abe wants to pass a bill relative to …