Day: September 27, 2020

Inhae reads the news: September 2020

Note: I haven’t been able to translate all the extracts I chose by lack of time. I also found the articles rather difficult to read and quite long for most of them. I got discouraged more than once, not being able to understand the articles by simply reading them. Even after looking up words, some paragraphs remained obscure. Either I misunderstand grammatical patterns, either they hint at references I don’t know, or I just don’t understand what the author is trying to say. In any case, I still have a lot of work to do before I am able to read the news in Japanese… Topic 1: Abe’s resignation The biggest news of this month is of course Abe’s resignation as Prime Minister. Let’s first study articles of August 29th, the day following Abe announcing his resignation for health reasons. Yomiuri: 首相退陣表明 危機対処へ政治空白を避けよSankei: 首相の退陣表明 速やかに自民党総裁選を 「安倍政治」を発射台にせよMainichi: 安倍首相が辞任表明 行き詰まった末の幕引きAsahi: 最長政権 突然の幕へ 「安倍政治」の弊害 清算の時Tokyo: 首相退陣表明 「安倍政治」の転換こそ Useful vocabulary: 辞任 じにん resignation 持病 じびょう a chronic illness 潰瘍性大腸炎 かいようせいだいちょうえん Ulcerative colitis 退陣 たいじん resignation.Apparently, this word is mainly used for the military (decamp) or for the Prime …