2012年06月25日

Lonesome George

Hello. I'm Naozo Nagata from sales department here.

Lonesome George which lived alone all the time in Santa Cruz Island.
He was the last survivor of giant tortoises in the Island, cause people caught his tribe in excessive numbers,and animals human being had left has changed environment of the island.

Lonesome George was over 100 years old, sometimes he lived together with two women of the giant tortoises from neighboring island.
But he couldn't be a father,I think lonesome George lived alone too long time.

Today, he passed way.

Good-bye George, please make friends and family in Heaven.

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2012年06月21日

seal & penguin

Hello. I'm Naozo Nagata from sales department here.

Sometimes seal come to the shore of Japan , so he become the topics of the newshow.
The seal which escaped from a typhoon appeared near enoshima this week,but he unfortunately seem to have died.

In the past, there is the seal which became more popular than an entertainer, he wondered Tokyobay and rivers
Because the seal lived in the Tama River, the seal was named Tama-chan.


A penguin ran away from the aquarium before for a while and has swum about Tokyo Bay.
He was protected by the staff and seemed to come back to the aquarium.


Let's pray the seal's soul may rest in peace.
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2012年06月19日

Baseball

Hello. I'm Naozo Nagata from sales department here.

Recently for over 10 years, soccerr in another words football
became popular in Japan.

In my childfood , major sports that all generations can enjoy or play is baseball in Japan.
The infant played catch with father and learned the basics of sports, kids played baseball in the
small park near their house . Their parents are surprised at every movement of their boys.
Guys drunk beers and enjoyed night games at TV.
Baseball remind me of good old memories.

From about 2000 of the baseball become unpopular. At least number to broadcast on TV decreased.
Interleague ball that teams Pacific League and Central League plays a game regains fans of baseball in thesedays.

The a preliminary of National High School Baseball Championship has begun in already or begins soon.
National High School Baseball Championship is very popular in Japan,
and there are still many people who are glad now sad at the activity of an old school
and the local school in spring at the time of the summer national tournament.

The earnest National High School Baseball Championship fan goes to Koshien stadium to watch games.
It is considered to be connoisseur among the fans to watch the quarterfinals,
cause every team is excellent and players have possibility to play in professional league.
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2012年06月11日

Cherry-hunting

Hello. I'm Naozo Nagata from sales department here.

The earlly summer is best season.
So when I get muggy I miss the sour and sweet taste of cherry.

The cherry has two names in the Japan,
It is "さくらんぼ"〜sakuranbo and "桜桃"〜ohtoh.
The meaning of chinese character is "the peach of the cherry".
I like this name more.

The most of the cherry tree which pleased our eyes in spring do not become edible without a cherry growing big.
But a small cherry may fall in the downtown and pleases my eyes.

In Japan There is an act to enjoy that people enter the farm of the cherry and gather cherries .

We call the event "sakuranbo-gari". 
It will become the following meanings if it translates literally,
"cherry hunting"or "hunt a cherry".

It is slightly strange expression,but there are also "orange hunting", "pear hunting", "grape hunting", "strawberry hunting","mushroom hunting" in Japan. They all are funny like titles of songs,don't you think?

Mmm, some adventure feelings sleeping in the depth of a Japanese heart said to be an agricultural people are seemed to explode in small size accidentally.

The design of this card is that various vegetables are displayed on the wall.
It seems to me a hunter decorate a neck and the corner of the game on the wall
when I think about "Cherry-hunting".

By the way, I will go for hunting tonight.
Where is a hunting field ? In the refrigerator of my room.

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2012年06月07日

koromo-Gae

Hello. I'm Naozo Nagata from sales department here.

koromo-Gae means Exchange clothes with change of dress,depending on the change of the season.

strictly speaking ,koromo-gae is changing the uniform of a student or dresscode of buisiness persons.
In Japan, change of dress is often carried out every year in in June.
From 2006 "Cool-biz" has been popular , so number of office worker without tie and jackets are increasing
in Shin-juku as heat rises.

So,I'm going to take off a jacket.
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2012年06月05日

relasion of sardine and rainny season

Hello. I'm Naozo Nagata from sales department here.

Japanese likes fish as foods.There are many recipes of fish, and good seasons to eat for every kinds of fish. We call "Shunn" for the season in japanese. We japanese think of Shunn carefully when we choose foods to cook.

Yesterday,I wrote about "Tsuyu"-the rainny season from June to July.
The period of tsuyu is the shunn for sardine.Japanese says iwashi for sardine.
There is a wrod "Nyuubai-iwashi", that means sardine becomes delicious at the beginning of Tsuyu.(Nyuubai means the beginning of Tsuyu)
Sardines in this season are rich in oil. Recipes are "Sashimi"- row fish with shiyou-yu source, dried sardine, grilled with salt.
These recipes are also for other kinds of fish, but there are special recipes for sardine."Tsumire-soap" -meat ball of sardine in soap. "namerou"- minch of Sardine and miso and some kind of vegitable.

If you are in Japan , please tru to eat sardine in Tsuyu period.

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2012年06月04日

Tsuyu-cloudy and rainy season

Hello. I'm Naozo Nagata from sales department here.

June has come,and it also means the beginning of the period when there are many cloudy weather and rain for almost Japanese.

We Japanese said "Tsuyu" or "Baiu" for the period, it lasts from June to July. The biginning of Tsuyu is the end of Spring and summer arrival.
People feel depressed because it is humid in this period. But if the Tsuyu period is short, it will be very warm and few rain in suumer.

Many forigners said The climate that was rich in the four seasons is beautiful in japan, so I hope you to enjoy this period too.

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