カテゴリー別アーカイブ: お仕事帰りの英会話

☆お仕事帰りの英会話 (w/Kurt) Article(2020/01/14)

Carlos Ghosn

The Japanese government promised to make its border controls stronger. This is because of how easy it was for someone on bail to escape the country. Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn fled Japan to Lebanon on December the 30th. Courts in Tokyo were waiting to put Mr Ghosn on trial for fraud. Ghosn escaped from Japan even though the police had his three passports. Japan’s justice minister, Masako Mori, said Japan would strengthen its border departure checks. She also said she would review bail conditions. Ms Mori told reporters that she has already taken actions to prevent anyone else on bail leaving the country. She said: “I have instructed the immigration agency to further tighten the departure process.”

It is still unclear how Mr Ghosn escaped from Japan. There were security cameras at his home that operated for 24 hours a day. News sources say he took a bullet train from Tokyo to get to the airport. He then hid in the case of a double bass. He chose a regional airport where security was not so tight. He then flew from Osaka to Turkey and then on to Lebanon, apparently without a passport. However, Lebanese officials said he entered Lebanon legally on Monday with a French passport. He has not been seen since. The international crime agency Interpol has created a “wanted” notice for Mr Ghosn. Japan cannot ask Lebanon to return Mr Ghosn because there is no extradition treaty.

☆冬来たりならば春遠からじ

寒くなりました〜

冬来たりならば春とおからじ

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” (by Shelly)

Shellyの詩の名訳について、ちょっと気になり、ググってみました。ちなみに、直訳なら、”冬が来るなら、春が遥かにという事がありえようか?”と、疑問文となるところです。

現実には、歴史上、どれだけ多くの人が春の訪れを見る事なくこの世を去ったのだろうか…と、やるせない気持ちになる事もありますが、やはり、自然界のように、必ず春が来る事を信じて、希望を持って生きていきたいと思います。
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