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World News

Pentagon to create office to probe UFO reports

The Pentagon is creating a new office to investigate unidentified flying objects amid concerns that after broad probes it cannot explain mysterious sightings near highly sensitive miliary areas.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, working with the U.S. director of national intelligence, ordered the new investigatory body to be established in the U.S. Defense Department’s intelligence and security office, the Pentagon said.

The new office will focus on incidents in or near designated “special use airspace” areas strictly controlled and blocked from general aviation due to security sensitivities.

Pentagon 米国国防総省
probe 徹底的[綿密]に調べる、精査する
unidentified flying objects 未確認飛行物体(=UFO)
sightings (異常な物・動物などの)目撃
Deputy Secretary of Defense 国防副長官
designated 指定(指名)された


キャスリーン・ヒックス(Kathleen Hicks)国防副長官が国家情報長官と連携して、省内に新部署を設置するよう指示した。


Japan News:

Zipair fist LCC to link Asia with North America

Low-cost carrier Zipair Tokyo Inc. said it will launch a flight service in December linking Narita Airport with Los Angeles, becoming the first budget airline to offer long-haul flights between Asia and North America.

The new service, which begins on Dec. 25th, makes a milestone for the carrier, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines Co., after it stated operations last year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Until now the choice has been to move on the ground or at scale in the sky. We hope to offer a new method of movement,” Chief Executive Daisuke Katano said.

Zipair, which operates Boeing 787-8 aircraft on its international routes, said it will initially offer three flights per week to Los Angeles and will consider increasing services on the new route as well as opening flights to other cities on the U.S. West Coast.

budget airline 格安航空会社
long-haul flights 長時間フライト
milestone 画期的出来事、節目
subsidiary 子会社
in the midst of… ~の真ん中(真っ最中)





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Business English Expression and Phrases <ビジネス英会話フレーズ>
-Learn expressions such as idioms and slang that is unique to culture, age, and business!
新しい英語表現: 文化・時代・ビジネスで使う特有なイディオム表現や俗語を覚えよう!
sugar-coat 「体裁をよくする」
A couple of decades ago, ruthless bosses ran companies without sugar-coating their approach.


  sugar-coatは「砂糖でコーティングする、体裁をよくする、見かけをよくする、(悪い知らせなどを)うまく控え目に伝える」という意味の動詞。本文ではwithout sugar-coating ~を「~を体裁をよくすることをせずに → 遠慮なしの~で」と意訳。他にも、The finance minister didn’t sugar-coat his budget plan.「財務大臣は予算案の体裁を取り繕わなかった」のようになる。
sharp elbows 「肘鉄」
It takes sharp elbows to climb the corporate ladder in the first place and, once in the job, leaders must make unpopular decisions, from killing underperforming initiatives to firing employees.


  sharp elbowsは「肘鉄」。本文では、It takes sharp elbows to ~の形で「~するには肘鉄をくらわすように他人をおしのける強さが必要」と意訳。なお、(sharp-)elbowは動詞としても使う。意味は、「肘で突く/おしのける、肘でおし分けて進む」。sharpは省略できる。例えば、Lisa (sharp-)elbowed me out of the way.「リサは彼女の邪魔にならないよう私をおしのけた」、Jim (sharp-)elbowedhis way through the crowd in order to get through.「ジムは人混みを通り抜けるため、肘でおし分けて進んだ」のように使う。 
また、elbow someone out 「(グループやオフィスなどから~を)肘でおし出す」、give someone the elbow「~と縁を切る、~を首にする」という決まった表現もある。 
climb the corporate ladderは「出世階段を上る」。
ビシネス英会話 go out of one’s way to ~ 「~するために努力をする」
One of the best ways to show your spouse you really care is to go out of your way to celebrate good things that happen to him or her.


  go out of one’s wayは「自分の道からそれる、回り道をする」。そこから、go out of one’s way to ~ は「わざわざ~する、~するために格別の努力をする」という意味となる。他にも、Don’t go out of your way to drive me home.「わざわざ車で家まで送ってくれなくていいです」のように使う。



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Can’t believe

Bob walked into sports bar around 9:58 PM. He sat down next to a blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV.

The 10 PM news was coming on. The news crew was covering the story of a man on the ledge of a tall building preparing to jump.

The blonde looked at Bob and said,
“Do you think he’ll jump?”

Bob said,
“You know, I bet he’ll jump.”

The blonde replied,
“Well, I bet $20 he won’t.”

Bob placed a $20 bill on the bar and said,
“You’re on!”

Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building.

The blonde was very upset, but willingly handed her $20 to Bob.
“Fair’s fair. Here’s your money.”

Bob replied,
“I can’t take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5PM news, so I knew he would jump.”

The blonde replied,
“I did, too, but I didn’t think he’d do it again.”

Bob took the money.

【日本語訳】 信じられない