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I watched the movie 'Law Abiding Citizen' 2009

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Practice writing the synopsis in Japanese and translating it into English.
Subject matter is 'Law Abiding Citizen' that is suspense movie in U.S. in 2009.


フィラデルフィアで愛する妻と娘とともに暮らすクライド・シェルトンは、ある日強盗に押し入られ、妻と娘を惨殺されてしまう。その後犯人2人は警察に逮捕されるが、有罪に持ち込めるだけの有効な証拠がなく裁判は難航する。そこで検事のニックは片方の犯人と司法取引を行い、片方の犯人を有罪へと持ち込める決定的な証言を得ることに成功し、1人には死刑判決が下った。しかし証言をした方の犯人は大幅に罪が軽減されてしまう。実は証言を行った犯人がクライドの妻と娘を殺害した主犯だったのだ。
An engineer Clyde Shelton lived in Philadelphia with his beloved wife and daughter, but one day  robberies break into his house ,and be killed wife and daughter. Afterward criminals were arrested , but trial was difficult because there was  no valid evidence to be able to bring guilty. So prosecutor Nick made a plea bargaining to one of criminals and he succeeded to get definitive testimony for be able to bring guilty to the other criminal, and one of  criminal was sentenced to death. But crime of criminal who testified was greatly reduced. Actually criminal who testified was main offender to kill …

Exercise that listening to the lines of the drama and write them down PART 2 "Prison Break"

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My English exercise PART 2. This time's theme is "Prison Break".

The end of season 2, it seemed happy end but it is short time, this time Michel was imprisoned in a Panamanian prison. But this thing  was an "Company"'s ploy to get a prisoner out of prison. The "Company"  locked up Sara and LJ to control Michel and Lincoln.
(season 3 episode 2)


S: In an effort to save some time, I am gonna have to insist we just  escape right past all the threaten you prepared layout,  should anything happened to Sara or LJ , you are scarelity or than hot me down and rip my half  my chest and bop bop bop. I absolutely know how you feel. (???)
OK,? so let's done. On the business. Did brother get message?
L: (nod)
S: Good. You and I want to meet everyday. I wanna for report and para days progress , wanna I call you cellar phone, (???) don't ask sutupid questions don't waste my time. Get a plan together executed. LJ and Sara will be trade with Whistler, …

Exercise that listening to the lines of the drama and write them down PART 1 "Gossip Girl"

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This is my  English exercise PART 1. This time's theme is "Gossip Girl".

Early stories maybe season 1 or 2, main character Serena and Dan had relationship, but there were various thing, they broke up. But they still couldn't throw away some feeling inside each other.
Blair was best friend of Serena, but she was not close to Dan and she thought no friend with him. But at one time, Blair broke up her boyfriend and so lonely , by chance she went to watch Movie with also lonely young man Dan. Actually Blair and Dan both like art , literature and movies, they felt talking was very fun each other and also afterward they had dating few times. One day, they wondered  this feeling was possibly something more over friendship, but they didn't want to admit so they would kiss just once and tried to confirm their own feeling.

Up to this is previous stage.

Next scene is they excuse to Serena after Gossip Girl posted kissing movie of Dan and Blair.
(Season 4 Episode 19)

D:Sere…

The town where I live Yokosuka

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The town where I live  Yokosuka-city has deep relationship with America historically. Edo period (1603-1868) , Japan was closed long time but an East India fleet admiral in U.S navy Matthew C. PERRY arrived to Uraga harbor with 4 warships in Yokosuka and demanded to open country to Tokugawa shogunate in 1853. This case was called Perry Expedition that one of trigger to end of Edo period and starting to new era. And next year 1854, he came to Japan with 7 warships off the coast of Yokohama again, he was signed with Tokugawa shogunate as we say  "Treaty of Kanagawa". The treaty's formal name is "Convention of Peace and Amity between the United States of America and the Empire of Japan".

6 years later from  Treaty of Kanagawa, the U.S Mission has been dispatched to the United States by Tokugawa shogunate to exchange ratification documents for The Japan-U.S Amity Treaty . The U.S. Mission members boarded on The USS Pawhatan off Shinagawa harbor, in case of an acci…

Walking neighborhood evryday is current my fun

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The Coronavirus have spread gradually also  in Japan and finally in Apr. 7th the Emergency declaration was issued in Tokyo , Osaka, and some major cities.

I have worked from home since end of Feb. ,already more than a month I haven't gone  to my working place. But staying home all day  is  I have much stress and becoming lack of exercise but  I can't go to  town , so I walk around neighborhood from 30 min. to 1 hour every day. Usually I move by car and I have hardly not walked around near my house, actually started walking I noticed there are various discovering.

This picture is Literary monument of Ryunosuke Akutagawa who is Japanese famous novelist to be active in Taisho era that is around 100 years befor . Written sentences are part of his short story "Mikan" ( this title means Japanese orange ) . Actually stage of story is inside a carriage of The Yokosuka Line running right beside the park existing this monument . At that  time stage of the story, The Yokosuka…

Describing Japanese soul food

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Basically writing this blog is for my own English exercise. I return original purpose today, I describe some Japanese soul food in English.


Beef Bowl
Beef Bowl is maybe most famous Japanese soul food and called "Gyu-don" in Japan. It is boiled sliced beef rib and onion with soy sauce taste soup stock, and on the rice. Around 120 years before from now, the first Beef Bowl shop was born in Nihonbashi,Tokyo. The shop is "Yoshino-Ya" that has over 1000 shops Franchise chains, even now it is very popular Beef Bowl shop. The reason for popularity is cheap price just 350 yen for a Beef Bowl, and orders come out quickly. "Yoshino-Ya" is just supporter of common people. Also there are other some popular Beef Bowl chain shop and every shops have various own characteristics but common factor is cheap ,quickly and tasty.


Standing eating Soba and Udon
There are standing eating Soba and Udon shop in many of crowded station. Soba and Udon are foods that taking root as we …

Taiwan Ramen in front of JR Ootsuka Sta.

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The "Taiwan Ramen" was actually devised in Japan. The manager of Taiwanese restaurant in Nagoya Mr.Guo Mingyou tried to cook Ta-a noodles that is his hometown food at first, but not to worked and he arranged to add garlic or chili and he served as his staff's meal. One day, a regular customer of the restaurant saw staff's meal and felt look spicy and tasty so he ask to serve this one to Mr.Guo. And a customer liked it very much and he advised to Mr.Guo to add to menu of restaurant. This is origin of "Taiwan Ramen".


By the way, last Sunday Feb. 9th I had a plan so I went to Ootsuka in Tokyo, I happened to find a Chinese restaurant in front of the north exit of Ootsuka Sta. named "Ootsuka Gyoza Ken". I thought I wanted to have a little late lunch so I enter this restaurant. The picture on the top of screen is the "Taiwan Ramen" and jiaozis I ordered. Jiaozis were "Hanetsuki Gyoza" with crisp jiaozi skin, soft and springy texture…

Danger! Carbohydrate restriction without knowledge.

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I have concerned my tummy fat so I thought out to try the way of Carbohydrate restriction. But I learned later, lack of carbohydrate often causes "Osteoporosis". It thing is very scary for me because I have old wound on my bone of left leg. In spite of don't have knowledge of diet, I have done something very dangerous for myself. I think the best selection for human is to eat as good balance. At the first, I have stopped to eat rice or bread. But after only 1 week, I felt that it was easy to become tiredly so I stopped restriction and ate rice. Then tiredly feeling dissolved gradually. As is clear from this, diet by the impossible way will give you absolutely no good influence. And one week during carbohydrate restriction, I had a feeling that my head was not working well.

The Onion Flowers appeared The Bauhouse in Roppongi

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My band "The Onion Flowers" that covering famous R&B songs appeared "Bauhouse Roppongi Live Bar" Jan.19th Sun. The special guest was Mr.Hiro Tsunoda who is famous Japanese musician drummer and singer. He appeared talk show and played session with performer in the day. The song of session was "Can't Take My Eyes Off  You". This song most famous version is huge hit in 1982 played by "Boys Town Gang" but the original version is by Frankie Valli in 1968 from Motown Label and got the Billboard chart second place. Afterwards so many artists have covered this song all over the world, for example big name artists that The Supreams, Sheena Easton, Barry Manilow etc, also there are many cover version by Japanese artists Ring Shiina, Tatsuro Yamashita, JUJU, Misia etc.

Well, The event on the day named "Let's Dance Vol.6" was 4 bands playing soul, disco or R&B cover songs appeared. The cover band of Chaka Khan, the cover band of 8…

Will RPA be able to reform of working style?

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Nowadays, It seems that many companies proceeding Reform of working styles. Off cause just improving business process is one way, recently trend is to use RPA. What is the "RPA"?
It is an abbreviation of "Robotic Process Automation".
How to use? We have occasions that to need to work repeatedly on PC. For example, the occasion that we get information from a website and copy & paste to Excel sheet. Or the occasion that we need to enter expenses to expenses settlement system for  this month from  Excel sheet . Depending task in charge, there may be people who handle more data and to input to in-house computer system is very bothersome work.

In such cases, we can correspond by to create "Robot" by RPA software. "Robot" doesn't mean so-called robot and means program for automation of operating PC. Even if you say program, you don't write code like Excel macro or Java. All of you have to do is create a program operating PC automatically…

Caution!Coronavirus is spreading!

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The Pneumonia caused by a new type of Coronavirus appeared from Wuhan,China is raging. As of  Jan. 30th, died persons are 213 and infected persons are 9000 or more. In Japan, infected persons are 11. For now, It seems that mortality is less than SARS of 18 years before but spread of diffusion is much faster. Infected persons of SARS were around 8000 during 8 months, for this time Cronavirus are already exceeded 9000 persons during 1 month. Jan. 30th ,Secretary General Tedros of WHO announced emergency declaration.
Many of various speculations are spread on the internet. For example, The theory that generation source of Coronavirus is from edible snake or the theory  virus from bats, further the theory outbreak from Pathogen Research Institute in Wuhan.And also, The rumor spread Tokyo Olympic in 2020 might be canceled. But they are all just unfounded speculations.
From now on, how fast will spread all of the world, just thinking is scary. We ,as individuals, have no choice but to self…

It's been six years since I started The Onion Flowers

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In Jan. 19th, The cover band of R&B named The Onion Flowers appeared The Bauhaus in Roppongi that is music club. The band that was launched by me in 2012 .Before I started this band, I have not played around 15 years. Why I thought to play again because I couldn't became to put up with myself no play, no music. But when starting activity It didn't work quite well. At the first time, there were 3 lead singer in my band. Why 3 lead singer, I wanted to imitate to style of Motown female vocal groups for example The 'Supremes' or 'Martha and the Vandellas' or etc other groups. Actually I wanted to make group with a lead singer and two choruses. But I think that singer wanting to participate to a band usually want to be a lead singer, not be a chorus part. So I couldn't find chorus members. Because it is no help for it, I thought out style of three lead singers. It type that changing the lead singer by songs. At the first It looked to go well, but by and by,…

The roots of the "Yokohama Iekei" ramen

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The ramen shop “Gensen”  in Totsuka,Yokohama is located next to music club my band was appeared last Saturday.The taste is so-called the “Yokohama Iekei” that soup stock from Tonkotsu is very rich and deep taste. “Tonkotsu” is well known in Japan that means soup stock extracted from pig bone,and said originated from a ramen shop in Kurume,Kyushu.It seems that The first maker of Tonkotsu Ramen was the ramen shop in Kurume named  “Nankin-Senryo” operated with stall around 1937.It seemed that It was not like now cloudiness soup,It was clear soup.Devising white cloudy and rich soup like now was the ramen shop “San-Kyu” and the thing was  in 1947 that was after World War 2.Afterwards the Tonkotsu Ramen was spread all of Japan. The Yokohama Iekei ramen was think out by Mr.Minoru Yoshimura in 1974 who is the manager of famous ramen shop the Yoshimura-ya in Yokohama when he was long haul track driver. He have ate  various food all over Japan because he was a driver ,and one day he thought ma…

I was in charge of MC on live of my band

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I was in charge of MC at the first time on live performance of my band last Saturday.Our singer and guitarist need to change tuning their guitars to Open G tuning by song,so one of vacant member need to talk something to fill the gap.I did a little well so that I imitated  MC style like singers that I active together  on my other band,but I couldn't respond to unexpected talking from audience.I understood well that skills of comedian or TV show host are what  amazing.It was very difficult for me,but I could have nice experience and I think I will be better next time.

By the way,Our performance was very good and I feel audience was quiet but they were clearly enjoying and It seemed that their inner minds were exited.Because we are adult R&R band and many of songs are calm and medium tempo.

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History of tomato ketchup in Japan

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The first tomato ketchup manufactured and sold were made by Yosuke Shimizu who were a farmer cultivating Europe vegi in Koyasu,Yokohama in 1903 Meiji era.At that time Koyasu was like entrance of foreign information and stuff ,lively post town with  many people.Yosuke was one of farmers of the first cultivating Europe vegi that were tomato,radish,celery,etc.It is said that  beginning of Europe vegi cultivation was that the person Harukichi Tsutsumi imported various kind of vegi from America in around 1866.Afterwords Yosuke began to make tomato sauce but when the beginning It was difficult to make profit so other tomato growers gradually gave up processing  tomato industry but Yosuke had continued to study to make tomato ketchup just alone.And finally he completed to start manufacturing and selling of tomato ketchup in 1903.

Up to this point,information from the internet. This tomato ketchup is reprint version that is sold by souvenir shop called Yokohamaya-honpo in Yokohama. Mr. Maruy…

The song of my band 'The Sunset Boogie Band' was went on air internet radio broadcast

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The song 'Hand In Hand' included  our 1st self produced CD  was went on air 'SKY MUSIC RADIO ANNEX' that is internet radio program  in Togane,Chiba Pref.It is strange and wonder feeling to listen ourselves original song from radio program but the female personality of program said good calm song that I was very happy.She introduced next our schedule of live performance.I hope audience of our performance are increases. Hand In Hand

SKY MUSIC RADIO ANNEX YouTube Channel

20.1.15(水)放送回「SKY MUSIC RADIO ANNEX」アーカイブ

'Hatsumode' is first prayer in a shrine at new year

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In Japan,the population of followers of each religion that Buddhism is 48%,Shinto is 46%,Christianity is 1.1% and other religion is 4.3%.But It is said that adding all populations by this statistic is 1.5 times the population of Japan so It might be not information correctly.
For my feeling,There are not many  people to have some religion in my Japanese friends and much more I have never met a person who have faith in Shinto.We don't much notice in urban area,if we go to rural area we can see that Buddhism is most popular in Japan.But The imperial family has been Shinto for generations.And Many of people go to the shrines and pray for new year even if people have no faith or have an other faith.It seems that It is rare case all of the world.
But so-called 'Hatsumoude'   new year praying  in shrine is life style all of Japanese rather than religious event.The other event  called 'Shichigosann'  celebrating in shrines when children are 3 or 5 or 7 years old is same …

I will have two live performance of my bands 'The Sunset Boogie Band' and 'The Onion Flowers'

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I will have two live performance of my bands  this weekend so very busy.One is 'The Sunset Boogie Band' that plays original songs like American west coast rock of 70s.We will appear Jan.18th 18:00  'First Avenue Live' in Totsuka,Yokohama.If you like please listen our songs.2 songs from our CD have uploaded to YouTube.
The Road https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VptQAZY8gUM Hand In Hand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjCjdn7-aQ8 The other one is cover band of R&B or soul music named 'The Onion Flowers'.We will appear Jan.19th 'Bauhouse' in Roppongi,Tokyo.This  link is our performance in 'Yokosuka Tomodachi Jazz' be held last November.If you like please watch,too.
You are the Sunshine of my Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=694jRwSs-d4

The ramen shop with Light taste and fashionable interior in South-Shinjyuku

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This is a ramen shop that is 5 minutes to walk from JR Yoyogi Station .The shop name is named 'Nara Seimen'.This shop has three kind of taste,shoyu,shio,paitan(soup from chichen bone) and the characteristics of taste is light and elegant delicious taste ,and strong preference is selected ingredients additive-free.The noodles are unique handmade noodles and three kind of chashu on the noodles.One is a chashu made by chicken from Yamagata Pref. and one is a chashu made by pork from Miyazaki Pref. more one is  made by pork from Hokkaido. And big bamboo shoot is like fresh and looks fashionable.


But I worry that I think this kind shop is difficult to keep running.First of all,I thought very nice ingredients so it seems cost is high but price is not very expensive. Second,I think many people of ramen fun is tend to prefer strong taste so tonkotsu or strong miso taste ramen are popular than light taste ramen.Because strong taste is easy to understand characteristics of taste.So ram…

What is a 'System Engineer'?

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I am a 'System Engineer' in Japan,so-called it is IT engineer.But  It seems that there are many case that word of 'System Engineer' doesn't work in U.S or other country ,they seems use the word that be able to understand the role.For example,system analyst,software engineer,application engineer,programmer,application developer,etc.It seems that system engineer in English is  designer of broadly meaning system regardless hardware or software and 'system' doesn't limit of computer system.When I know Its meaning I'm a little embarrassing to call myself   'System Engineer'.Because  I don't have such a wide and great skills.And many case 'systems engineer' in English seems to means a technician who goes to the customer site to install, set up, maintain, and repair hardware.It is called 'customer engineer' or 'service engineer' in Japan.