July 27, 2017

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3 Years to Go: Japanese Businesses Have Mixed Feelings over Olympics

Tokyo, July 27 (Jiji Press)--Japanese business executives have mixed feelings of expectation and anxiety about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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black ink

(例文) The company posted a one-billion-yen net profit in 2016, its first black ink in three years, while rivals remain in the red amid still-weak demand.

「黒いインク」つまり利益が出ている状態である「黒字」を表します。「赤字」は red ink です。例文は「その会社は2016年に10億円の純利益を上げ、3年ぶりに黒字に転換した。一方でライバル企業各社は、需要の低迷が続く中で赤字から抜け出せずにいる」という意味になります。

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL