July 15, 2020

JR Tokai Chief Vows to Open Maglev Line as Soon as Possible

Nagoya, July 15 (Jiji Press)--Central Japan Railway Co. <9022> President Shin Kaneko on Wednesday vowed to put the firm's ultrahigh-speed magnetic levitation Shinkansen line into service as soon as possible, despite a delay in construction work.

Japan Students Fall Short of Govt English Proficiency Targets

Tokyo, July 15 (Jiji Press)--Third-year students in Japanese public junior and senior high schools failed to meet government-set goals for English skills in fiscal 2019, an education ministry survey showed Wednesday.

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blessing in disguise

(例文) The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

blessingは「天の恵み」、in disguiseは「変装して」。一見すると悪いことがいい結果に終わるという意味で使われます。例文の訳は「東京五輪の延期は、結果的にプラスということになるかもしれない」などとなります。

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