Nov. 19, 2018

"Kaparu" Wins Yuru-Kyara Grand Prix, Beating Organized Vote-Backed Rivals

Osaka, Nov. 18 (Jiji Press)--"Kaparu" from the city of Shiki, Saitama Prefecture, won the 2018 Yuru-kyara (soft character) Grand Prix title in the regional division on Sunday.

Moon Calls for Looking Squarely at Facts for Solid Japan-S. Korea Ties

Seoul, Nov. 18 (Jiji Press)--South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged Japanese and South Korean people on Sunday to look squarely at historical facts to establish solid bilateral ties.

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move the needle

(例文) A labor reform plan pitched by the government seems unlikely to move the needle for workers.

地震計などの針(needle)が動く様子から転じて、「大きな変化をもたらす」という意味があります。例文は「政府が推す労働制度改革案は、労働者にとって大した変化をもたらす可能性はなさそうだ」と訳すことができます。

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