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It is only three days to go now... then 2017 will be here! We wish you a happy new year (the above photo was taken in Hiroshima; it shows Hiroshima Dreamination (Dream + Illumination). You can see this beautiful decoration at night in Hiroshima now).

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今とてもいい季節[きせつ](= season)ですけど、外[そと]へ出[で]るときは気[き]をつけなければいけません、日[ひ][ざ]しがとても強[つよ]いからです。誰[だれ]でもどこでも日[ひ][や]け(= sunburn)には気[き]をつけるべきですが、ニュージーランドの日[ひ][ざ]しは特[とく]に強[つよ]いので、注意[ちゅうい]が必要[ひつよう](= necessary)です!!

It is now early summer in New Zealand. The above photo was taken last week.

It is nice weather, but we do now really have to carefully cover up ourselves when going out (because of the strong sun!). Anybody anywhere should look after themselves, but I think the NZ sun is particularly powerful; therefore, we've got to be particularly careful when being out in New Zealand!!

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そのすばらしい秋[あき]の景色[けしき](= scenery)のために(昨日の私のブログを見てください!)、京都[きょうと]にはほんと~~~に、大勢[おおぜい](= many)の人たちがいました。今は、少し静[しず]かになっていると思いますが。。。


Because of such bearutiful autumn scenery (see my post yesterday!), there were so so so many people in Kyoto. I hope it is a bit calm down there now. It is amazing to see how popular Kyoto is now!

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The following photo was taked a few weeks ago in Kyoto. Red and yellow leaves were so beautiful.

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このバーのご主人[しゅじん](= owner)は、きっとイギリスのロックバンド、もしくは音楽[おんがく]が好きなんでしょうね。でも、曲[きょく](= song)のタイトルをこんなふうに店の名前にするのは、ちょっとおもしろいですね。同[おな]じ名前の美容院[びよういん](= beauty salon)もあるそうです。

The owner of this place must like the British rock music and/or band... but it seems a bit... interesting to use a title of the song for a bar name (or is it only me to think so!?) Apparently, there are a few beauty salons named 'pretty vacant' in Japan as well.

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こんな缶[かん]コーヒーもありました。味[あじ]はそんなに深[ふか]く(= deep)もなかったような。。。

I saw this tinned-coffee too. I did not think it was particulaly 'deep'...

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日本ではいろいろなおもしろい英語の表現[ひょうげん](= expression)が見られます。以下[いか]の(= the following)写真[しゃしん](= photo)は、その例[れい](= example)です(写真はちょっと見づらいですが、'extreme blend'と書いてあります。ちなみに、味[あじ]はそんなにすごく(= extreme)はなかったような。。。)。

You can see all sorts of interesting English phrases in Japan. The following is one of them (it is a bit hard to see; it says 'extreme blend'; by the way, I did not think it tasted particularly extreme...).

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「日本人の知らない日本語」という本を知っていますか。Do you know a manga-book entitled The Japanese the Japanese don't know?

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「君[きみ]の名[な]は」-最近[さいきん](= recently)リリースされた、日本のアニメーション映画[えいが]です。日本ではしばらく前[まえ]から公開[こうかい]されて(= to be shown)います。そして大ヒットになっています。私の友だちも日本で見て、とてもよかった、と言っていました。

今、この映画がニュージーランドでも見られます。英語のタイトルは「Your Name」です。機会[きかい](= a chance)があれば、是非[ぜひ](= by all means)見てみてください!!

Your name - this is a title of the Japanese animation movie released this year. It was released in Japan some time ago and it has made a huge success.  One of my friends in Japan saw it and she really liked it!

We can now watch it in New Zealand! Let's go to a cinema today!


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