『BCCJ ACUMEN』Volume 2 / Issue 3のまとめ
As “exotic” takeaways become favorite foods-to-go after a few beers on Friday nights, a survey of mispronounced dishes in the UK put a Japanese dish top, the New York Times reported on 22 February.
Glasgow Accent Comes Top
Japanese speakers of English believe that Glaswegians have the most attractive accent, ELT News reported on 9 February. The Glasgow accent came top for social attractiveness, a survey by Northumbria University found.
Tokyo Wins Green Award
Tokyo was named the greenest city in the Asia-Pacific, The Independent reported on 17 February. Consulting firm Solidance evaluated CO2 emissions, energy usage, transport facilities, air quality, water, waste treatment, green space and environmental governance.
Four Firms in Tech Deal
Softbank Mobile Corporation announced it would tie up with the Vodafone Group, China Mobile Limited and Bharti Airtel Limited to exploit next-generation communication technology, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 15 February. The partners believe cooperation across the four countries will boost sales.
Pharma Announces Buyout
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. said it will buy Scottish pharmaceutical product maker ProStrakan Group plc for £292 million, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 February.
An English-language release of Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure, a manga created by the celebrated Yukinobu Hoshino, will be published, the animenewsnetwork website announced on 9 February.
NHK Airs Techno Experiment on Family
The Sullivan-Barnes family from Reading took part in an experiment to see how they could live without the technology of the past 30 years, NHK reported on 17 February.
Schools Blamed for Low Ranking
Cardiff University ranked Japan low and Britain high in the biggest global survey on knowledge of pregnancy and sterility, the Mainichi Shimbun reported on 14 February.