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NICE BREAKER THERE FROM THE
NICE BREAKER THERE FROM THE
NICE BREAKER THERE FROM THE YOKOZUNA.
YOKOZUNA.
YOKOZUNA. THEY GOT TO SYNC UP.
THEY GOT TO SYNC UP.
THEY GOT TO SYNC UP. MUUAL AGREEMENT.
MUUAL AGREEMENT.
MUUAL AGREEMENT. SOLID LEFT HAND OUTSIDE BY
SOLID LEFT HAND OUTSIDE BY
SOLID LEFT HAND OUTSIDE BY TOCHINOSHIN.
TOCHINOSHIN.
TOCHINOSHIN. DROPS THE GRIP.
DROPS THE GRIP.
DROPS THE GRIP. THAT TOCHINOSHIN HAD.
THAT TOCHINOSHIN HAD.
THAT TOCHINOSHIN HAD. THE YOUNG AZUNNA SOLID FROM THE
THE YOUNG AZUNNA SOLID FROM THE
THE YOUNG AZUNNA SOLID FROM THE LEFT HIMSELF.
LEFT HIMSELF.
LEFT HIMSELF. NOW, HIS ARM IS LOCKED UP.
NOW, HIS ARM IS LOCKED UP.
NOW, HIS ARM IS LOCKED UP. HAKUHO LOCKED UP BY TOCHINOSHIN
HAKUHO LOCKED UP BY TOCHINOSHIN
HAKUHO LOCKED UP BY TOCHINOSHIN BREAKS THAT GRIP THAT HE HAD.
BREAKS THAT GRIP THAT HE HAD.
BREAKS THAT GRIP THAT HE HAD. HE STAYS PERFECT, 12 STRAIGHT
HE STAYS PERFECT, 12 STRAIGHT
HE STAYS PERFECT, 12 STRAIGHT WINS.
WINS.
WINS. TOCHINOSHIN, NOW, 6-6.
TOCHINOSHIN, NOW, 6-6.
TOCHINOSHIN, NOW, 6-6. HE STILL NEEDS TWO MORE.
HE STILL NEEDS TWO MORE.
HE STILL NEEDS TWO MORE. HE HAD TO WORK FOR IT.
HE HAD TO WORK FOR IT.
HE HAD TO WORK FOR IT. HE JUST SHOWED HOW GOOD HE IS.
HE JUST SHOWED HOW GOOD HE IS.
HE JUST SHOWED HOW GOOD HE IS. ON TWO OCCASIONS HE BROKE THE
ON TWO OCCASIONS HE BROKE THE
ON TWO OCCASIONS HE BROKE THE GRIP THAT TOCHINOSHIN HAD
GRIP THAT TOCHINOSHIN HAD
GRIP THAT TOCHINOSHIN HAD ACQUIRED.
ACQUIRED.
ACQUIRED. TOCHINOSHIN GAVE IT HIS ALL.
TOCHINOSHIN GAVE IT HIS ALL.
TOCHINOSHIN GAVE IT HIS ALL. HAKUHO, SOLID LEFT THERE.
HAKUHO, SOLID LEFT THERE.
HAKUHO, SOLID LEFT THERE. TOCHINOSHIN, STRONG LEFT AND
TOCHINOSHIN, STRONG LEFT AND
TOCHINOSHIN, STRONG LEFT AND RIGHT.
RIGHT.
RIGHT. HE WIGGLES THE HIPS, SQUEEZES ON
HE WIGGLES THE HIPS, SQUEEZES ON
HE WIGGLES THE HIPS, SQUEEZES ON THAT GRIP AND BREAKS THE
THAT GRIP AND BREAKS THE
THAT GRIP AND BREAKS THE LEFT-HAND GRIP, TRIES TO TAKE
LEFT-HAND GRIP, TRIES TO TAKE
LEFT-HAND GRIP, TRIES TO TAKE HIM OUT THERE, BACK AND SQUEEZES
HIM OUT THERE, BACK AND SQUEEZES
HIM OUT THERE, BACK AND SQUEEZES ON THE ARM OF HAKUHO.
ON THE ARM OF HAKUHO.
ON THE ARM OF HAKUHO. ONCE AGAIN, WHAT CH THE MOVEMENT
ONCE AGAIN, WHAT CH THE MOVEMENT
ONCE AGAIN, WHAT CH THE MOVEMENT OF HAKUHO, WIGGLING OF THE HIPS
OF HAKUHO, WIGGLING OF THE HIPS
OF HAKUHO, WIGGLING OF THE HIPS AND FORCES IN FROM THE LEFT WITH
AND FORCES IN FROM THE LEFT WITH
AND FORCES IN FROM THE LEFT WITH HIS HIP JOINT AND TAKES
HIS HIP JOINT AND TAKES
HIS HIP JOINT AND TAKES TOCHINOSHIN OUT.
TOCHINOSHIN OUT.
TOCHINOSHIN OUT. STRONG SUMO GRIP FROM HAKUHO.
STRONG SUMO GRIP FROM HAKUHO.
STRONG SUMO GRIP FROM HAKUHO. WHEN HE'S IN TROUBLE HE FINDS A
WHEN HE'S IN TROUBLE HE FINDS A
WHEN HE'S IN TROUBLE HE FINDS A WAY TO WIN.
WAY TO WIN.
WAY TO WIN. HE DID IT AGAIN TODAY.
HE DID IT AGAIN TODAY.
HE DID IT AGAIN TODAY. BY YORIKIRI, FRONTAL FORCE OUT.
BY YORIKIRI, FRONTAL FORCE OUT.
BY YORIKIRI, FRONTAL FORCE OUT. >>> NOW FINAL BOUT HERE ON DAY
>>> NOW FINAL BOUT HERE ON DAY
>>> NOW FINAL BOUT HERE ON DAY 12.
12.
12. IT'S YOKOZUNA KAKURYU AND OZEKI
IT'S YOKOZUNA KAKURYU AND OZEKI
IT'S YOKOZUNA KAKURYU AND OZEKI TAKAYASU.
TAKAYASU.
TAKAYASU. THIS MAN HAS THE EDGE IN THEIR
THIS MAN HAS THE EDGE IN THEIR
THIS MAN HAS THE EDGE IN THEIR RIVALRY, 12-8.
RIVALRY, 12-8.
RIVALRY, 12-8. ONE WAS A FREEBIE FOR TAKAYASU.
ONE WAS A FREEBIE FOR TAKAYASU.
ONE WAS A FREEBIE FOR TAKAYASU. HE'S WON THE LAST THREE TIMES
HE'S WON THE LAST THREE TIMES
HE'S WON THE LAST THREE TIMES AGAINST THIS MAN.
AGAINST THIS MAN.
AGAINST THIS MAN. HE'S LOCKED COMPOSED.
HE'S LOCKED COMPOSED.
HE'S LOCKED COMPOSED. ONE OF THESE MAN WILL DROP OFF
ONE OF THESE MAN WILL DROP OFF
ONE OF THESE MAN WILL DROP OFF THE LEADERBOARD.
THE LEADERBOARD.
THE LEADERBOARD. THEY'RE BOTH 9-2.
THEY'RE BOTH 9-2.
THEY'RE BOTH 9-2. ANOTHER FALSE START.
ANOTHER FALSE START.
ANOTHER FALSE START. TWO IN A ROW THERE.
TWO IN A ROW THERE.
TWO IN A ROW THERE. PREVIOUS BOUT, NOW THIS ONE.
PREVIOUS BOUT, NOW THIS ONE.
PREVIOUS BOUT, NOW THIS ONE. THEY'LL GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME.
THEY'LL GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME.
THEY'LL GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME. SMIRK ON THE FACE THERE OF
SMIRK ON THE FACE THERE OF
SMIRK ON THE FACE THERE OF TAKAYASU.
TAKAYASU.
TAKAYASU. IN LOW.
IN LOW.
IN LOW. ATTACKING TAKAYASU FROM THE
ATTACKING TAKAYASU FROM THE
ATTACKING TAKAYASU FROM THE LEFT.
LEFT.
LEFT. FALLING DOWN, GOES KAKURYU.
FALLING DOWN, GOES KAKURYU.
FALLING DOWN, GOES KAKURYU. HE MOVES TO 10-2 FOR THE OZEKI.
HE MOVES TO 10-2 FOR THE OZEKI.
HE MOVES TO 10-2 FOR THE OZEKI. STAYS ON THE LEADERBOARD.
STAYS ON THE LEADERBOARD.
STAYS ON THE LEADERBOARD. KAKURYU DROPS OFF THE
KAKURYU DROPS OFF THE
KAKURYU DROPS OFF THE LEADERBOARD, NOW, WITH THREE
LEADERBOARD, NOW, WITH THREE
LEADERBOARD, NOW, WITH THREE LOSSES.
LOSSES.
LOSSES. COMPOSURE THERE BY THE OZEKI.
COMPOSURE THERE BY THE OZEKI.
COMPOSURE THERE BY THE OZEKI. IN THE PAST HE WOULD HAVE TRIED
IN THE PAST HE WOULD HAVE TRIED
IN THE PAST HE WOULD HAVE TRIED TO THROW THAT A LITTLE TOO
TO THROW THAT A LITTLE TOO
TO THROW THAT A LITTLE TOO QUICKLY BUT HE WAITED.
QUICKLY BUT HE WAITED.
QUICKLY BUT HE WAITED. HE WAITED.
HE WAITED.
HE WAITED. UNTIL THEY GOT TO THE EDGE.
UNTIL THEY GOT TO THE EDGE.
UNTIL THEY GOT TO THE EDGE. IN LOW WAS KAKURYU LOOKING FOR
IN LOW WAS KAKURYU LOOKING FOR
IN LOW WAS KAKURYU LOOKING FOR THE LEFT-HAND SIDE INSIDE GRIP.
THE LEFT-HAND SIDE INSIDE GRIP.
THE LEFT-HAND SIDE INSIDE GRIP. TAKAYASU ENDED UP WITH A
TAKAYASU ENDED UP WITH A
TAKAYASU ENDED UP WITH A LEFT-HAND SIDE OUTSIDE GRIP.
LEFT-HAND SIDE OUTSIDE GRIP.
LEFT-HAND SIDE OUTSIDE GRIP. IN THE PAST HE'D TRY THAT THROW
IN THE PAST HE'D TRY THAT THROW
IN THE PAST HE'D TRY THAT THROW FROM HERE.
FROM HERE.
FROM HERE. THE PULLS.
THE PULLS.
THE PULLS. HE WINS BY UWATENAGE.
HE WINS BY UWATENAGE.
HE WINS BY UWATENAGE. >>> WELL, THE LEADERBOARD JUST
>>> WELL, THE LEADERBOARD JUST
>>> WELL, THE LEADERBOARD JUST GOT A LITTLE SMALLER BUT NOT
GOT A LITTLE SMALLER BUT NOT
GOT A LITTLE SMALLER BUT NOT MUCH.
MUCH.
MUCH. THIS IS ANYONE'S.
THIS IS ANYONE'S.
THIS IS ANYONE'S. CAN HAKUHO GO ALL THE WAY?
CAN HAKUHO GO ALL THE WAY?
CAN HAKUHO GO ALL THE WAY? ICHINOJO, ONE OFF THE LEAD.
ICHINOJO, ONE OFF THE LEAD.
ICHINOJO, ONE OFF THE LEAD. WE STILL GOT THREE DAYS OF SUMO
WE STILL GOT THREE DAYS OF SUMO
WE STILL GOT THREE DAYS OF SUMO TO GO.
TO GO.
TO GO. COME BACK AND JOIN US TOMORROW.
COME BACK AND JOIN US TOMORROW.
COME BACK AND JOIN US TOMORROW. FOR MORE "GRAND SUMO
FOR MORE "GRAND SUMO
FOR MORE "GRAND SUMO HIGHLIGHTS."
HIGHLIGHTS."
HIGHLIGHTS." BYE FOR NOW.
BYE FOR NOW.
BYE FOR NOW. ♪♪
♪♪
♪♪ >>> SUMO WRESTLERS WEAR A BELT
>>> SUMO WRESTLERS WEAR A BELT
>>> SUMO WRESTLERS WEAR A BELT CALLED A MAWASHI.
CALLED A MAWASHI.
CALLED A MAWASHI. IT'S MADE OF COTTON.
IT'S MADE OF COTTON.
IT'S MADE OF COTTON. LOWER RANKING RIKISHI USE
LOWER RANKING RIKISHI USE
LOWER RANKING RIKISHI USE COTTON.
COTTON.
COTTON. THE SECOND HIGHEST DIVISION CAN
THE SECOND HIGHEST DIVISION CAN
THE SECOND HIGHEST DIVISION CAN WEAR SILK MAWASHI IN BRIGHT
WEAR SILK MAWASHI IN BRIGHT
WEAR SILK MAWASHI IN BRIGHT COLORS.
COLORS.
COLORS. THIS SMALL TOWN IS IN THE
THIS SMALL TOWN IS IN THE
THIS SMALL TOWN IS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SHIGA PREFECTURE IN
MOUNTAINS OF SHIGA PREFECTURE IN
MOUNTAINS OF SHIGA PREFECTURE IN CENTRAL JAPAN.
CENTRAL JAPAN.
CENTRAL JAPAN. ONE OF THE HANDFUL OF ARTISANS
ONE OF THE HANDFUL OF ARTISANS
ONE OF THE HANDFUL OF ARTISANS WHO STILL WEAVES SILK MAWASHI BY
WHO STILL WEAVES SILK MAWASHI BY
WHO STILL WEAVES SILK MAWASHI BY HAND LIVES HERE.
HAND LIVES HERE.
HAND LIVES HERE. NAKAGAWA HAS BEEN A WEAVER FOR
NAKAGAWA HAS BEEN A WEAVER FOR
NAKAGAWA HAS BEEN A WEAVER FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS.
MORE THAN 60 YEARS.
MORE THAN 60 YEARS. TODAY HE'S MAKING A MAWASHI FOR
TODAY HE'S MAKING A MAWASHI FOR
TODAY HE'S MAKING A MAWASHI FOR A PROMOTION.
A PROMOTION.
A PROMOTION. HIS NAME IS URA.
HIS NAME IS URA.
HIS NAME IS URA. HE'S POPULAR FOR HIS ACROBATIC
HE'S POPULAR FOR HIS ACROBATIC
HE'S POPULAR FOR HIS ACROBATIC SUMO.
SUMO.
SUMO. URA REQUESTED A BELT IN A VIVID
URA REQUESTED A BELT IN A VIVID
URA REQUESTED A BELT IN A VIVID CHERRY BLOSSOM COLOR.
CHERRY BLOSSOM COLOR.
CHERRY BLOSSOM COLOR. NAKAGAWA CHECKS HIS WORK EVERY
NAKAGAWA CHECKS HIS WORK EVERY
NAKAGAWA CHECKS HIS WORK EVERY FIVE CENTIMETERS OR SO.
FIVE CENTIMETERS OR SO.
FIVE CENTIMETERS OR SO. IT TAKES TWO WEEKS TO FINISH
IT TAKES TWO WEEKS TO FINISH
IT TAKES TWO WEEKS TO FINISH WEAVING.
WEAVING.
WEAVING. THE BRAND-NEW MAWASHI IS
THE BRAND-NEW MAWASHI IS
THE BRAND-NEW MAWASHI IS DELIVERED TO URA.
DELIVERED TO URA.
DELIVERED TO URA. HE'LL PERFORM SUMO WITH HIS SIX
HE'LL PERFORM SUMO WITH HIS SIX
HE'LL PERFORM SUMO WITH HIS SIX METER LONG BELT WRAPPED AROUND
METER LONG BELT WRAPPED AROUND
METER LONG BELT WRAPPED AROUND HIS MIDDLE.
HIS MIDDLE.
HIS MIDDLE. >> Translator: IT HAS A NICE
>> Translator: IT HAS A NICE
>> Translator: IT HAS A NICE FEEL.
FEEL.
FEEL. VERY SMOOTH.
VERY SMOOTH.
VERY SMOOTH. WINNING IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN
WINNING IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN
WINNING IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN REPAY THE ARTISAN.
REPAY THE ARTISAN.
REPAY THE ARTISAN. SO I HOPE TO WIN AS MANY BOUTS
SO I HOPE TO WIN AS MANY BOUTS
SO I HOPE TO WIN AS MANY BOUTS AS I CAN.
.
.
. >>> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO NHK
>>> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO NHK
>>> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO NHK "NEWSLINE."
"NEWSLINE."
"NEWSLINE." I'M KEIKO KITAGAWA IN TOKYO.
I'M KEIKO KITAGAWA IN TOKYO.
I'M KEIKO KITAGAWA IN TOKYO. WE START WITH MAJOR LEAGUE
WE START WITH MAJOR LEAGUE
WE START WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WHERE JAPANESE
BASEBALL WHERE JAPANESE
BASEBALL WHERE JAPANESE SUPERSTAR ICHIRO SUZUKI IS
SUPERSTAR ICHIRO SUZUKI IS
SUPERSTAR ICHIRO SUZUKI IS RETIRING.
RETIRING.
RETIRING. HE ENDS IT IN THE COUNTRY WHERE
HE ENDS IT IN THE COUNTRY WHERE
HE ENDS IT IN THE COUNTRY WHERE HIS CAREER FIRST STARTED.
HIS CAREER FIRST STARTED.
HIS CAREER FIRST STARTED. HE MADE HIS FINAL MAJOR LEAGUE
HE MADE HIS FINAL MAJOR LEAGUE
HE MADE HIS FINAL MAJOR LEAGUE APPEARANCE IN THE TEAM'S SEASON
APPEARANCE IN THE TEAM'S SEASON
APPEARANCE IN THE TEAM'S SEASON OPENER IN TOKYO.
OPENER IN TOKYO.
OPENER IN TOKYO. AS HE LEFT THE FIELD, THE ENTIRE
AS HE LEFT THE FIELD, THE ENTIRE
AS HE LEFT THE FIELD, THE ENTIRE STADIUM ROSE TO THEIR FEET FOR A
STADIUM ROSE TO THEIR FEET FOR A
STADIUM ROSE TO THEIR FEET FOR A MINUTES-LONGSTANDING OVATION.
MINUTES-LONGSTANDING OVATION.
MINUTES-LONGSTANDING OVATION. HE WAS MET AT THE DUG OUT BY
HE WAS MET AT THE DUG OUT BY
HE WAS MET AT THE DUG OUT BY PAST AND PRESENT STANDOUTS.
PAST AND PRESENT STANDOUTS.
PAST AND PRESENT STANDOUTS. >> Translator: I'VE DECIDED TO
>> Translator: I'VE DECIDED TO
>> Translator: I'VE DECIDED TO END MY CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL
END MY CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL
END MY CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER.
BASEBALL PLAYER.
BASEBALL PLAYER. I HAD KNOWN GREAT YEARS IN JAPAN
I HAD KNOWN GREAT YEARS IN JAPAN
I HAD KNOWN GREAT YEARS IN JAPAN AND I'M JUST ENDING THE 19th
AND I'M JUST ENDING THE 19th
AND I'M JUST ENDING THE 19th SEASON IN THE U.S.
SEASON IN THE U.S.
SEASON IN THE U.S. I COULD NOT ACHIEVE THE RESULTS
I COULD NOT ACHIEVE THE RESULTS
I COULD NOT ACHIEVE THE RESULTS I WANTED IN THE PRESEASON
I WANTED IN THE PRESEASON
I WANTED IN THE PRESEASON TRAINING, AND I COULD NOT
TRAINING, AND I COULD NOT
TRAINING, AND I COULD NOT RECOVER TO THE LEVEL I NEEDED TO
RECOVER TO THE LEVEL I NEEDED TO
RECOVER TO THE LEVEL I NEEDED TO BE AT.
BE AT.
BE AT. DURING THIS SEASON OPENING
DURING THIS SEASON OPENING
DURING THIS SEASON OPENING SERIES, I WANTED TO ADD ONE MORE
SERIES, I WANTED TO ADD ONE MORE
SERIES, I WANTED TO ADD ONE MORE HIT TO MEET FANS' EXPECTATIONS.
HIT TO MEET FANS' EXPECTATIONS.
HIT TO MEET FANS' EXPECTATIONS. I WANTED TO BRING DOWN THE
I WANTED TO BRING DOWN THE
I WANTED TO BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN ON MY CAREER WITH
CURTAIN ON MY CAREER WITH
CURTAIN ON MY CAREER WITH RESULTS.
RESULTS.
RESULTS. BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THINGS DID
BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THINGS DID
BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THINGS DID NOT TURN OUT THAT WAY.
NOT TURN OUT THAT WAY.
NOT TURN OUT THAT WAY. >> ICHIRO STARTED HIS CAREER IN
>> ICHIRO STARTED HIS CAREER IN
>> ICHIRO STARTED HIS CAREER IN 1992 IN THE JAPANESE
1992 IN THE JAPANESE
1992 IN THE JAPANESE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE.
PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE.
PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE. IN 2001, HE JOINED THE SEATTLE
IN 2001, HE JOINED THE SEATTLE
IN 2001, HE JOINED THE SEATTLE MARINERS.
MARINERS.
MARINERS. IN HIS FIRST SEASON, HE WRACKED
IN HIS FIRST SEASON, HE WRACKED
IN HIS FIRST SEASON, HE WRACKED UP 242 HITS, HELPING HIM WIN MVP
UP 242 HITS, HELPING HIM WIN MVP
UP 242 HITS, HELPING HIM WIN MVP AND ROOKIE OF THE CLEAR.
AND ROOKIE OF THE CLEAR.
AND ROOKIE OF THE CLEAR. IN 2010 HE BECAME THE FIRST
IN 2010 HE BECAME THE FIRST
IN 2010 HE BECAME THE FIRST PLAYER TO HIT AS MANY IN A
PLAYER TO HIT AS MANY IN A
PLAYER TO HIT AS MANY IN A DECADE.
DECADE.
DECADE. >> Translator: I'M SHOCKED,
>> Translator: I'M SHOCKED,
>> Translator: I'M SHOCKED, FEELING A SENSE OF LOSS.
FEELING A SENSE OF LOSS.
FEELING A SENSE OF LOSS. I'M AFRAID I CAN'T WORK
I'M AFRAID I CAN'T WORK
I'M AFRAID I CAN'T WORK TOMORROW.
TOMORROW.
TOMORROW. >> HE'S VERY RESPECTABLE, STRONG
>> HE'S VERY RESPECTABLE, STRONG
>> HE'S VERY RESPECTABLE, STRONG PLAYER.
PLAYER.
PLAYER. BEEN UNDER THE SEATTLE MARINERS
BEEN UNDER THE SEATTLE MARINERS
BEEN UNDER THE SEATTLE MARINERS NAME FOR A LONG TIME.
NAME FOR A LONG TIME.
NAME FOR A LONG TIME. >> HE'S THE FIRST PERSON I EVER
>> HE'S THE FIRST PERSON I EVER
>> HE'S THE FIRST PERSON I EVER REALLY LIKED.
REALLY LIKED.
REALLY LIKED. ALWAYS SOMEONE I LOOKED UP TO.
ALWAYS SOMEONE I LOOKED UP TO.
ALWAYS SOMEONE I LOOKED UP TO. >> ICHIRO'S FORMER TEAMMATE,
>> ICHIRO'S FORMER TEAMMATE,
>> ICHIRO'S FORMER TEAMMATE, EDGAR MARTINEZ, TOOK TO TWITTER
EDGAR MARTINEZ, TOOK TO TWITTER
EDGAR MARTINEZ, TOOK TO TWITTER SAYING IT WAS A PLEASURE TO
SAYING IT WAS A PLEASURE TO
SAYING IT WAS A PLEASURE TO EXPERIENCE HIS PROFESSIONALISM
EXPERIENCE HIS PROFESSIONALISM
EXPERIENCE HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND DISCIPLINE.
AND DISCIPLINE.
AND DISCIPLINE. DESPITE HANGING IT UP, ICHIRO
DESPITE HANGING IT UP, ICHIRO
DESPITE HANGING IT UP, ICHIRO ISN'T LEAVING THE SPORT
ISN'T LEAVING THE SPORT
ISN'T LEAVING THE SPORT ENTIRELY.
ENTIRELY.
ENTIRELY. HE WAS NAMED SPECIAL ASSISTANT
HE WAS NAMED SPECIAL ASSISTANT
HE WAS NAMED SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN.
TO THE CHAIRMAN.
TO THE CHAIRMAN. MASAHITO TANAKA SAYS THE NIGHT
MASAHITO TANAKA SAYS THE NIGHT
MASAHITO TANAKA SAYS THE NIGHT WAS A FITTING END TO AN
WAS A FITTING END TO AN
WAS A FITTING END TO AN ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER.
ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER.
ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER. >> Translator: WHEN HE WAS
>> Translator: WHEN HE WAS
>> Translator: WHEN HE WAS CALLED IN FOR THE LAST TIME,
CALLED IN FOR THE LAST TIME,
CALLED IN FOR THE LAST TIME, WHAT HAPPENED THERE SEEMED TO BE
WHAT HAPPENED THERE SEEMED TO BE
WHAT HAPPENED THERE SEEMED TO BE UNIQUELY AMERICAN.
UNIQUELY AMERICAN.
UNIQUELY AMERICAN. IT WAS QUITE A SENDOFF.
IT WAS QUITE A SENDOFF.
IT WAS QUITE A SENDOFF. THE CROWD, THEIR OPPONENTS,
THE CROWD, THEIR OPPONENTS,
THE CROWD, THEIR OPPONENTS, EVERYBODY APPLAUDED.
EVERYBODY APPLAUDED.
EVERYBODY APPLAUDED. IT WAS A SPECIAL ATMOSPHERE THAT
IT WAS A SPECIAL ATMOSPHERE THAT
IT WAS A SPECIAL ATMOSPHERE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO JUST ANYONE.
DOESN'T HAPPEN TO JUST ANYONE.
DOESN'T HAPPEN TO JUST ANYONE. I THINK IT SHOWS JUST HOW MUCH
I THINK IT SHOWS JUST HOW MUCH
I THINK IT SHOWS JUST HOW MUCH RESPECT ICHIRO HAS EARNED.
RESPECT ICHIRO HAS EARNED.
RESPECT ICHIRO HAS EARNED. >> SHOHEI OTANI FROM THE LOS
>> SHOHEI OTANI FROM THE LOS
>> SHOHEI OTANI FROM THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS SAYS ICHIRO WAS
ANGELES ANGELS SAYS ICHIRO WAS
ANGELES ANGELS SAYS ICHIRO WAS ALWAYS SOMEONE HE WANTED TO
ALWAYS SOMEONE HE WANTED TO
ALWAYS SOMEONE HE WANTED TO BECOME.
BECOME.
BECOME. >> Translator: HE'S MY ROLE
>> Translator: HE'S MY ROLE
>> Translator: HE'S MY ROLE MODEL.
MODEL.
MODEL. HE ALWAYS WILL BE.
HE ALWAYS WILL BE.
HE ALWAYS WILL BE. I CAN'T WATCH HIM PLAY ANYMORE,
I CAN'T WATCH HIM PLAY ANYMORE,
I CAN'T WATCH HIM PLAY ANYMORE, BUT HE'S ALWAYS BEEN MY IDOL AND
BUT HE'S ALWAYS BEEN MY IDOL AND
BUT HE'S ALWAYS BEEN MY IDOL AND WILL REMAIN AN INSPIRATION.
WILL REMAIN AN INSPIRATION.
WILL REMAIN AN INSPIRATION. >> EARLIER, I SPOKE WITH NHK
>> EARLIER, I SPOKE WITH NHK
>> EARLIER, I SPOKE WITH NHK WORLD'S SPORTS CORRESPONDENT.
WORLD'S SPORTS CORRESPONDENT.
WORLD'S SPORTS CORRESPONDENT. HE WORKED IN THE U.S. FOR ALMOST
HE WORKED IN THE U.S. FOR ALMOST
HE WORKED IN THE U.S. FOR ALMOST SEVEN YEARS AND EXCLUSIVELY
SEVEN YEARS AND EXCLUSIVELY
SEVEN YEARS AND EXCLUSIVELY FOCUSSED ON ICHIRO AND MAJOR
FOCUSSED ON ICHIRO AND MAJOR
FOCUSSED ON ICHIRO AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.
LEAGUE BASEBALL.
LEAGUE BASEBALL. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TAKE AWAY FROM HIS
SIGNIFICANT TAKE AWAY FROM HIS
SIGNIFICANT TAKE AWAY FROM HIS LONG CAREER?
LONG CAREER?
LONG CAREER? >> YES, I THINK WHEN PEOPLE ARE
>> YES, I THINK WHEN PEOPLE ARE
>> YES, I THINK WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOOKING BACK AT ICHIRO'S LEGACY,
LOOKING BACK AT ICHIRO'S LEGACY,
LOOKING BACK AT ICHIRO'S LEGACY, THE FIRST THING THEY WILL
THE FIRST THING THEY WILL
THE FIRST THING THEY WILL REMEMBER IS THAT HE WAS SIMPLY
REMEMBER IS THAT HE WAS SIMPLY
REMEMBER IS THAT HE WAS SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE
ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE
ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE BASEBALL.
BASEBALL.
BASEBALL. PEOPLE ALWAYS KNEW HE WAS GREAT
PEOPLE ALWAYS KNEW HE WAS GREAT
PEOPLE ALWAYS KNEW HE WAS GREAT IN JAPAN.
IN JAPAN.
IN JAPAN. THERE WAS SOME INITIAL
THERE WAS SOME INITIAL
THERE WAS SOME INITIAL UNCERTAINTY IN THE U.S., BUT IT
UNCERTAINTY IN THE U.S., BUT IT
UNCERTAINTY IN THE U.S., BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR PEOPLE TO
DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR PEOPLE TO
DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE HOW GREAT HE WAS.
REALIZE HOW GREAT HE WAS.
REALIZE HOW GREAT HE WAS. HIS STRONG ARM WAS COMPARED TO A
HIS STRONG ARM WAS COMPARED TO A
HIS STRONG ARM WAS COMPARED TO A LASER BEAM BY LOCAL MEDIA AND
LASER BEAM BY LOCAL MEDIA AND
LASER BEAM BY LOCAL MEDIA AND DESCRIBED AS A WIZARD AT BAT.
DESCRIBED AS A WIZARD AT BAT.
DESCRIBED AS A WIZARD AT BAT. HE HAD SPEED.
HE HAD SPEED.
HE HAD SPEED. HE HAD IT ALL.
HE HAD IT ALL.
HE HAD IT ALL. HE'S THE REASON WHY MAJOR LEAGUE
HE'S THE REASON WHY MAJOR LEAGUE
HE'S THE REASON WHY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BECAME A PART OF DAILY
BASEBALL BECAME A PART OF DAILY
BASEBALL BECAME A PART OF DAILY SPORTS COVERAGE IN JAPAN.
SPORTS COVERAGE IN JAPAN.
SPORTS COVERAGE IN JAPAN. JOURNALISTS USED TO FOLLOW HIS
JOURNALISTS USED TO FOLLOW HIS
JOURNALISTS USED TO FOLLOW HIS EVERY MOVE AT EVERY GAME.
EVERY MOVE AT EVERY GAME.
EVERY MOVE AT EVERY GAME. THE ATTENTION AROUND HIM WAS
THE ATTENTION AROUND HIM WAS
THE ATTENTION AROUND HIM WAS COMPARED TO A ROCK STAR'S, AND
COMPARED TO A ROCK STAR'S, AND
COMPARED TO A ROCK STAR'S, AND HE PLAYED SUCH A LONG TIME.
HE PLAYED SUCH A LONG TIME.
HE PLAYED SUCH A LONG TIME. HE'S RETIRING WITH A PHENOMENAL
HE'S RETIRING WITH A PHENOMENAL
HE'S RETIRING WITH A PHENOMENAL TRACK RECORD, 3,089 HITS IN MLB.
TRACK RECORD, 3,089 HITS IN MLB.
TRACK RECORD, 3,089 HITS IN MLB. HE STAYED HEALTHY AND NEVER
HE STAYED HEALTHY AND NEVER
HE STAYED HEALTHY AND NEVER SUFFERED A MAJOR INJURY.
SUFFERED A MAJOR INJURY.
SUFFERED A MAJOR INJURY. HE A SLEEK PREGAME ROUTINE HE
HE A SLEEK PREGAME ROUTINE HE
HE A SLEEK PREGAME ROUTINE HE NEVER CHANGED.
NEVER CHANGED.
NEVER CHANGED. ANOTHER THING HE WILL BE
ANOTHER THING HE WILL BE
ANOTHER THING HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR IS PAVING THE WAY
REMEMBERED FOR IS PAVING THE WAY
REMEMBERED FOR IS PAVING THE WAY FOR OTHER JAPANESE PLAYERS TO
FOR OTHER JAPANESE PLAYERS TO
FOR OTHER JAPANESE PLAYERS TO PLAY IN THE MLB.
PLAY IN THE MLB.
PLAY IN THE MLB. A HANDFUL OF FIELD PLAYERS CAME
A HANDFUL OF FIELD PLAYERS CAME
A HANDFUL OF FIELD PLAYERS CAME AFTER ICHIRO, INCLUDING OTANI.
AFTER ICHIRO, INCLUDING OTANI.
AFTER ICHIRO, INCLUDING OTANI. I DEFINITELY THINK ICHIRO OPENED
I DEFINITELY THINK ICHIRO OPENED
I DEFINITELY THINK ICHIRO OPENED SOME DOORS.
SOME DOORS.
SOME DOORS. >> WHAT MADE HIM END HIS CAREER
>> WHAT MADE HIM END HIS CAREER
>> WHAT MADE HIM END HIS CAREER IN JAPAN.
IN JAPAN.
IN JAPAN. >> I TRAVELED TO ARIZONA.
>> I TRAVELED TO ARIZONA.
>> I TRAVELED TO ARIZONA. HE HIT A SINGLE IN THAT GAME AND
HE HIT A SINGLE IN THAT GAME AND
HE HIT A SINGLE IN THAT GAME AND GOT BIG CHEERS FROM FANS, BUT
GOT BIG CHEERS FROM FANS, BUT
GOT BIG CHEERS FROM FANS, BUT OVERALL HE WASN'T GETTING THE
OVERALL HE WASN'T GETTING THE
OVERALL HE WASN'T GETTING THE RESULT HE WANTED.
RESULT HE WANTED.
RESULT HE WANTED. AND REMEMBER, LAST YEAR HE WAS
AND REMEMBER, LAST YEAR HE WAS
AND REMEMBER, LAST YEAR HE WAS OUT FOR ALMOST THE ENTIRE SEASON
OUT FOR ALMOST THE ENTIRE SEASON
OUT FOR ALMOST THE ENTIRE SEASON AFTER BEING MOVED OFF THE
AFTER BEING MOVED OFF THE
AFTER BEING MOVED OFF THE ROSTER, SO HE HAD BEEN
ROSTER, SO HE HAD BEEN
ROSTER, SO HE HAD BEEN STRUGGLING.
STRUGGLING.
STRUGGLING. AT PRESS CONFERENCE THIS
AT PRESS CONFERENCE THIS
AT PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING, ICHIRO SAID HE MADE THE
MORNING, ICHIRO SAID HE MADE THE
MORNING, ICHIRO SAID HE MADE THE DECISION TO RETIRE DURING SPRING
DECISION TO RETIRE DURING SPRING
DECISION TO RETIRE DURING SPRING TRAINING.
TRAINING.
TRAINING. HE DIDN'T ELABORATE, AND THAT'S
HE DIDN'T ELABORATE, AND THAT'S
HE DIDN'T ELABORATE, AND THAT'S TYPICAL ICHIRO.
TYPICAL ICHIRO.
TYPICAL ICHIRO. IN THE LOCKER ROOM, HE DIDN'T
IN THE LOCKER ROOM, HE DIDN'T
IN THE LOCKER ROOM, HE DIDN'T SPEAK A LOT.
SPEAK A LOT.
SPEAK A LOT. HE WAS ALWAYS MORE OF A
HE WAS ALWAYS MORE OF A
HE WAS ALWAYS MORE OF A PERFORMANCE-SPEAKS-FOR-ITSELF
PERFORMANCE-SPEAKS-FOR-ITSELF
PERFORMANCE-SPEAKS-FOR-ITSELF KIND OF PLAYER.
KIND OF PLAYER.
KIND OF PLAYER. HE RARELY SPOKE AT PRESS
HE RARELY SPOKE AT PRESS
HE RARELY SPOKE AT PRESS CONFERENCES.
CONFERENCES.
CONFERENCES. BUT THIS MORNING HE SPOKE FOR
BUT THIS MORNING HE SPOKE FOR
BUT THIS MORNING HE SPOKE FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR.
MORE THAN AN HOUR.
MORE THAN AN HOUR. THAT'S AN EXCEPTIONALLY LONG
THAT'S AN EXCEPTIONALLY LONG
THAT'S AN EXCEPTIONALLY LONG TIME FOR ICHIRO.
TIME FOR ICHIRO.
TIME FOR ICHIRO. AND HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS.
AND HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS.
AND HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS. I THINK ICHIRO WANTED TO SEND A
I THINK ICHIRO WANTED TO SEND A
I THINK ICHIRO WANTED TO SEND A BIG THANKS TO HIS FANS HERE IN
BIG THANKS TO HIS FANS HERE IN
BIG THANKS TO HIS FANS HERE IN JAPAN.
JAPAN.
JAPAN. >> NEW ZEALAND CONTINUES TO
>> NEW ZEALAND CONTINUES TO
>> NEW ZEALAND CONTINUES TO MOURN ONE WEEK AFTER A GUNMAN
MOURN ONE WEEK AFTER A GUNMAN
MOURN ONE WEEK AFTER A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE DURING PRAYERS AT
OPENED FIRE DURING PRAYERS AT
OPENED FIRE DURING PRAYERS AT TWO MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH,
TWO MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH,
TWO MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH, KILLING 50 PEOPLE.
KILLING 50 PEOPLE.
KILLING 50 PEOPLE. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL
FAITHS GATHERED IN FRONT OF ONE
FAITHS GATHERED IN FRONT OF ONE
FAITHS GATHERED IN FRONT OF ONE OF THE MOSQUES TO PAY THEIR
OF THE MOSQUES TO PAY THEIR
OF THE MOSQUES TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS.
RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS.
RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS. >> NEW ZEALAND MOURNS WITH YOU,
>> NEW ZEALAND MOURNS WITH YOU,
>> NEW ZEALAND MOURNS WITH YOU, WE ARE ONE.
WE ARE ONE.
WE ARE ONE. >> IT WAS FOLLOWED BY MOMENTS OF
>> IT WAS FOLLOWED BY MOMENTS OF
>> IT WAS FOLLOWED BY MOMENTS OF SILENCE.
SILENCE.
SILENCE. ONE OF THE IMAMS THANKED THE
ONE OF THE IMAMS THANKED THE
ONE OF THE IMAMS THANKED THE PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND
PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND
PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND THAT THE TERRORISTS FAILED IN
THAT THE TERRORISTS FAILED IN
THAT THE TERRORISTS FAILED IN THEIR MISSION TO TEAR THE NATION
THEIR MISSION TO TEAR THE NATION
THEIR MISSION TO TEAR THE NATION APART.
APART.
APART. >> WE ARE BROKENHEARTED, BUT WE
>> WE ARE BROKENHEARTED, BUT WE
>> WE ARE BROKENHEARTED, BUT WE ARE NOT BROKEN.
ARE NOT BROKEN.
ARE NOT BROKEN. WE ARE ALIVE.
WE ARE ALIVE.
WE ARE ALIVE. WE ARE TOGETHER.
WE ARE TOGETHER.
WE ARE TOGETHER. WE ARE DETERMINED.
WE ARE DETERMINED.
WE ARE DETERMINED. TO NOT LET ANYONE DIVIDE US.
TO NOT LET ANYONE DIVIDE US.
TO NOT LET ANYONE DIVIDE US. >> 28-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN
>> 28-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN
>> 28-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN BRENTEN TARRANT HAS BEEN CHARGED
BRENTEN TARRANT HAS BEEN CHARGED
BRENTEN TARRANT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER.
WITH MURDER.
WITH MURDER. HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE LEGALLY
HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE LEGALLY
HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE LEGALLY OBTAINED THE GUN HE USED IN THE
OBTAINED THE GUN HE USED IN THE
OBTAINED THE GUN HE USED IN THE ATTACKS.
ATTACKS.
ATTACKS. THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT IS
THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT IS
THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO BAN THE SALE OF
PLANNING TO BAN THE SALE OF
PLANNING TO BAN THE SALE OF SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.
SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.
SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN VERY
>> Reporter: IT'S BEEN VERY
>> Reporter: IT'S BEEN VERY SOMBER.
SOMBER.
SOMBER. THERE WAS AN IMMENSE FEELING OF
THERE WAS AN IMMENSE FEELING OF
THERE WAS AN IMMENSE FEELING OF SADNESS AMONG THE PEOPLE
SADNESS AMONG THE PEOPLE
SADNESS AMONG THE PEOPLE ATTENDING.
ATTENDING.
ATTENDING. ONE THING I KEPT HEARING PEOPLE
ONE THING I KEPT HEARING PEOPLE
ONE THING I KEPT HEARING PEOPLE REPEAT IS, NEW ZEALAND, WE ARE
REPEAT IS, NEW ZEALAND, WE ARE
REPEAT IS, NEW ZEALAND, WE ARE ONE.
ONE.
ONE. ANOTHER COMMON MESSAGE IS HOW
ANOTHER COMMON MESSAGE IS HOW
ANOTHER COMMON MESSAGE IS HOW MUCH EVERYONE WANTED TO SHOW
MUCH EVERYONE WANTED TO SHOW
MUCH EVERYONE WANTED TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE MUSLIM
THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE MUSLIM
THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY.
COMMUNITY.
COMMUNITY. THAT WAS ON FULL DISPLAY TODAY.
THAT WAS ON FULL DISPLAY TODAY.
THAT WAS ON FULL DISPLAY TODAY. WOMEN WHO ATTENDED, INCLUDING
WOMEN WHO ATTENDED, INCLUDING
WOMEN WHO ATTENDED, INCLUDING THE PRIME MINISTER, WORE HIJABS
THE PRIME MINISTER, WORE HIJABS
THE PRIME MINISTER, WORE HIJABS TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY.
TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY.
TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY. >> THEY ARE WITH US IN THIS
>> THEY ARE WITH US IN THIS
>> THEY ARE WITH US IN THIS COMMUNITY.
COMMUNITY.
COMMUNITY. THEY LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND.
THEY LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND.
THEY LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND. THIS IS THEIR HOME.
THIS IS THEIR HOME.
THIS IS THEIR HOME. >> Reporter: SINCE THE ATTACK,
>> Reporter: SINCE THE ATTACK,
>> Reporter: SINCE THE ATTACK, DONATIONS HAVE BEEN FLOODING IN.
DONATIONS HAVE BEEN FLOODING IN.
DONATIONS HAVE BEEN FLOODING IN. LOCAL MEDIA SAY MORE THAN $6
LOCAL MEDIA SAY MORE THAN $6
LOCAL MEDIA SAY MORE THAN $6 MILLION HAS BEEN PLEDGED TO
MILLION HAS BEEN PLEDGED TO
MILLION HAS BEEN PLEDGED TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE
ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE
ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE SUPPORTING THE VICTIMS'
SUPPORTING THE VICTIMS'
SUPPORTING THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES.
FAMILIES.
FAMILIES. AND WHEN WE VISITED A VOLUNTEER
AND WHEN WE VISITED A VOLUNTEER
AND WHEN WE VISITED A VOLUNTEER GROUP'S OFFICE, MANY VISITORS
GROUP'S OFFICE, MANY VISITORS
GROUP'S OFFICE, MANY VISITORS ARE BRINGING IN FOOD AND DAILY
ARE BRINGING IN FOOD AND DAILY
ARE BRINGING IN FOOD AND DAILY SUPPLIES.
SUPPLIES.
SUPPLIES. MANY OF THE VICTIMS WERE
MANY OF THE VICTIMS WERE
MANY OF THE VICTIMS WERE REFUGEES FROM ASIA AND THE
REFUGEES FROM ASIA AND THE
REFUGEES FROM ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST.
MIDDLE EAST.
MIDDLE EAST. AND NEW ZEALAND HAS A REPUTATION
AND NEW ZEALAND HAS A REPUTATION
AND NEW ZEALAND HAS A REPUTATION OF TRYING TO CREATE A DIVERSE,
OF TRYING TO CREATE A DIVERSE,
OF TRYING TO CREATE A DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE SOCIETY.
INCLUSIVE SOCIETY.
INCLUSIVE SOCIETY. PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAY THEY WANT
PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAY THEY WANT
PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAY THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T
TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T
TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T CHANGE.
CHANGE.
CHANGE. THE TWO MOSQUES INVOLVED IN THE
THE TWO MOSQUES INVOLVED IN THE
THE TWO MOSQUES INVOLVED IN THE RAMPAGE ARE BEING REPAIRED, BUT
RAMPAGE ARE BEING REPAIRED, BUT
RAMPAGE ARE BEING REPAIRED, BUT IT'S UNCLEAR WHEN THEY WILL BE
IT'S UNCLEAR WHEN THEY WILL BE
IT'S UNCLEAR WHEN THEY WILL BE REOPENED.
REOPENED.
REOPENED. MEANWHILE, POLICE ARE
MEANWHILE, POLICE ARE
MEANWHILE, POLICE ARE MAINTAINING AN INCREASED
MAINTAINING AN INCREASED
MAINTAINING AN INCREASED PRESENCE AT MOSQUES AROUND THE
PRESENCE AT MOSQUES AROUND THE
PRESENCE AT MOSQUES AROUND THE COUNTRY.
COUNTRY.
COUNTRY. >>> THE FORMER BRAZILIAN
>>> THE FORMER BRAZILIAN
>>> THE FORMER BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND
PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND
PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND DETAINED IN SAO PAULO ON
DETAINED IN SAO PAULO ON
DETAINED IN SAO PAULO ON THURSDAY.
THURSDAY.
THURSDAY. HE IS SUSPECTED OF RECEIVING
HE IS SUSPECTED OF RECEIVING
HE IS SUSPECTED OF RECEIVING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN BRIBES FROM CONSTRUCTION
IN BRIBES FROM CONSTRUCTION
IN BRIBES FROM CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WHEN HE WAS VICE
COMPANIES WHEN HE WAS VICE
COMPANIES WHEN HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT.
PRESIDENT.
PRESIDENT. HE HAS CONSISTENTLY DENIED ANY
HE HAS CONSISTENTLY DENIED ANY
HE HAS CONSISTENTLY DENIED ANY WRONGDOING, TEMER SERVED UNDER
WRONGDOING, TEMER SERVED UNDER
WRONGDOING, TEMER SERVED UNDER PRESIDENT ROUSSEFF.
PRESIDENT ROUSSEFF.
PRESIDENT ROUSSEFF. TEMER WAS CHARGED IN 2017 WHILE
TEMER WAS CHARGED IN 2017 WHILE
TEMER WAS CHARGED IN 2017 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE, BUT CONGRESS
STILL IN OFFICE, BUT CONGRESS
STILL IN OFFICE, BUT CONGRESS DECIDED TO BLOCK HIS INDICTMENT.
DECIDED TO BLOCK HIS INDICTMENT.
DECIDED TO BLOCK HIS INDICTMENT. >>> POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A
>>> POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A
>>> POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A MASSIVE CORRUPTION SCANDAL,
MASSIVE CORRUPTION SCANDAL,
MASSIVE CORRUPTION SCANDAL, ANOTHER FORMER PRESIDENT,
ANOTHER FORMER PRESIDENT,
ANOTHER FORMER PRESIDENT, DESILVA, WAS FOUND GUILTY AND
DESILVA, WAS FOUND GUILTY AND
DESILVA, WAS FOUND GUILTY AND JAILED FOR TAKING ABOUT $1
JAILED FOR TAKING ABOUT $1
JAILED FOR TAKING ABOUT $1 MILLION IN BRIBES FROM A MAJOR
MILLION IN BRIBES FROM A MAJOR
MILLION IN BRIBES FROM A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION FIRM.
CONSTRUCTION FIRM.
CONSTRUCTION FIRM. >>> THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS
>>> THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS
>>> THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON TWO CHINESE
IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON TWO CHINESE
IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON TWO CHINESE SHIPPING COMPANIES FOR VIOLATING
SHIPPING COMPANIES FOR VIOLATING
SHIPPING COMPANIES FOR VIOLATING U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SANCTIONS
U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SANCTIONS
U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SANCTIONS RESOLUTIONS ON NORTH KOREA.
RESOLUTIONS ON NORTH KOREA.
RESOLUTIONS ON NORTH KOREA. IT'S THE FIRST SUCH MOVE SINCE
IT'S THE FIRST SUCH MOVE SINCE
IT'S THE FIRST SUCH MOVE SINCE TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT DONALD
TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT DONALD
TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN BROKE DOWN
TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN BROKE DOWN
TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN BROKE DOWN LAST MONTH IN HANOI.
LAST MONTH IN HANOI.
LAST MONTH IN HANOI. THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAYS ONE
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAYS ONE
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAYS ONE OF THE COMPANIES PROVIDED GOODS
OF THE COMPANIES PROVIDED GOODS
OF THE COMPANIES PROVIDED GOODS TO A NORTH KOREAN FIRM THAT'S
TO A NORTH KOREAN FIRM THAT'S
TO A NORTH KOREAN FIRM THAT'S AFFILIATED WITH PYONGYANG'S SPY
AFFILIATED WITH PYONGYANG'S SPY
AFFILIATED WITH PYONGYANG'S SPY AGENCY.
AGENCY.
AGENCY. THE OTHER ENABLED NORTH KOREAN
THE OTHER ENABLED NORTH KOREAN
THE OTHER ENABLED NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS IN EUROPE TO PURCHASE
OFFICIALS IN EUROPE TO PURCHASE
OFFICIALS IN EUROPE TO PURCHASE GOODS.
GOODS.
GOODS. THE SANCTIONS PROHIBIT THE U.S.
THE SANCTIONS PROHIBIT THE U.S.
THE SANCTIONS PROHIBIT THE U.S. DEALINGS WITH THE DESIGNATED
DEALINGS WITH THE DESIGNATED
DEALINGS WITH THE DESIGNATED COMPANIES AND FREEZES THEIR U.S.
COMPANIES AND FREEZES THEIR U.S.
COMPANIES AND FREEZES THEIR U.S. ASSETS.
ASSETS.
ASSETS. THE DEPARTMENT ALSO RELEASED A
THE DEPARTMENT ALSO RELEASED A
THE DEPARTMENT ALSO RELEASED A LIST OF 67 VESSELS THAT IT SAYS
LIST OF 67 VESSELS THAT IT SAYS
LIST OF 67 VESSELS THAT IT SAYS ENFINALED IN ILLICIT SHIP TO
ENFINALED IN ILLICIT SHIP TO
ENFINALED IN ILLICIT SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFERS.
SHIP TRANSFERS.
SHIP TRANSFERS. STEVEN MNUCHIN REITERATED THAT
STEVEN MNUCHIN REITERATED THAT
STEVEN MNUCHIN REITERATED THAT THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF U.N.
THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF U.N.
THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF U.N. RESOLUTION IS CRUCIAL TO
RESOLUTION IS CRUCIAL TO
RESOLUTION IS CRUCIAL TO ACHIEVING THE FULL
ACHIEVING THE FULL
ACHIEVING THE FULL DENUCLEARIZATION OF NORTH KOREA.
DENUCLEARIZATION OF NORTH KOREA.
DENUCLEARIZATION OF NORTH KOREA. LAST MONTH, TRUMP AND KIM LEFT
LAST MONTH, TRUMP AND KIM LEFT
LAST MONTH, TRUMP AND KIM LEFT HANOI WITHOUT A DEAL ON
HANOI WITHOUT A DEAL ON
HANOI WITHOUT A DEAL ON DENUCLEARIZATION.
DENUCLEARIZATION.
DENUCLEARIZATION. SINCE THEN, KIM SAID THERE,
SINCE THEN, KIM SAID THERE,
SINCE THEN, KIM SAID THERE, TRUMP SAID THERE'S STILL GROUNDS
TRUMP SAID THERE'S STILL GROUNDS
TRUMP SAID THERE'S STILL GROUNDS FOR FULL SANCTIONS.
FOR FULL SANCTIONS.
FOR FULL SANCTIONS. >>> STATE-RUN MEDIA SAY THE
>>> STATE-RUN MEDIA SAY THE
>>> STATE-RUN MEDIA SAY THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL
COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL
COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL MEET APRIL 11th IN PYONGYANG.
MEET APRIL 11th IN PYONGYANG.
MEET APRIL 11th IN PYONGYANG. THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY
THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY
THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY DECIDES THE NATIONAL BUDGET,
DECIDES THE NATIONAL BUDGET,
LAW REVISIONS AND PERSONAL EL
LAW REVISIONS AND PERSONAL EL
LAW REVISIONS AND PERSONAL EL APPOINTMENTS.
APPOINTMENTS.
APPOINTMENTS. NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN
NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN
NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN WAS NOT ON THE BALLOT AND NO
WAS NOT ON THE BALLOT AND NO
WAS NOT ON THE BALLOT AND NO EXPLANATION WAS GIVEN WHY.
EXPLANATION WAS GIVEN WHY.
EXPLANATION WAS GIVEN WHY. BUT THERE'S GROWING SPECULATION
BUT THERE'S GROWING SPECULATION
BUT THERE'S GROWING SPECULATION THAT HE MIGHT BE APPOINTED TO A
THAT HE MIGHT BE APPOINTED TO A
THAT HE MIGHT BE APPOINTED TO A NEW POST.
NEW POST.
NEW POST. THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION IS
THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION IS
THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION IS EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON REBUILDING
EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON REBUILDING
EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON REBUILDING THE ECONOMY AS IT CONTINUES TO
THE ECONOMY AS IT CONTINUES TO
THE ECONOMY AS IT CONTINUES TO COPE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF
COPE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF
COPE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS.
INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS.
INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS. >>> MEANWHILE, SOURCES SAY A TOP
>>> MEANWHILE, SOURCES SAY A TOP
>>> MEANWHILE, SOURCES SAY A TOP AIDE TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM
AIDE TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM
AIDE TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN HAS BEEN IN MOSCOW SINCE
JONG UN HAS BEEN IN MOSCOW SINCE
JONG UN HAS BEEN IN MOSCOW SINCE TUESDAY.
TUESDAY.
TUESDAY. KIM CHAN SONG WHO IS KNOWN AS
KIM CHAN SONG WHO IS KNOWN AS
KIM CHAN SONG WHO IS KNOWN AS HIS BUTLER ALSO VISITED VIETNAM
HIS BUTLER ALSO VISITED VIETNAM
HIS BUTLER ALSO VISITED VIETNAM AHEAD OF THE KOREAN SUMMIT.
AHEAD OF THE KOREAN SUMMIT.
AHEAD OF THE KOREAN SUMMIT. PRESIDENT PUTIN HAS INVITED HIM
PRESIDENT PUTIN HAS INVITED HIM
PRESIDENT PUTIN HAS INVITED HIM TO VISIT RUSSIA.
TO VISIT RUSSIA.
TO VISIT RUSSIA. THE TRIP COULD INDICATE AN
THE TRIP COULD INDICATE AN
THE TRIP COULD INDICATE AN UPCOMING SUMMIT BETWEEN THE TWO
UPCOMING SUMMIT BETWEEN THE TWO
UPCOMING SUMMIT BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS.
LEADERS.
LEADERS. >>> SOUTH KOREA SAYS NORTH KOREA
>>> SOUTH KOREA SAYS NORTH KOREA
>>> SOUTH KOREA SAYS NORTH KOREA HAS PULLED STAFF OUT OF A JOINT
HAS PULLED STAFF OUT OF A JOINT
HAS PULLED STAFF OUT OF A JOINT LIAISON OFFICE TO SET UP PRIVATE
LIAISON OFFICE TO SET UP PRIVATE
LIAISON OFFICE TO SET UP PRIVATE SECTOR EXCHANGES.
SECTOR EXCHANGES.
SECTOR EXCHANGES. THE MOVE MAY BE AN ATTEMPT TO
THE MOVE MAY BE AN ATTEMPT TO
THE MOVE MAY BE AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE SOUTH TO PLAY A MORE
GET THE SOUTH TO PLAY A MORE
GET THE SOUTH TO PLAY A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN MATTERS
ACTIVE ROLE IN MATTERS
ACTIVE ROLE IN MATTERS CONCERNING THE TWO KOREAS AND
CONCERNING THE TWO KOREAS AND
CONCERNING THE TWO KOREAS AND THE UNITED STATES.
THE UNITED STATES.
THE UNITED STATES. AN ARTICLE ON A WEBSITE WAS
AN ARTICLE ON A WEBSITE WAS
AN ARTICLE ON A WEBSITE WAS CRITICAL AND SAID PEACE ON THE
CRITICAL AND SAID PEACE ON THE
CRITICAL AND SAID PEACE ON THE PENINSULA SHOULD BE BROUGHT
PENINSULA SHOULD BE BROUGHT
PENINSULA SHOULD BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE TWO COUNTRIES, NOT
ABOUT BY THE TWO COUNTRIES, NOT
ABOUT BY THE TWO COUNTRIES, NOT BY A THIRD PARTY.
BY A THIRD PARTY.
BY A THIRD PARTY. THE ARTICLE ACCUSED SOUTH KOREAN
THE ARTICLE ACCUSED SOUTH KOREAN
THE ARTICLE ACCUSED SOUTH KOREAN AUTHORITIES OF FAILING TO TAKE
AUTHORITIES OF FAILING TO TAKE
AUTHORITIES OF FAILING TO TAKE PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WOULD
PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WOULD
PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WOULD FUNDAMENTALLY IMPROVE
FUNDAMENTALLY IMPROVE
FUNDAMENTALLY IMPROVE NORTH/SOUTH RELATIONS.
NORTH/SOUTH RELATIONS.
NORTH/SOUTH RELATIONS. IT CALLED ON SEOUL TO MAKE
IT CALLED ON SEOUL TO MAKE
IT CALLED ON SEOUL TO MAKE DEMANDS ON THE U.S.
DEMANDS ON THE U.S.
DEMANDS ON THE U.S. AFTER THE SECOND U.S./NORTH
AFTER THE SECOND U.S./NORTH
AFTER THE SECOND U.S./NORTH KOREAN SUMMIT ENDED WITHOUT AN
KOREAN SUMMIT ENDED WITHOUT AN
KOREAN SUMMIT ENDED WITHOUT AN AGREEMENT, SOUTH KOREA SAY IT
AGREEMENT, SOUTH KOREA SAY IT
AGREEMENT, SOUTH KOREA SAY IT WOULD MEDIATE BETWEEN PYONGYANG
WOULD MEDIATE BETWEEN PYONGYANG
WOULD MEDIATE BETWEEN PYONGYANG AND WASHINGTON.
AND WASHINGTON.
AND WASHINGTON. THE SOUTH SAYS IT WILL PROVIDE
THE SOUTH SAYS IT WILL PROVIDE
THE SOUTH SAYS IT WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE NORTH WITHIN
ASSISTANCE TO THE NORTH WITHIN
ASSISTANCE TO THE NORTH WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL
THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL
THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS AGAINST PYONGYANG.
SANCTIONS AGAINST PYONGYANG.
SANCTIONS AGAINST PYONGYANG. >>> NOW LET'S GET YOU THE
>>> NOW LET'S GET YOU THE
>>> NOW LET'S GET YOU THE BUSINESS HEADLINES FOR THIS
BUSINESS HEADLINES FOR THIS
BUSINESS HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR.
HOUR.
HOUR. A SHORTAGE OF STAFF IS FORCING
A SHORTAGE OF STAFF IS FORCING
A SHORTAGE OF STAFF IS FORCING DELIVERY COMPANIES IN JAPAN TO
DELIVERY COMPANIES IN JAPAN TO
DELIVERY COMPANIES IN JAPAN TO TURN TO DRIVERLESS VEHICLES.
TURN TO DRIVERLESS VEHICLES.
TURN TO DRIVERLESS VEHICLES. BUT JAPAN POSTED AMONG THEM AND
BUT JAPAN POSTED AMONG THEM AND
BUT JAPAN POSTED AMONG THEM AND IS NOW RUNNING TESTS IN TOKYO.
IS NOW RUNNING TESTS IN TOKYO.
IS NOW RUNNING TESTS IN TOKYO. THE VEHICLE COMES WITH
THE VEHICLE COMES WITH
THE VEHICLE COMES WITH TECHNOLOGY THAT'S ONE LEVEL DOWN
TECHNOLOGY THAT'S ONE LEVEL DOWN
TECHNOLOGY THAT'S ONE LEVEL DOWN FROM FULLY AUTONOMOUS.
FROM FULLY AUTONOMOUS.
FROM FULLY AUTONOMOUS. IT CAN TRAVELPY ITSELF IN
IT CAN TRAVELPY ITSELF IN
IT CAN TRAVELPY ITSELF IN LIMITED AREAS.
LIMITED AREAS.
LIMITED AREAS. IT REFERS TO ROUTE INFORMATION
IT REFERS TO ROUTE INFORMATION
IT REFERS TO ROUTE INFORMATION INPUT BEFORE HAND AND USES GPS
INPUT BEFORE HAND AND USES GPS
INPUT BEFORE HAND AND USES GPS TO DETERMINE ITS LOCATION.
TO DETERMINE ITS LOCATION.
TO DETERMINE ITS LOCATION. IN THE TESTS, THE VEHICLE RAN AT
IN THE TESTS, THE VEHICLE RAN AT
IN THE TESTS, THE VEHICLE RAN AT 20 KILOMETERS PER HOUR WITHIN
20 KILOMETERS PER HOUR WITHIN
20 KILOMETERS PER HOUR WITHIN ROADS ON A COMPANY COMPOUND.
ROADS ON A COMPANY COMPOUND.
ROADS ON A COMPANY COMPOUND. AN OFFICIAL MONITORED PROGRESS
AN OFFICIAL MONITORED PROGRESS
AN OFFICIAL MONITORED PROGRESS REMOTELY THROUGH CAMERAS
REMOTELY THROUGH CAMERAS
REMOTELY THROUGH CAMERAS ATTACHED TO THE CAR.
ATTACHED TO THE CAR.
ATTACHED TO THE CAR. HE STEERED THE VEHICLE AROUND
HE STEERED THE VEHICLE AROUND
HE STEERED THE VEHICLE AROUND OBSTACLES.
OBSTACLES.
OBSTACLES. >> Translator: WE WANT TO
>> Translator: WE WANT TO
>> Translator: WE WANT TO IMPROVE OUR PACKAN DELIVERIES BY
IMPROVE OUR PACKAN DELIVERIES BY
IMPROVE OUR PACKAN DELIVERIES BY COMBINING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES,
COMBINING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES,
COMBINING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES, ROBOTS AND DRONES.
ROBOTS AND DRONES.
ROBOTS AND DRONES. >> IT WILL RUN MORE TESTS AND
>> IT WILL RUN MORE TESTS AND
>> IT WILL RUN MORE TESTS AND AIMS TO START USING SELF-DRIVING
AIMS TO START USING SELF-DRIVING
AIMS TO START USING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES NEXT YEAR AT THE
VEHICLES NEXT YEAR AT THE
VEHICLES NEXT YEAR AT THE EARLIEST FOR CARRYING PACKAGES
EARLIEST FOR CARRYING PACKAGES
EARLIEST FOR CARRYING PACKAGES BETWEEN POST OFFICES.
BETWEEN POST OFFICES.
BETWEEN POST OFFICES. >>> INTEREST RATES ON JAPAN'S
>>> INTEREST RATES ON JAPAN'S
>>> INTEREST RATES ON JAPAN'S TEN-YEAR BENCHMARK BOND HAS
TEN-YEAR BENCHMARK BOND HAS
TEN-YEAR BENCHMARK BOND HAS FALLEN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN
FALLEN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN
FALLEN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN TWO YEARS.
TWO YEARS.
TWO YEARS. IT FELL TO MINUS .07% AT ONE
IT FELL TO MINUS .07% AT ONE
IT FELL TO MINUS .07% AT ONE STAGE.
STAGE.
STAGE. INVESTORS ARE BUYING UP THE
INVESTORS ARE BUYING UP THE
INVESTORS ARE BUYING UP THE BONDS AFTER THE U.S. FEDERAL
BONDS AFTER THE U.S. FEDERAL
BONDS AFTER THE U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE SIGNALED IT WOULD NOT BE
RESERVE SIGNALED IT WOULD NOT BE
RESERVE SIGNALED IT WOULD NOT BE RAISING INTEREST RATES THIS YEAR
RAISING INTEREST RATES THIS YEAR
RAISING INTEREST RATES THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF A SLOWING ECONOMY.
BECAUSE OF A SLOWING ECONOMY.
BECAUSE OF A SLOWING ECONOMY. BOND YIELDS TYPICALLY FALL WHEN
BOND YIELDS TYPICALLY FALL WHEN
BOND YIELDS TYPICALLY FALL WHEN PRICES RISE.
PRICES RISE.
PRICES RISE. THE FEDS ANNOUNCEMENT ON
THE FEDS ANNOUNCEMENT ON
THE FEDS ANNOUNCEMENT ON WEDNESDAY LED LONG-TERM INTEREST
WEDNESDAY LED LONG-TERM INTEREST
WEDNESDAY LED LONG-TERM INTEREST RATES TO FALL AS THEY BECAME
RATES TO FALL AS THEY BECAME
RATES TO FALL AS THEY BECAME CONSCIOUS ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S
CONSCIOUS ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S
CONSCIOUS ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK. THEY SAY THAT'S PUTTING DOWNWARD
THEY SAY THAT'S PUTTING DOWNWARD
THEY SAY THAT'S PUTTING DOWNWARD PRESSURE ON JAPAN'S BENCH MARK
PRESSURE ON JAPAN'S BENCH MARK
PRESSURE ON JAPAN'S BENCH MARK RATE.
RATE.
RATE. >>> AND JAPAN'S KEY RATE OF
>>> AND JAPAN'S KEY RATE OF
>>> AND JAPAN'S KEY RATE OF INFLATION ROSE IN FEBRUARY,
INFLATION ROSE IN FEBRUARY,
INFLATION ROSE IN FEBRUARY, MARKING THE 26th STRAIGHT
MARKING THE 26th STRAIGHT
MARKING THE 26th STRAIGHT MONTHLY INCREASE.
MONTHLY INCREASE.
MONTHLY INCREASE. THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX EXCLUDING FRESH FOOD WAS UP,
EXCLUDING FRESH FOOD WAS UP,
EXCLUDING FRESH FOOD WAS UP, OFFICIALS ATTRIBUTE THE RISE TO
OFFICIALS ATTRIBUTE THE RISE TO
OFFICIALS ATTRIBUTE THE RISE TO A HIGHER UTILITY BILLS AND
A HIGHER UTILITY BILLS AND
A HIGHER UTILITY BILLS AND DEMAND FOR OVERSEAS TOUR
DEMAND FOR OVERSEAS TOUR
DEMAND FOR OVERSEAS TOUR PACKAGES.
PACKAGES.
PACKAGES. BUT GASOLINE PRICES WENT DOWN
BUT GASOLINE PRICES WENT DOWN
BUT GASOLINE PRICES WENT DOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 27 MONTHS
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 27 MONTHS
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 27 MONTHS AMID THE FALLING PRICE OF CRUDE.
AMID THE FALLING PRICE OF CRUDE.
AMID THE FALLING PRICE OF CRUDE. MAJOR ELECTRIC COMPANIES PLAN TO
MAJOR ELECTRIC COMPANIES PLAN TO
MAJOR ELECTRIC COMPANIES PLAN TO LOWER PRICES FROM NEXT MONTH.
LOWER PRICES FROM NEXT MONTH.
LOWER PRICES FROM NEXT MONTH. ATTENTION IS ON WHETHER THE
ATTENTION IS ON WHETHER THE
ATTENTION IS ON WHETHER THE IMPACT OF CHEAPER CRUDE PRICES
IMPACT OF CHEAPER CRUDE PRICES
IMPACT OF CHEAPER CRUDE PRICES WILL SPREAD FURTHER.
WILL SPREAD FURTHER.
WILL SPREAD FURTHER. >>> AND WE NOW BRING YOU THIS
>>> AND WE NOW BRING YOU THIS
>>> AND WE NOW BRING YOU THIS WEEK'S BUSINESS NEWS FROM THIS
WEEK'S BUSINESS NEWS FROM THIS
WEEK'S BUSINESS NEWS FROM THIS PART OF THE WORLD IN OUR SEGMENT
PART OF THE WORLD IN OUR SEGMENT
PART OF THE WORLD IN OUR SEGMENT ASIA BIZ FOCUS.
ASIA BIZ FOCUS.
ASIA BIZ FOCUS. HERE'S A LOOK AT THE STORIES.
HERE'S A LOOK AT THE STORIES.
A CHINESE INTERNET FIRM SAYS
A CHINESE INTERNET FIRM SAYS
A CHINESE INTERNET FIRM SAYS TENCENT PUSHED UP REVENUE.
TENCENT PUSHED UP REVENUE.
TENCENT PUSHED UP REVENUE. IT ROSE TO MORE THAN $45 BILLION
IT ROSE TO MORE THAN $45 BILLION
IT ROSE TO MORE THAN $45 BILLION LAST YEAR.
LAST YEAR.
LAST YEAR. NET PROFIT INCREASED BY 10%,
NET PROFIT INCREASED BY 10%,
NET PROFIT INCREASED BY 10%, ABOUT $12 BILLION.
ABOUT $12 BILLION.
ABOUT $12 BILLION. THE CHINESE ECONOMY HAS SLOWED
THE CHINESE ECONOMY HAS SLOWED
THE CHINESE ECONOMY HAS SLOWED ON THE BACK OF THE TRADE
ON THE BACK OF THE TRADE
ON THE BACK OF THE TRADE CONFLICT WITH THE UNITED STATES,
CONFLICT WITH THE UNITED STATES,
CONFLICT WITH THE UNITED STATES, BUT TENCENT EXECUTIVES EXPECT
BUT TENCENT EXECUTIVES EXPECT
BUT TENCENT EXECUTIVES EXPECT THE INTERNET BUSINESS WILL GET A
THE INTERNET BUSINESS WILL GET A
THE INTERNET BUSINESS WILL GET A BOOST FROM THE NEW 5G PLATFORM.
BOOST FROM THE NEW 5G PLATFORM.
BOOST FROM THE NEW 5G PLATFORM. >>> EXECUTIVES AT SAMSUNG
>>> EXECUTIVES AT SAMSUNG
>>> EXECUTIVES AT SAMSUNG BELIEVE 2019 WILL BE A TOUGH
BELIEVE 2019 WILL BE A TOUGH
BELIEVE 2019 WILL BE A TOUGH YEAR.
YEAR.
YEAR. VICE CHAIRMAN AND CO-CEO HAS
VICE CHAIRMAN AND CO-CEO HAS
VICE CHAIRMAN AND CO-CEO HAS TOLD AN ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS
TOLD AN ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS
TOLD AN ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING THE COMPANY IS EXPECTING
MEETING THE COMPANY IS EXPECTING
MEETING THE COMPANY IS EXPECTING MANY CHALLENGES, INCLUDING
MANY CHALLENGES, INCLUDING
MANY CHALLENGES, INCLUDING SLOWING GROWTH IN MAJOR
SLOWING GROWTH IN MAJOR
SLOWING GROWTH IN MAJOR ECONOMIES AND TRADE FRICTION.
ECONOMIES AND TRADE FRICTION.
ECONOMIES AND TRADE FRICTION. THE OPERATING PROFIT PLUNGED
THE OPERATING PROFIT PLUNGED
THE OPERATING PROFIT PLUNGED ALMOST 30% IN THE OCTOBER TO
ALMOST 30% IN THE OCTOBER TO
ALMOST 30% IN THE OCTOBER TO DECEMBER PERIOD.
DECEMBER PERIOD.
DECEMBER PERIOD. WEAK DEMAND FOR MEMORY CHIPS WAS
WEAK DEMAND FOR MEMORY CHIPS WAS
WEAK DEMAND FOR MEMORY CHIPS WAS CITED FOR THE FIRST QUARTERLY
CITED FOR THE FIRST QUARTERLY
CITED FOR THE FIRST QUARTERLY DECLINE IN TWO YEARS.
DECLINE IN TWO YEARS.
DECLINE IN TWO YEARS. >>> THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL
>>> THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL
>>> THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION SAYS ASIA
PROPERTY ORGANIZATION SAYS ASIA
PROPERTY ORGANIZATION SAYS ASIA MADE UP OVER HALF OF ALL PATENT
MADE UP OVER HALF OF ALL PATENT
MADE UP OVER HALF OF ALL PATENT REQUESTS IN 2018.
REQUESTS IN 2018.
REQUESTS IN 2018. THE MOST WERE FROM CHINESE
THE MOST WERE FROM CHINESE
THE MOST WERE FROM CHINESE TELECOM GIANT HUAWEI, FOLLOWED
TELECOM GIANT HUAWEI, FOLLOWED
TELECOM GIANT HUAWEI, FOLLOWED BY MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC.
BY MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC.
BY MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC. CHINA IS A CLOSE SECOND AFTER
CHINA IS A CLOSE SECOND AFTER
CHINA IS A CLOSE SECOND AFTER THE U.S. AND IS EXPECTED TO TOP
THE U.S. AND IS EXPECTED TO TOP
THE U.S. AND IS EXPECTED TO TOP THE LIST WITHIN THE NEXT TWO
THE LIST WITHIN THE NEXT TWO
THE LIST WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.
YEARS.
YEARS. >>> THAILAND IS ONE OF THE MOST
>>> THAILAND IS ONE OF THE MOST
>>> THAILAND IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR
POPULAR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR
POPULAR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR CHINESE TOURISTS.
CHINESE TOURISTS.
CHINESE TOURISTS. AND IT TURNS OUT THAT CHINESE
AND IT TURNS OUT THAT CHINESE
AND IT TURNS OUT THAT CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER IS
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER IS
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER IS HAVING AN ENORMOUS IMPACT ON
HAVING AN ENORMOUS IMPACT ON
HAVING AN ENORMOUS IMPACT ON THEIR TRAVEL PLANS.
THEIR TRAVEL PLANS.
THEIR TRAVEL PLANS. NHK REPORTS.
NHK REPORTS.
NHK REPORTS. >> Reporter: THAILAND ATTRACTS
>> Reporter: THAILAND ATTRACTS
>> Reporter: THAILAND ATTRACTS ABOUT 35 MILLION TOURISTS FROM
ABOUT 35 MILLION TOURISTS FROM
ABOUT 35 MILLION TOURISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD EVERY YEAR.
AROUND THE WORLD EVERY YEAR.
AROUND THE WORLD EVERY YEAR. 30% OF THEM COME FROM CHINA.
30% OF THEM COME FROM CHINA.
30% OF THEM COME FROM CHINA. ROGER WOO IS A CHINESE SOCIAL
ROGER WOO IS A CHINESE SOCIAL
ROGER WOO IS A CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUPSER LIVING IN
MEDIA INFLUPSER LIVING IN
MEDIA INFLUPSER LIVING IN BANGKOK.
BANGKOK.
BANGKOK. HE POSTS TOURIST INFORMATION
HE POSTS TOURIST INFORMATION
HE POSTS TOURIST INFORMATION TARGETING CHINESE VISITORS.
TARGETING CHINESE VISITORS.
TARGETING CHINESE VISITORS. AND HIS FACEBOOK PAGE HAS ALMOST
AND HIS FACEBOOK PAGE HAS ALMOST
AND HIS FACEBOOK PAGE HAS ALMOST 900,000 FOLLOWERS.
900,000 FOLLOWERS.
900,000 FOLLOWERS. >> Translator: TOURISTS FROM
>> Translator: TOURISTS FROM
>> Translator: TOURISTS FROM HONG KONG, THAILAND AND MALAYSIA
HONG KONG, THAILAND AND MALAYSIA
HONG KONG, THAILAND AND MALAYSIA COME HERE TO EAT SEAFOOD.
COME HERE TO EAT SEAFOOD.
COME HERE TO EAT SEAFOOD. I POST INFORMATION ABOUT PRICES
I POST INFORMATION ABOUT PRICES
I POST INFORMATION ABOUT PRICES AND INTERESTING EXPERIENCES THAT
AND INTERESTING EXPERIENCES THAT
AND INTERESTING EXPERIENCES THAT THEY CAN COME HAVE IN THAILAND.
THEY CAN COME HAVE IN THAILAND.
THEY CAN COME HAVE IN THAILAND. >> Reporter: THIS IS ONE OF WU'S
>> Reporter: THIS IS ONE OF WU'S
>> Reporter: THIS IS ONE OF WU'S DISCOVERIES.
DISCOVERIES.
DISCOVERIES. A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT WHERE
A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT WHERE
A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT WHERE CUSTOMERS HELP THEMSELVES TO FRY
CUSTOMERS HELP THEMSELVES TO FRY
CUSTOMERS HELP THEMSELVES TO FRY SHRIMP.
SHRIMP.
SHRIMP. IT IS NOW CROWDED WITH CHINESE
IT IS NOW CROWDED WITH CHINESE
IT IS NOW CROWDED WITH CHINESE TOURISTS.
TOURISTS.
TOURISTS. >> Translator: I CAME HERE AFTER
>> Translator: I CAME HERE AFTER
>> Translator: I CAME HERE AFTER SEEING WU'S POST.
SEEING WU'S POST.
SEEING WU'S POST. >> Translator: OUR SALES ROSE
>> Translator: OUR SALES ROSE
>> Translator: OUR SALES ROSE DRAMATICALLY THANKS TO MR. WU.
DRAMATICALLY THANKS TO MR. WU.
DRAMATICALLY THANKS TO MR. WU. MANY CUSTOMERS COME TO OUR REST
MANY CUSTOMERS COME TO OUR REST
RESTAURANT AFTER READING HIS
RESTAURANT AFTER READING HIS
RESTAURANT AFTER READING HIS POSTS.
POSTS.
POSTS. >> Reporter: THEY QUICKLY
>> Reporter: THEY QUICKLY
>> Reporter: THEY QUICKLY ATTRACTED ATTENTION AND SOON HE
ATTRACTED ATTENTION AND SOON HE
ATTRACTED ATTENTION AND SOON HE WAS APPEARING ON HONG KONG TV.
WAS APPEARING ON HONG KONG TV.
WAS APPEARING ON HONG KONG TV. TODAY WU GETS RECOGNIZED BY
TODAY WU GETS RECOGNIZED BY
TODAY WU GETS RECOGNIZED BY FANS.
FANS.
FANS. HE'S BECOME A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
HE'S BECOME A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
HE'S BECOME A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY HIMSELF.
HIMSELF.
HIMSELF. >> Translator: I DIDN'T KNOW
>> Translator: I DIDN'T KNOW
>> Translator: I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO VISIT, SO I PLANNED MY
WHERE TO VISIT, SO I PLANNED MY
WHERE TO VISIT, SO I PLANNED MY TRIP BASED ON WU'S POSTS.
TRIP BASED ON WU'S POSTS.
TRIP BASED ON WU'S POSTS. >> Reporter: SOME FIRMS ARE
>> Reporter: SOME FIRMS ARE
>> Reporter: SOME FIRMS ARE CASHING IN ON WU'S POPULARITY.
CASHING IN ON WU'S POPULARITY.
CASHING IN ON WU'S POPULARITY. THIS JAPANESE OPERATED SPA
THIS JAPANESE OPERATED SPA
THIS JAPANESE OPERATED SPA DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW OUTLET.
DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW OUTLET.
DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW OUTLET. THE OWNER HAS BEEN PLACING ADS
THE OWNER HAS BEEN PLACING ADS
THE OWNER HAS BEEN PLACING ADS ON WU'S BE WITH SITE.
ON WU'S BE WITH SITE.
ON WU'S BE WITH SITE. WU WROTE AN ARTICLE, AND THE
WU WROTE AN ARTICLE, AND THE
WU WROTE AN ARTICLE, AND THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA DID THE
POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA DID THE
POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA DID THE REST.
REST.
REST. >> Translator: AFTER WE OPENED
>> Translator: AFTER WE OPENED
>> Translator: AFTER WE OPENED THE NEW OUTLET, THERE WAS A HUGE
THE NEW OUTLET, THERE WAS A HUGE
THE NEW OUTLET, THERE WAS A HUGE AND IMMEDIATE REACTION FROM
AND IMMEDIATE REACTION FROM
AND IMMEDIATE REACTION FROM CUSTOMERS.
CUSTOMERS.
CUSTOMERS. I THINK SOCIAL MEDIA IS
I THINK SOCIAL MEDIA IS
I THINK SOCIAL MEDIA IS ESSENTIAL.
ESSENTIAL.
ESSENTIAL. >> Translator: SOCIAL MEDIA HAS
>> Translator: SOCIAL MEDIA HAS
>> Translator: SOCIAL MEDIA HAS MADE INFORMATION SHARING EASY
MADE INFORMATION SHARING EASY
MADE INFORMATION SHARING EASY AND QUICK.
AND QUICK.
AND QUICK. I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GET MORE
I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GET MORE
I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF IT.
OUT OF IT.
OUT OF IT. >> Reporter: SITES LIKE FACEBOOK
>> Reporter: SITES LIKE FACEBOOK
>> Reporter: SITES LIKE FACEBOOK HAVE BECOME THE FIRST STOP FOR
HAVE BECOME THE FIRST STOP FOR
HAVE BECOME THE FIRST STOP FOR TRAVELERS.
TRAVELERS.
TRAVELERS. VISITORS SERVING THE TOURISM
VISITORS SERVING THE TOURISM
VISITORS SERVING THE TOURISM INDUSTRY ARE LEARNING FAST.
INDUSTRY ARE LEARNING FAST.
INDUSTRY ARE LEARNING FAST. IT PAYS TO KEEP THE SOCIAL MEDIA
IT PAYS TO KEEP THE SOCIAL MEDIA
IT PAYS TO KEEP THE SOCIAL MEDIA STAFF HAPPY.
STAFF HAPPY.
STAFF HAPPY. NHK WORLD.
NHK WORLD.
NHK WORLD. >> THAT WRAPS IT UP FOR BIZ,
>> THAT WRAPS IT UP FOR BIZ,
>> THAT WRAPS IT UP FOR BIZ, I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THE MARKETS.
I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THE MARKETS.
I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THE MARKETS. >>> OKINAWA IS LAUNCHING ANOTHER
>>> OKINAWA IS LAUNCHING ANOTHER
>>> OKINAWA IS LAUNCHING ANOTHER LAWSUIT TO CHALLENGE THE CENTRAL
LAWSUIT TO CHALLENGE THE CENTRAL
LAWSUIT TO CHALLENGE THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO RELOCATE A
GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO RELOCATE A
GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO RELOCATE A U.S. BASE WITHIN THE SOUTHERN
U.S. BASE WITHIN THE SOUTHERN
U.S. BASE WITHIN THE SOUTHERN PREFECTURE.
PREFECTURE.
PREFECTURE. BUT THE COUNTRY'S DEFENSE
BUT THE COUNTRY'S DEFENSE
BUT THE COUNTRY'S DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT
MINISTER SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT
MINISTER SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT ON-GOING RELOCATION WORK DOESN'T
ON-GOING RELOCATION WORK DOESN'T
ON-GOING RELOCATION WORK DOESN'T STOP.
STOP.
STOP. >> Translator: IF THE ISSUE OF
>> Translator: IF THE ISSUE OF
>> Translator: IF THE ISSUE OF RELOCATING THE FUTENMA AIR
RELOCATING THE FUTENMA AIR
RELOCATING THE FUTENMA AIR STATION GETS STUCK AGAIN, THAT
STATION GETS STUCK AGAIN, THAT
STATION GETS STUCK AGAIN, THAT COULD LEAD TO THE BASE STAYING
COULD LEAD TO THE BASE STAYING
COULD LEAD TO THE BASE STAYING WHERE IT IS PERMANENTLY.
WHERE IT IS PERMANENTLY.
WHERE IT IS PERMANENTLY. WE NEED TO ABSOLUTELY AVOID THAT
WE NEED TO ABSOLUTELY AVOID THAT
WE NEED TO ABSOLUTELY AVOID THAT SITUATION.
SITUATION.
SITUATION. >> RECLAMATION WORK IS CURRENTLY
>> RECLAMATION WORK IS CURRENTLY
>> RECLAMATION WORK IS CURRENTLY UNDER WAY IN THE HAKNOW COE
UNDER WAY IN THE HAKNOW COE
UNDER WAY IN THE HAKNOW COE DISTRICT AND WORKERS WILL
DISTRICT AND WORKERS WILL
DISTRICT AND WORKERS WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED.
PROCEED AS SCHEDULED.
PROCEED AS SCHEDULED. THEY WANT TO RELOCATE THE
THEY WANT TO RELOCATE THE
THEY WANT TO RELOCATE THE FUTENMA AIR STATION THERE.
FUTENMA AIR STATION THERE.
FUTENMA AIR STATION THERE. THEY SAY THE MOVE IS NEEDED
THEY SAY THE MOVE IS NEEDED
THEY SAY THE MOVE IS NEEDED BECAUSE THE CURRENT BASE IS IN A
BECAUSE THE CURRENT BASE IS IN A
BECAUSE THE CURRENT BASE IS IN A DENSELY-POPULATED LOCATION.
DENSELY-POPULATED LOCATION.
DENSELY-POPULATED LOCATION. IN ITS LATEST BACK AND FORTH
IN ITS LATEST BACK AND FORTH
IN ITS LATEST BACK AND FORTH WITH TOKYO, OKINAWA IS GOING TO
WITH TOKYO, OKINAWA IS GOING TO
WITH TOKYO, OKINAWA IS GOING TO TRY TO GET AN INJUNCTION
TRY TO GET AN INJUNCTION
TRY TO GET AN INJUNCTION REVOKED.
REVOKED.
REVOKED. EARLIER THIS WEEK, OKINAWA'S
EARLIER THIS WEEK, OKINAWA'S
EARLIER THIS WEEK, OKINAWA'S GOVERNOR CALLED ON THE PRIME
GOVERNOR CALLED ON THE PRIME
GOVERNOR CALLED ON THE PRIME MINISTER TO TEMPORARILY STOP THE
MINISTER TO TEMPORARILY STOP THE
MINISTER TO TEMPORARILY STOP THE WORK TO HAVE TALKS.
WORK TO HAVE TALKS.
WORK TO HAVE TALKS. THAT REQUEST WAS REJECTED.
THAT REQUEST WAS REJECTED.
THAT REQUEST WAS REJECTED. IT FOLLOWED LAST MONTH'S
IT FOLLOWED LAST MONTH'S
IT FOLLOWED LAST MONTH'S NON-BINDING REFERENDUM WHERE 70%
NON-BINDING REFERENDUM WHERE 70%
NON-BINDING REFERENDUM WHERE 70% OF VOTERS IN OKINAWA OPPOSED THE
OF VOTERS IN OKINAWA OPPOSED THE
OF VOTERS IN OKINAWA OPPOSED THE RECLAMATION WORK.
RECLAMATION WORK.
RECLAMATION WORK. >>> TIME NOW FOR A CHECK ON THE
>>> TIME NOW FOR A CHECK ON THE
>>> TIME NOW FOR A CHECK ON THE WEATHER.
WEATHER.
WEATHER. PARTS OF NAGASAKI WERE INUNDATED
PARTS OF NAGASAKI WERE INUNDATED
PARTS OF NAGASAKI WERE INUNDATED THURSDAY NIGHT, BUT IT WASN'T
THURSDAY NIGHT, BUT IT WASN'T
THURSDAY NIGHT, BUT IT WASN'T DUE TO HEAVY RAIN.
DUE TO HEAVY RAIN.
DUE TO HEAVY RAIN. METEOROLOGIST JONATHAN OH
METEOROLOGIST JONATHAN OH
METEOROLOGIST JONATHAN OH EXPLAINS.
EXPLAINS.
EXPLAINS. >> WELL, WE HAD AN INTERESTING
>> WELL, WE HAD AN INTERESTING
>> WELL, WE HAD AN INTERESTING PHENOMENON THAT TOOK PLACE QUINN
PHENOMENON THAT TOOK PLACE QUINN
PHENOMENON THAT TOOK PLACE QUINN SIDING WITH THE HIGH TIDE COMING
SIDING WITH THE HIGH TIDE COMING
SIDING WITH THE HIGH TIDE COMING IN AND THE WAY NAGASAKI CITY IS
IN AND THE WAY NAGASAKI CITY IS
IN AND THE WAY NAGASAKI CITY IS SET UP.
SET UP.
SET UP. AS WE SAW THE HIGH TIDE AND
AS WE SAW THE HIGH TIDE AND
AS WE SAW THE HIGH TIDE AND FLUCTUATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC
FLUCTUATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC
FLUCTUATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE WE SAW WATER RUNNING
PRESSURE WE SAW WATER RUNNING
PRESSURE WE SAW WATER RUNNING OVER AND INTO THE CITY.
OVER AND INTO THE CITY.
OVER AND INTO THE CITY. IT ALMOST LOOKS AS IF IT RAINED
IT ALMOST LOOKS AS IF IT RAINED
IT ALMOST LOOKS AS IF IT RAINED REALLY HARD, BUT IT'S NOT.
REALLY HARD, BUT IT'S NOT.
REALLY HARD, BUT IT'S NOT. THIS RAPID FLUCTUATION IN SEA
THIS RAPID FLUCTUATION IN SEA
THIS RAPID FLUCTUATION IN SEA LEVELS ENDED UP INUNDATING SOME
LEVELS ENDED UP INUNDATING SOME
LEVELS ENDED UP INUNDATING SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, SO
PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, SO
PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, SO RESIDENTS HAD TO BE ALERT WITH
RESIDENTS HAD TO BE ALERT WITH
RESIDENTS HAD TO BE ALERT WITH THE WATER COMING IN.
THE WATER COMING IN.
THE WATER COMING IN. SOMETIMES THIS HAPPENED AND
SOMETIMES THIS HAPPENED AND
SOMETIMES THIS HAPPENED AND LASTED SEVERAL MINUTES TO EVEN
LASTED SEVERAL MINUTES TO EVEN
LASTED SEVERAL MINUTES TO EVEN UP TO CLOSE TO AN HOUR AT TIMES.
UP TO CLOSE TO AN HOUR AT TIMES.
UP TO CLOSE TO AN HOUR AT TIMES. BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN THE
BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN THE
BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN THE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AND OTHER
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AND OTHER
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AND OTHER FACTORS.
FACTORS.
FACTORS. SO YEAH, THE SEA LEVEL SURGED UP
SO YEAH, THE SEA LEVEL SURGED UP
SO YEAH, THE SEA LEVEL SURGED UP BY ONE METER.
BY ONE METER.
BY ONE METER. THAT CAUSED THE SEAWATER TO
THAT CAUSED THE SEAWATER TO
THAT CAUSED THE SEAWATER TO OVERFLOW EMBANKMENTS AND FLOODED
OVERFLOW EMBANKMENTS AND FLOODED
OVERFLOW EMBANKMENTS AND FLOODED PART OF THE CITY.
PART OF THE CITY.
PART OF THE CITY. WHEN IT COMES TO THE WEATHER, IT
WHEN IT COMES TO THE WEATHER, IT
WHEN IT COMES TO THE WEATHER, IT SHOULD REMAIN DRY.
SHOULD REMAIN DRY.
SHOULD REMAIN DRY. AS LONG AS THE WATER SEEPS BACK
AS LONG AS THE WATER SEEPS BACK
AS LONG AS THE WATER SEEPS BACK INTO THE OCEAN WE SHOULD SEE
INTO THE OCEAN WE SHOULD SEE
INTO THE OCEAN WE SHOULD SEE THINGS TRY TO TRY BACK UP.
THINGS TRY TO TRY BACK UP.
THINGS TRY TO TRY BACK UP. WHEN WE LOOK TO THE NORTH AND
WHEN WE LOOK TO THE NORTH AND
WHEN WE LOOK TO THE NORTH AND EAST, WE HAVE PRECIPITATION.
EAST, WE HAVE PRECIPITATION.
EAST, WE HAVE PRECIPITATION. BUT WE STARTED OFF ON THIS
BUT WE STARTED OFF ON THIS
BUT WE STARTED OFF ON THIS FRIDAY WITH SOME REALLY WARM
FRIDAY WITH SOME REALLY WARM
FRIDAY WITH SOME REALLY WARM WEATHER THAT FELT CLOSE TO MORE
WEATHER THAT FELT CLOSE TO MORE
WEATHER THAT FELT CLOSE TO MORE LIKE MAY IN TERMS OF HIGH
LIKE MAY IN TERMS OF HIGH
LIKE MAY IN TERMS OF HIGH TEMPERATURES.
TEMPERATURES.
TEMPERATURES. AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A BIG
AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A BIG
AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A BIG COOLDOWN, BECAUSE THE COLD FRONT
COOLDOWN, BECAUSE THE COLD FRONT
COOLDOWN, BECAUSE THE COLD FRONT THAT PASSED THROUGH IS OPENING
THAT PASSED THROUGH IS OPENING
THAT PASSED THROUGH IS OPENING THE DOOR FOR TEMPERATURES TO
THE DOOR FOR TEMPERATURES TO
THE DOOR FOR TEMPERATURES TO DIVE DOWN JUST A BIT.
DIVE DOWN JUST A BIT.
DIVE DOWN JUST A BIT. SO HERE'S A LOOK AT THE FOR
SO HERE'S A LOOK AT THE FOR
SO HERE'S A LOOK AT THE FOR EXAMPLE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT
EXAMPLE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT
EXAMPLE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.
COUPLE DAYS.
12 IS WHAT WE WILL SEE ON MONDAY
12 IS WHAT WE WILL SEE ON MONDAY
12 IS WHAT WE WILL SEE ON MONDAY AND THEN WE'LL CLIMB BACK UP.
AND THEN WE'LL CLIMB BACK UP.
AND THEN WE'LL CLIMB BACK UP. HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT'S
HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT'S
HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING DOWN INTO AUSTRALIA.
HAPPENING DOWN INTO AUSTRALIA.
HAPPENING DOWN INTO AUSTRALIA. YOU NOTICE ONE, TWO BIG TROPICAL
YOU NOTICE ONE, TWO BIG TROPICAL
YOU NOTICE ONE, TWO BIG TROPICAL CYCLONES, BOTH OF THEM SEVERE,
CYCLONES, BOTH OF THEM SEVERE,
CYCLONES, BOTH OF THEM SEVERE, BECAUSE THEY'RE AT OR ABOVE CAT
BECAUSE THEY'RE AT OR ABOVE CAT
CATEGORY THREE STATUS.
CATEGORY THREE STATUS.
CATEGORY THREE STATUS. YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE
YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE
YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF A CATEGORY FOUR
POSSIBILITY OF A CATEGORY FOUR
POSSIBILITY OF A CATEGORY FOUR STORM LANDING AS WE GO INTO
STORM LANDING AS WE GO INTO
STORM LANDING AS WE GO INTO SATURDAY.
SATURDAY.
SATURDAY. SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'RE
SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'RE
SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'RE MAKING PREPARATIONS NOW, BECAUSE
MAKING PREPARATIONS NOW, BECAUSE
MAKING PREPARATIONS NOW, BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT STRONG WINDS
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT STRONG WINDS
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT STRONG WINDS THAT ARE LIKELY TO PICK UP
THAT ARE LIKELY TO PICK UP
THAT ARE LIKELY TO PICK UP RELATIVELY SOON AS THE STORM
RELATIVELY SOON AS THE STORM
RELATIVELY SOON AS THE STORM MOS ITS WAY TO THE WEST AND
MOS ITS WAY TO THE WEST AND
MOS ITS WAY TO THE WEST AND SOUTH.
SOUTH.
SOUTH. OVER INTO WESTERN AUSTRALIA,
OVER INTO WESTERN AUSTRALIA,
OVER INTO WESTERN AUSTRALIA, VERONICA, A CATEGORY FOUR STORM,
VERONICA, A CATEGORY FOUR STORM,
VERONICA, A CATEGORY FOUR STORM, LOOKING AT INTENSIFYING TO A
LOOKING AT INTENSIFYING TO A
LOOKING AT INTENSIFYING TO A CATEGORY FIVE SYSTEM.
CATEGORY FIVE SYSTEM.
CATEGORY FIVE SYSTEM. WHEN IT MAKES LANDFALL IT MAY BE
WHEN IT MAKES LANDFALL IT MAY BE
WHEN IT MAKES LANDFALL IT MAY BE WEAKENING JUST A BIT.
WEAKENING JUST A BIT.
WEAKENING JUST A BIT. BUT NEVERTHELESS, VERY STRONG
BUT NEVERTHELESS, VERY STRONG
BUT NEVERTHELESS, VERY STRONG WINDS.
WINDS.
WINDS. YOU NEED TO BE PREPARING FOR IT.
YOU NEED TO BE PREPARING FOR IT.
YOU NEED TO BE PREPARING FOR IT. SOME PLACES IN BOTH LOCATIONS
SOME PLACES IN BOTH LOCATIONS
SOME PLACES IN BOTH LOCATIONS COULD SEE UP TO 400 MILLIMETERS
COULD SEE UP TO 400 MILLIMETERS
COULD SEE UP TO 400 MILLIMETERS OF RAINFALL ACCUMULATION.
OF RAINFALL ACCUMULATION.
OF RAINFALL ACCUMULATION. THAT WILL LEAD TO FLOODING.
THAT WILL LEAD TO FLOODING.
THAT WILL LEAD TO FLOODING. SO MAKE THOSE PREPARATIONS NOW.
SO MAKE THOSE PREPARATIONS NOW.
SO MAKE THOSE PREPARATIONS NOW. IN NORTH AMERICA, DOWN TO THE
IN NORTH AMERICA, DOWN TO THE
IN NORTH AMERICA, DOWN TO THE SOUTH AND WEST, WE HAVE THIS LOW
SOUTH AND WEST, WE HAVE THIS LOW
SOUTH AND WEST, WE HAVE THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BRINGING THE
PRESSURE SYSTEM BRINGING THE
PRESSURE SYSTEM BRINGING THE POSSIBILITY OF STRONG
POSSIBILITY OF STRONG
POSSIBILITY OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS AS WE GO THROUGH
THUNDERSTORMS AS WE GO THROUGH
THUNDERSTORMS AS WE GO THROUGH FRIDAY.
FRIDAY.
FRIDAY. SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT.
SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT.
SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT. NORTH AND EAST, HEY, WE'RE STILL
NORTH AND EAST, HEY, WE'RE STILL
NORTH AND EAST, HEY, WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT WINTER WEATHER.
TALKING ABOUT WINTER WEATHER.
TALKING ABOUT WINTER WEATHER. YEAH.
YEAH.
YEAH. TALKING ABOUT SLEET, HEAVY SNOW,
TALKING ABOUT SLEET, HEAVY SNOW,
TALKING ABOUT SLEET, HEAVY SNOW, FREEZING RAIN EXTENDING FROM
FREEZING RAIN EXTENDING FROM
FREEZING RAIN EXTENDING FROM PORTIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA INTO
PORTIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA INTO
PORTIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA INTO THE SOUTHERN AREAS OF QUEBEC AS
THE SOUTHERN AREAS OF QUEBEC AS
THE SOUTHERN AREAS OF QUEBEC AS WE GO INTO FRIDAY.
WE GO INTO FRIDAY.
WE GO INTO FRIDAY. YOU WANT TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT
YOU WANT TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT
YOU WANT TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO
FOR THIS BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO
FOR THIS BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE AROUND AS YOU GO THROUGH THE
BE AROUND AS YOU GO THROUGH THE
BE AROUND AS YOU GO THROUGH THE DAY.
DAY.
DAY. THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST.
THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST.
THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST. HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY
HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY
HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY WHEREVER YOU ARE.
>>> THAT WRAPS UP THIS EDITION
>>> THAT WRAPS UP THIS EDITION
>>> THAT WRAPS UP THIS EDITION OF NHK "NEWSLINE."
OF NHK "NEWSLINE."
OF NHK "NEWSLINE." I'M KEIKO KITAGAWA IN TOKYO.
I'M KEIKO KITAGAWA IN TOKYO.
I'M KEIKO KITAGAWA IN TOKYO. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.
♪♪
♪♪
♪♪ >>> IN 2016, SHINANO RAILWAY, A
>>> IN 2016, SHINANO RAILWAY, A
>>> IN 2016, SHINANO RAILWAY, A THIRD-SECTOR COMPANY IN NAGANO
THIRD-SECTOR COMPANY IN NAGANO
THIRD-SECTOR COMPANY IN NAGANO PREFECTURE, WELCOMED A NEW
PREFECTURE, WELCOMED A NEW
PREFECTURE, WELCOMED A NEW PRESIDENT FROM A MAJOR INSURANCE
PRESIDENT FROM A MAJOR INSURANCE
PRESIDENT FROM A MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY.
COMPANY.
COMPANY. IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH THE
IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH THE
IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH THE FORECAST DECREASE IN FUTURE
FORECAST DECREASE IN FUTURE
FORECAST DECREASE IN FUTURE REVENUE, THE NEW PRESIDENT
REVENUE, THE NEW PRESIDENT
REVENUE, THE NEW PRESIDENT INTRODUCED ROKUMON TOURIST TRAIN
INTRODUCED ROKUMON TOURIST TRAIN
INTRODUCED ROKUMON TOURIST TRAIN SERVICE AS WELL AS TRANSFORMING
SERVICE AS WELL AS TRANSFORMING
SERVICE AS WELL AS TRANSFORMING THE STATION BUILDING AT THE
THE STATION BUILDING AT THE
THE STATION BUILDING AT THE FIRST STOP ON THE LINE.
FIRST STOP ON THE LINE.
FIRST STOP ON THE LINE. IN TODAY'S PROGRAM, WE'LL BE
IN TODAY'S PROGRAM, WE'LL BE
IN TODAY'S PROGRAM, WE'LL BE TAKING A LOOK AT HOW SHINANO
TAKING A LOOK AT HOW SHINANO
TAKING A LOOK AT HOW SHINANO RAILWAY IS MANAGING TODAY'S
RAILWAY IS MANAGING TODAY'S
RAILWAY IS MANAGING TODAY'S RISKS TO ENSURE THEIR SURVIVAL
RISKS TO ENSURE THEIR SURVIVAL
RISKS TO ENSURE THEIR SURVIVAL FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS.
FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS.
FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS. IN "TRAINS IN FOCUS," WE'LL BE
IN "TRAINS IN FOCUS," WE'LL BE
IN "TRAINS IN FOCUS," WE'LL BE TAKING A LOOK AT THE TOURIST
TAKING A LOOK AT THE TOURIST
TAKING A LOOK AT THE TOURIST TRAIN WHICH RUNS ON NAGANO
TRAIN WHICH RUNS ON NAGANO
TRAIN WHICH RUNS ON NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY.
ELECTRIC RAILWAY.
ELECTRIC RAILWAY. >>> WELCOME TO "JAPAN RAILWAY
>>> WELCOME TO "JAPAN RAILWAY
>>> WELCOME TO "JAPAN RAILWAY JOURNAL.”
JOURNAL.”
JOURNAL.” I'M NATHAN BERRY.
I'M NATHAN BERRY.
I'M NATHAN BERRY. TODAY WE'RE HERE AT SHINANO
TODAY WE'RE HERE AT SHINANO
TODAY WE'RE HERE AT SHINANO RAILWAY'S KARUIZAWA STATION IN
RAILWAY'S KARUIZAWA STATION IN
RAILWAY'S KARUIZAWA STATION IN NAGANO PREFECTURE.
NAGANO PREFECTURE.
NAGANO PREFECTURE. THIS IS A RAILWAY MADE UP OF TWO
THIS IS A RAILWAY MADE UP OF TWO
THIS IS A RAILWAY MADE UP OF TWO LANES, STRETCHING FROM SHINONI
LANES, STRETCHING FROM SHINONI
LANES, STRETCHING FROM SHINONI STATION AND NAGANO STATION AND
STATION AND NAGANO STATION AND
STATION AND NAGANO STATION AND IT CONNECTS WITH SHINKANSEN.
IT CONNECTS WITH SHINKANSEN.
IT CONNECTS WITH SHINKANSEN. OUR GUESTS ARE JOINING US TODAY.
OUR GUESTS ARE JOINING US TODAY.
OUR GUESTS ARE JOINING US TODAY. HOW ARE YOU?
HOW ARE YOU?
HOW ARE YOU? >> FINE, AS ALWAYS.
>> FINE, AS ALWAYS.
>> FINE, AS ALWAYS. >> HOW ARE YOU?
>> HOW ARE YOU?
>> HOW ARE YOU? >> I'M FINE, THANK YOU.
>> I'M FINE, THANK YOU.
>> I'M FINE, THANK YOU. IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO BE ON
IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO BE ON
IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO BE ON THIS SHOW.
THIS SHOW.
THIS SHOW. AND THE WEATHER IS COOLER UP
AND THE WEATHER IS COOLER UP
AND THE WEATHER IS COOLER UP HERE, ISN'T IT?
HERE, ISN'T IT?
HERE, ISN'T IT? >> IT'S MUCH COOLER UP HERE.
>> IT'S MUCH COOLER UP HERE.
>> IT'S MUCH COOLER UP HERE. SO, TODAY'S PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT
SO, TODAY'S PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT
SO, TODAY'S PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT SHINANO RAILWAY.
SHINANO RAILWAY.
SHINANO RAILWAY. NOW, WHAT'S YOUR IMPRESSION OF
NOW, WHAT'S YOUR IMPRESSION OF
NOW, WHAT'S YOUR IMPRESSION OF SHINANO AS A COMPANY?
SHINANO AS A COMPANY?
SHINANO AS A COMPANY? >> WELL, THIS COMPANY HAS REALLY
>> WELL, THIS COMPANY HAS REALLY
>> WELL, THIS COMPANY HAS REALLY BEEN PAYING IT FORWARD.
BEEN PAYING IT FORWARD.
BEEN PAYING IT FORWARD. BRINGING IN A PRESIDENT FROM
BRINGING IN A PRESIDENT FROM
BRINGING IN A PRESIDENT FROM OUTSIDE THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY.
OUTSIDE THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY.
OUTSIDE THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY. AND THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN
AND THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN
AND THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO IMPROVE
WORKING REALLY HARD TO IMPROVE
WORKING REALLY HARD TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND STARTING MANY
THE EFFICIENCY AND STARTING MANY
THE EFFICIENCY AND STARTING MANY NEW PROJECTS.
NEW PROJECTS.
NEW PROJECTS. AND THANKS TO ALL THOSE EFFORTS,
AND THANKS TO ALL THOSE EFFORTS,
AND THANKS TO ALL THOSE EFFORTS, THE COMPANY HAS BEEN WORKING
THE COMPANY HAS BEEN WORKING
THE COMPANY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH SURPLUS IN THE PAST THREE
WITH SURPLUS IN THE PAST THREE
WITH SURPLUS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, SINCE 2015, AND THIS IS A
YEARS, SINCE 2015, AND THIS IS A
YEARS, SINCE 2015, AND THIS IS A REALLY GOOD RECORD FOR A
REALLY GOOD RECORD FOR A
REALLY GOOD RECORD FOR A THIRD-SECTOR RAILWAY COMPANY.
THIRD-SECTOR RAILWAY COMPANY.
THIRD-SECTOR RAILWAY COMPANY. >> WELL, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT
>> WELL, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT
>> WELL, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE CHANGES SHINANO
SOME OF THE CHANGES SHINANO
SOME OF THE CHANGES SHINANO RAILWAY HAS MADE.
RAILWAY HAS MADE.
RAILWAY HAS MADE. IN 2016, SHINANO RAILWAY
IN 2016, SHINANO RAILWAY
IN 2016, SHINANO RAILWAY WELCOMED THEIR SIXTH PRESIDENT,
WELCOMED THEIR SIXTH PRESIDENT,
WELCOMED THEIR SIXTH PRESIDENT, ATSUSHI TAMAKI WAS 35 WHEN HE
ATSUSHI TAMAKI WAS 35 WHEN HE
ATSUSHI TAMAKI WAS 35 WHEN HE TOOK THE ROLE, ASSIGNED TO THE
TOOK THE ROLE, ASSIGNED TO THE
TOOK THE ROLE, ASSIGNED TO THE POSITION BY A MAJOR INSURANCE
POSITION BY A MAJOR INSURANCE
POSITION BY A MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY.
COMPANY.
COMPANY. AS THE MAIN SHAREHOLDER OF
AS THE MAIN SHAREHOLDER OF
AS THE MAIN SHAREHOLDER OF SHINANO RAILWAY, NAGANO
SHINANO RAILWAY, NAGANO
SHINANO RAILWAY, NAGANO PREFECTURE HAS PREVIOUSLY
PREFECTURE HAS PREVIOUSLY
PREFECTURE HAS PREVIOUSLY APPOINTED PRESIDENTS FROM
APPOINTED PRESIDENTS FROM
APPOINTED PRESIDENTS FROM LEADING PRIVATE-SECTOR
LEADING PRIVATE-SECTOR
LEADING PRIVATE-SECTOR COMPANIES, SUCH AS BANKS,
COMPANIES, SUCH AS BANKS,
COMPANIES, SUCH AS BANKS, TRAVEL, AGENCIES, AND AIRLINES,
TRAVEL, AGENCIES, AND AIRLINES,
TRAVEL, AGENCIES, AND AIRLINES, TO HELP BOOST THE COMPANY.
TO HELP BOOST THE COMPANY.
TO HELP BOOST THE COMPANY. IN JAPAN, IT'S RARE TO SEE
IN JAPAN, IT'S RARE TO SEE
IN JAPAN, IT'S RARE TO SEE PEOPLE FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES
PEOPLE FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES
PEOPLE FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES BECOME PRESIDENT OF A RAILWAY
BECOME PRESIDENT OF A RAILWAY
BECOME PRESIDENT OF A RAILWAY COMPANY.
COMPANY.
COMPANY. IN 2015, SHINANO RAILWAY WAS
IN 2015, SHINANO RAILWAY WAS
IN 2015, SHINANO RAILWAY WAS MAKING A PROFIT AND THE
MAKING A PROFIT AND THE
MAKING A PROFIT AND THE OPERATION WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY.
OPERATION WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY.
OPERATION WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY. HOWEVER, WHEN MR. TAMAKI BECAME
HOWEVER, WHEN MR. TAMAKI BECAME
HOWEVER, WHEN MR. TAMAKI BECAME PRESIDENT, HE STARTED ANALYZING
PRESIDENT, HE STARTED ANALYZING
PRESIDENT, HE STARTED ANALYZING THE RAILWAY'S PERFORMANCE WITH
THE RAILWAY'S PERFORMANCE WITH
THE RAILWAY'S PERFORMANCE WITH NEXT 20 YEARS IN MIND, AND IT
NEXT 20 YEARS IN MIND, AND IT
NEXT 20 YEARS IN MIND, AND IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THERE WAS A
BECAME CLEAR THAT THERE WAS A
BECAME CLEAR THAT THERE WAS A RISK OF THE BUSINESS COLLAPSING.
RISK OF THE BUSINESS COLLAPSING.
RISK OF THE BUSINESS COLLAPSING. FIRSTLY, RIDERSHIP, ALONG WITH
FIRSTLY, RIDERSHIP, ALONG WITH
FIRSTLY, RIDERSHIP, ALONG WITH THE POPULATION ON THE LINE, IS
THE POPULATION ON THE LINE, IS
THE POPULATION ON THE LINE, IS PREDICTED TO FALL IN THE COMING
PREDICTED TO FALL IN THE COMING
PREDICTED TO FALL IN THE COMING YEARS, WHICH WILL LEAD TO A
YEARS, WHICH WILL LEAD TO A
YEARS, WHICH WILL LEAD TO A DECREASE IN INCOME FROM FARES.
DECREASE IN INCOME FROM FARES.
DECREASE IN INCOME FROM FARES. SECONDLY, SHINANO RAILWAY WAS
SECONDLY, SHINANO RAILWAY WAS
SECONDLY, SHINANO RAILWAY WAS ONLY ESTABLISHED 20 YEARS AGO,
ONLY ESTABLISHED 20 YEARS AGO,
ONLY ESTABLISHED 20 YEARS AGO, SO MOST OF THE STAFF AREN'T
SO MOST OF THE STAFF AREN'T
SO MOST OF THE STAFF AREN'T EXPECTED TO RETIRE ANY TIME
EXPECTED TO RETIRE ANY TIME
EXPECTED TO RETIRE ANY TIME SOON.
SOON.
SOON. AS THE AVERAGE AGE OF EMPLOYEES
AS THE AVERAGE AGE OF EMPLOYEES
AS THE AVERAGE AGE OF EMPLOYEES RISE, LABOR COSTS ARE ALSO
RISE, LABOR COSTS ARE ALSO
RISE, LABOR COSTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO GO UP.
EXPECTED TO GO UP.
EXPECTED TO GO UP. THE COMPANY'S INCOME WILL
THE COMPANY'S INCOME WILL
THE COMPANY'S INCOME WILL DECREASE, BUT EXPENSES WILL
DECREASE, BUT EXPENSES WILL
DECREASE, BUT EXPENSES WILL INCREASE.
INCREASE.
INCREASE. WHILE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO MAKE
WHILE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO MAKE
WHILE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO MAKE UP FOR THIS PREDICTED LOSS IN
UP FOR THIS PREDICTED LOSS IN
UP FOR THIS PREDICTED LOSS IN INCOME, KARUIZAWA CAUGHT
INCOME, KARUIZAWA CAUGHT
INCOME, KARUIZAWA CAUGHT MR. TAMAKI'S ATTENTION.
MR. TAMAKI'S ATTENTION.
MR. TAMAKI'S ATTENTION. FOUNDED BY FOREIGNERS LIVING IN
FOUNDED BY FOREIGNERS LIVING IN
FOUNDED BY FOREIGNERS LIVING IN JAPAN, KARUIZAWA IS A POPULAR
JAPAN, KARUIZAWA IS A POPULAR
JAPAN, KARUIZAWA IS A POPULAR SUMMER RESORT SPOT.
SUMMER RESORT SPOT.
SUMMER RESORT SPOT. IT IS ALSO THE SITE OF A LARGE
IT IS ALSO THE SITE OF A LARGE
IT IS ALSO THE SITE OF A LARGE AND POPULAR SHOPPING MALL, WHICH
AND POPULAR SHOPPING MALL, WHICH
AND POPULAR SHOPPING MALL, WHICH ATTRACTS 8.4 MILLION VISITORS
ATTRACTS 8.4 MILLION VISITORS
ATTRACTS 8.4 MILLION VISITORS ANNUALLY.
ANNUALLY.
ANNUALLY. MANY TOURISTS COMING TO
MANY TOURISTS COMING TO
MANY TOURISTS COMING TO KARUIZAWA EITHER USE THE
KARUIZAWA EITHER USE THE
KARUIZAWA EITHER USE THE SHINKANSEN OR DRIVE UP BY THE
SHINKANSEN OR DRIVE UP BY THE
SHINKANSEN OR DRIVE UP BY THE HIGHWAY, COMING UP FOR THE DAY
HIGHWAY, COMING UP FOR THE DAY
HIGHWAY, COMING UP FOR THE DAY BEFORE DRIVING BACK HOME.
BEFORE DRIVING BACK HOME.
BEFORE DRIVING BACK HOME. >> MR. TAMAKI DECIDED TO TAKE
>> MR. TAMAKI DECIDED TO TAKE
>> MR. TAMAKI DECIDED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ROKUMON TOURIST
ADVANTAGE OF THE ROKUMON TOURIST
ADVANTAGE OF THE ROKUMON TOURIST TRAIN, WHICH WAS ALREADY DOING
TRAIN, WHICH WAS ALREADY DOING
TRAIN, WHICH WAS ALREADY DOING WELL FINANCIALLY.
WELL FINANCIALLY.
WELL FINANCIALLY. ROKUMON BEGAN OPERATION IN 2014.
ROKUMON BEGAN OPERATION IN 2014.
ROKUMON BEGAN OPERATION IN 2014. REFURBISHED USING TIMBER FROM
REFURBISHED USING TIMBER FROM
REFURBISHED USING TIMBER FROM NAGANO PREFECTURE, PRIVATE ROOMS
NAGANO PREFECTURE, PRIVATE ROOMS
NAGANO PREFECTURE, PRIVATE ROOMS AND LUXURIOUS LOUNGELIKE SPACES
AND LUXURIOUS LOUNGELIKE SPACES
AND LUXURIOUS LOUNGELIKE SPACES WERE CREATED.
WERE CREATED.
WERE CREATED. FROM KARUIZAWA TO NAGANO
FROM KARUIZAWA TO NAGANO
FROM KARUIZAWA TO NAGANO STATION, IT TAKES ABOUT 2 1/2
STATION, IT TAKES ABOUT 2 1/2
STATION, IT TAKES ABOUT 2 1/2 HOURS TO TRAVEL THE 75-KILOMETER
HOURS TO TRAVEL THE 75-KILOMETER
HOURS TO TRAVEL THE 75-KILOMETER TRIP.
TRIP.
TRIP. TWO OF THE THREE TRAIN CARS
TWO OF THE THREE TRAIN CARS
TWO OF THE THREE TRAIN CARS OPERATE AS RESTAURANT CARS.
OPERATE AS RESTAURANT CARS.
OPERATE AS RESTAURANT CARS. ON THIS COURSE, PASSENGERS CAN
ON THIS COURSE, PASSENGERS CAN
ON THIS COURSE, PASSENGERS CAN EXPERIENCE FINE JAPANESE OR
EXPERIENCE FINE JAPANESE OR
EXPERIENCE FINE JAPANESE OR WESTERN-STYLE CUISINE, 14,800
WESTERN-STYLE CUISINE, 14,800
WESTERN-STYLE CUISINE, 14,800 YEN PER PERSON.
YEN PER PERSON.
YEN PER PERSON. THEY CAN ENJOY LOCAL PRODUCE AS
THEY CAN ENJOY LOCAL PRODUCE AS
THEY CAN ENJOY LOCAL PRODUCE AS THEY TRAVEL THROUGH THE
THEY TRAVEL THROUGH THE
THEY TRAVEL THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE.
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE.
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE. OPERATING MAINLY ON WEEKENDS,
OPERATING MAINLY ON WEEKENDS,
OPERATING MAINLY ON WEEKENDS, ROKUMON RUNS THREE TIMES A DAY.
ROKUMON RUNS THREE TIMES A DAY.
ROKUMON RUNS THREE TIMES A DAY. HOWEVER, THE THIRD TRAIN IN THE
HOWEVER, THE THIRD TRAIN IN THE
HOWEVER, THE THIRD TRAIN IN THE EVENING DOESN'T SEE MANY
EVENING DOESN'T SEE MANY
EVENING DOESN'T SEE MANY PASSENGERS.
PASSENGERS.
PASSENGERS. THAT'S BECAUSE VISITORS USUALLY
THAT'S BECAUSE VISITORS USUALLY
THAT'S BECAUSE VISITORS USUALLY ONLY COME TO KARUIZAWA FOR THE
ONLY COME TO KARUIZAWA FOR THE
ONLY COME TO KARUIZAWA FOR THE DAY, HEADING HOME IN EVENINGS.
DAY, HEADING HOME IN EVENINGS.
DAY, HEADING HOME IN EVENINGS. BECAUSE OF THIS, SHINANO RAILWAY
BECAUSE OF THIS, SHINANO RAILWAY
BECAUSE OF THIS, SHINANO RAILWAY WEREN'T OFFERING MEALS IN THE
WEREN'T OFFERING MEALS IN THE
WEREN'T OFFERING MEALS IN THE EVENINGS.
EVENINGS.
EVENINGS. THEN MR. TAMAKI HAD AN IDEA TO
THEN MR. TAMAKI HAD AN IDEA TO
THEN MR. TAMAKI HAD AN IDEA TO FILL THE EMPTY SEATS.
FILL THE EMPTY SEATS.
FILL THE EMPTY SEATS. ALONG SHINANO RAILWAY, HE
ALONG SHINANO RAILWAY, HE
ALONG SHINANO RAILWAY, HE DISCOVERED MANY WINERIES WHICH
DISCOVERED MANY WINERIES WHICH
DISCOVERED MANY WINERIES WHICH WERE AS YET UNKNOWN TO TOKYO AND
WERE AS YET UNKNOWN TO TOKYO AND
WERE AS YET UNKNOWN TO TOKYO AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.
THE REST OF THE WORLD.
THE REST OF THE WORLD. MR. TAMAKI CREATED THE WINE
MR. TAMAKI CREATED THE WINE
MR. TAMAKI CREATED THE WINE TRAIN, RENEWING ROKUMON TRAIN
TRAIN, RENEWING ROKUMON TRAIN
TRAIN, RENEWING ROKUMON TRAIN NUMBER THREE, WHICH BEGAN
NUMBER THREE, WHICH BEGAN
NUMBER THREE, WHICH BEGAN OPERATING IN APRIL 2017.
OPERATING IN APRIL 2017.
OPERATING IN APRIL 2017. THIS RENEWED SERVICE HAS BECOME
THIS RENEWED SERVICE HAS BECOME
THIS RENEWED SERVICE HAS BECOME POPULAR AMONG FEMALE PASSENGERS.
POPULAR AMONG FEMALE PASSENGERS.
POPULAR AMONG FEMALE PASSENGERS. WHEN THE WINE TRAIN FIRST
WHEN THE WINE TRAIN FIRST
WHEN THE WINE TRAIN FIRST STARTED, RIDERSHIP WAS ONLY AT
STARTED, RIDERSHIP WAS ONLY AT
STARTED, RIDERSHIP WAS ONLY AT 31%, BUT BY APRIL 2018,
31%, BUT BY APRIL 2018,
31%, BUT BY APRIL 2018, RIDERSHIP HAD INCREASED TO 52%,
RIDERSHIP HAD INCREASED TO 52%,
RIDERSHIP HAD INCREASED TO 52%, AND IN JULY, RIDERSHIP WAS AT
AND IN JULY, RIDERSHIP WAS AT
AND IN JULY, RIDERSHIP WAS AT 83% AND IS CONTINUING TO DO
83% AND IS CONTINUING TO DO
83% AND IS CONTINUING TO DO WELL.
WELL.
WELL. AFTER MR. TAMAKI BECAME
AFTER MR. TAMAKI BECAME
AFTER MR. TAMAKI BECAME PRESIDENT, HE TRAVELED AROUND
PRESIDENT, HE TRAVELED AROUND
PRESIDENT, HE TRAVELED AROUND THE AREA ALONG THE LINE OF
THE AREA ALONG THE LINE OF
THE AREA ALONG THE LINE OF KARUIZAWA.
KARUIZAWA.
KARUIZAWA. SO HE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF
SO HE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF
SO HE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF THE WINE TRAIN.
THE WINE TRAIN.
THE WINE TRAIN. >> OH, I SEE.
>> OH, I SEE.
>> OH, I SEE. WELL, THE REALITY OF MANY LOCAL
WELL, THE REALITY OF MANY LOCAL
WELL, THE REALITY OF MANY LOCAL RURAL RAILWAY COMPANIES ACROSS
RURAL RAILWAY COMPANIES ACROSS
RURAL RAILWAY COMPANIES ACROSS JAPAN IS SUCH THAT PEOPLE IN
JAPAN IS SUCH THAT PEOPLE IN
JAPAN IS SUCH THAT PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION OF THE
CHARGE OF THE OPERATION OF THE
CHARGE OF THE OPERATION OF THE COMPANY IS SO BUSY DOING THEIR
COMPANY IS SO BUSY DOING THEIR
COMPANY IS SO BUSY DOING THEIR DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION AND HAVE NO
DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION AND HAVE NO
DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION AND HAVE NO TIME THINKING ABOUT THE
TIME THINKING ABOUT THE
TIME THINKING ABOUT THE LONG-TERM FUTURE.
LONG-TERM FUTURE.
LONG-TERM FUTURE. FOR SHINANO RAILWAY, THE LUCKY
FOR SHINANO RAILWAY, THE LUCKY
FOR SHINANO RAILWAY, THE LUCKY THING IS THAT THEY HAVE
THING IS THAT THEY HAVE
THING IS THAT THEY HAVE KARUIZAWA, WHICH IS A REALLY
KARUIZAWA, WHICH IS A REALLY
KARUIZAWA, WHICH IS A REALLY FAMOUS TOURIST DESTINATION, AND
FAMOUS TOURIST DESTINATION, AND
FAMOUS TOURIST DESTINATION, AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE STARTING
AT THE SAME TIME, THE STARTING
AT THE SAME TIME, THE STARTING POINT OF THE RAILWAY LINE, AND
POINT OF THE RAILWAY LINE, AND
POINT OF THE RAILWAY LINE, AND THAT IS A REALLY BIG ADVANTAGE,
THAT IS A REALLY BIG ADVANTAGE,
THAT IS A REALLY BIG ADVANTAGE, ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT?
ISN'T IT? >> I SEE.
>> I SEE.
>> I SEE. ACTUALLY, I WAS VERY LUCKY TO
ACTUALLY, I WAS VERY LUCKY TO
ACTUALLY, I WAS VERY LUCKY TO RIDE THE WINE TRAIN.
RIDE THE WINE TRAIN.
RIDE THE WINE TRAIN. >> THE COLOR IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
>> THE COLOR IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
>> THE COLOR IS SO BEAUTIFUL. >> THE FIRST WINE IS SERVED
>> THE FIRST WINE IS SERVED
>> THE FIRST WINE IS SERVED BEFORE THE TRAIN DEPARTS.
BEFORE THE TRAIN DEPARTS.
BEFORE THE TRAIN DEPARTS. IT'S A SPARKLING ROSE MADE FROM
IT'S A SPARKLING ROSE MADE FROM
IT'S A SPARKLING ROSE MADE FROM JAHOE GRAPES.
JAHOE GRAPES.
JAHOE GRAPES. >> IT'S REALLY GOOD.
>> IT'S REALLY GOOD.
>> IT'S REALLY GOOD. IT'S REALLY FRUITY AND FRESH AND
IT'S REALLY FRUITY AND FRESH AND
IT'S REALLY FRUITY AND FRESH AND REFRESHING.
REFRESHING.
REFRESHING. IT'S REALLY DELICIOUS.
IT'S REALLY DELICIOUS.
IT'S REALLY DELICIOUS. NOW THE TRAIN IS MOVING, AND ALL
NOW THE TRAIN IS MOVING, AND ALL
NOW THE TRAIN IS MOVING, AND ALL THE STAFFS ARE WAVING AT US.
THE STAFFS ARE WAVING AT US.
THE STAFFS ARE WAVING AT US. IT'S VERY EXCITING!
IT'S VERY EXCITING!
IT'S VERY EXCITING! >> THE ROKUMON WINE COURSE
>> THE ROKUMON WINE COURSE
>> THE ROKUMON WINE COURSE OFFERS ALL KINDS OF WINE FROM
OFFERS ALL KINDS OF WINE FROM
OFFERS ALL KINDS OF WINE FROM LOCAL WINERIES.
LOCAL WINERIES.
LOCAL WINERIES. IT'S VERY POPULAR.
IT'S VERY POPULAR.
IT'S VERY POPULAR. TODAY, ALL THE SEATS ARE SOLD
TODAY, ALL THE SEATS ARE SOLD
TODAY, ALL THE SEATS ARE SOLD OUT.
OUT.
OUT. BEFORE THE APPETIZER, CHARDONNAY
BEFORE THE APPETIZER, CHARDONNAY
BEFORE THE APPETIZER, CHARDONNAY IS SERVED.
IS SERVED.
IS SERVED. >> LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL COLOR.
>> LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL COLOR.
>> LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL COLOR. WOW, IT LOOKS DELICIOUS.
WOW, IT LOOKS DELICIOUS.
WOW, IT LOOKS DELICIOUS. >> A FRENCH RESTAURANT IN NAGANO
>> A FRENCH RESTAURANT IN NAGANO
>> A FRENCH RESTAURANT IN NAGANO PREFECTURE PREPARES THE MEALS,
PREFECTURE PREPARES THE MEALS,
PREFECTURE PREPARES THE MEALS, WHICH ARE THEN PAIRED WITH THE
WHICH ARE THEN PAIRED WITH THE
WHICH ARE THEN PAIRED WITH THE WINES.
WINES.
WINES. THE COURSE CONSISTS OF AN
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF AN
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF AN APPETIZER, TWO MAIN DISHES, AND
APPETIZER, TWO MAIN DISHES, AND
APPETIZER, TWO MAIN DISHES, AND DESSERT, ALL CAREFULLY ARRANGED
DESSERT, ALL CAREFULLY ARRANGED
DESSERT, ALL CAREFULLY ARRANGED USING LOCAL INGREDIENTS.
USING LOCAL INGREDIENTS.
USING LOCAL INGREDIENTS. THE THIRD WINE IS A RED.
THE THIRD WINE IS A RED.
THE THIRD WINE IS A RED. >> I HEARD PINOT NOIR GRAPES ARE
>> I HEARD PINOT NOIR GRAPES ARE
>> I HEARD PINOT NOIR GRAPES ARE DIFFICULT TO GROW.
DIFFICULT TO GROW.
DIFFICULT TO GROW. >> IT'S A LITTLE BIT
>> IT'S A LITTLE BIT
>> IT'S A LITTLE BIT LIGHT-BODIED, BUT THE TASTE IS
LIGHT-BODIED, BUT THE TASTE IS
LIGHT-BODIED, BUT THE TASTE IS RICH AND REALLY DELICIOUS.
RICH AND REALLY DELICIOUS.
RICH AND REALLY DELICIOUS. WOW.
WOW.
WOW. >> THE FIRST MAIN DISH OF THE
>> THE FIRST MAIN DISH OF THE
>> THE FIRST MAIN DISH OF THE DAY IS ROAST BEEF AND TANDOORI
DAY IS ROAST BEEF AND TANDOORI
DAY IS ROAST BEEF AND TANDOORI CHICKEN MADE FROM LOCAL PRODUCE.
CHICKEN MADE FROM LOCAL PRODUCE.
CHICKEN MADE FROM LOCAL PRODUCE. THE SECOND MAIN DISH IS PORK,
THE SECOND MAIN DISH IS PORK,
THE SECOND MAIN DISH IS PORK, BEAUTIFULLY PAIRED WITH A
BEAUTIFULLY PAIRED WITH A
BEAUTIFULLY PAIRED WITH A MERLOT.
MERLOT.
MERLOT. >> IT'S SO NICE SITTING HERE,
>> IT'S SO NICE SITTING HERE,
>> IT'S SO NICE SITTING HERE, DRINKING WINE AS I WATCH THE
DRINKING WINE AS I WATCH THE
DRINKING WINE AS I WATCH THE SCENERY GO BY.
SCENERY GO BY.
SCENERY GO BY. CAR THREE, WHERE I AM, HAS TEN
CAR THREE, WHERE I AM, HAS TEN
CAR THREE, WHERE I AM, HAS TEN JAPANESE-STYLE, TWO-PERSON
JAPANESE-STYLE, TWO-PERSON
JAPANESE-STYLE, TWO-PERSON PRIVATE ROOMS.
PRIVATE ROOMS.
PRIVATE ROOMS. IT'S THE MOST POPULAR CAR.
IT'S THE MOST POPULAR CAR.
IT'S THE MOST POPULAR CAR. CAR TWO HAS A LOUNGELIKE LAYOUT,
CAR TWO HAS A LOUNGELIKE LAYOUT,
CAR TWO HAS A LOUNGELIKE LAYOUT, FEATURING COUNTER SEATS, WHERE
FEATURING COUNTER SEATS, WHERE
FEATURING COUNTER SEATS, WHERE PASSENGERS CAN ENJOY SCENERY
PASSENGERS CAN ENJOY SCENERY
PASSENGERS CAN ENJOY SCENERY ALONG THE LINE.
ALONG THE LINE.
ALONG THE LINE. AFTER FINISHING MY MEAL AND
AFTER FINISHING MY MEAL AND
AFTER FINISHING MY MEAL AND TAKING A LITTLE REST, THE TRAIN
TAKING A LITTLE REST, THE TRAIN
TAKING A LITTLE REST, THE TRAIN ARRIVES AT UEDA STATION, WHERE
ARRIVES AT UEDA STATION, WHERE
ARRIVES AT UEDA STATION, WHERE IT STOPS FOR 15 MINUTES.
IT STOPS FOR 15 MINUTES.
IT STOPS FOR 15 MINUTES. HERE, PASSENGERS ENJOY TAKING
HERE, PASSENGERS ENJOY TAKING
HERE, PASSENGERS ENJOY TAKING PHOTOS WITH THE STATION CHIEF,
PHOTOS WITH THE STATION CHIEF,
PHOTOS WITH THE STATION CHIEF, WHO DRESSES UP LIKE A JAPANESE
WHO DRESSES UP LIKE A JAPANESE
WHO DRESSES UP LIKE A JAPANESE FEUDAL LORD.
FEUDAL LORD.
FEUDAL LORD. AFTER THE BREAK, WE HAVE ONLY 40
AFTER THE BREAK, WE HAVE ONLY 40
AFTER THE BREAK, WE HAVE ONLY 40 MINUTES LEFT OF THE TRAIN.
MINUTES LEFT OF THE TRAIN.
MINUTES LEFT OF THE TRAIN. NOW IT'S TIME FOR DESSERT.
NOW IT'S TIME FOR DESSERT.
NOW IT'S TIME FOR DESSERT. DESSERT IS PAIRED WITH THE WHITE
DESSERT IS PAIRED WITH THE WHITE
DESSERT IS PAIRED WITH THE WHITE WINE, MADE FROM RIPE GRAPES,
WINE, MADE FROM RIPE GRAPES,
WINE, MADE FROM RIPE GRAPES, WHICH ARE FROZEN AND THEN
WHICH ARE FROZEN AND THEN
WHICH ARE FROZEN AND THEN SQUEEZED AS THEY BEGIN TO THAW.
SQUEEZED AS THEY BEGIN TO THAW.
SQUEEZED AS THEY BEGIN TO THAW. TODAY'S CHEF COMES TO MEET THE
TODAY'S CHEF COMES TO MEET THE
TODAY'S CHEF COMES TO MEET THE PASSENGERS.
PASSENGERS.
PASSENGERS. >> 70% OF THE PASSENGERS
>> 70% OF THE PASSENGERS
>> 70% OF THE PASSENGERS ENJOYING THE COURSE TODAY ARE
ENJOYING THE COURSE TODAY ARE
ENJOYING THE COURSE TODAY ARE WOMEN.
WOMEN.
WOMEN. >> THE WINE TRAIN, WHICH BEGAN
>> THE WINE TRAIN, WHICH BEGAN
>> THE WINE TRAIN, WHICH BEGAN AS A SIMPLE IDEA, IS STEADILY
AS A SIMPLE IDEA, IS STEADILY
AS A SIMPLE IDEA, IS STEADILY ATTRACTING PASSENGERS AS THE
ATTRACTING PASSENGERS AS THE
ATTRACTING PASSENGERS AS THE PRESIDENT HAD HOPED IT WOULD.
PRESIDENT HAD HOPED IT WOULD.
PRESIDENT HAD HOPED IT WOULD. I TASTED FIVE DIFFERENT WINES ON
I TASTED FIVE DIFFERENT WINES ON
I TASTED FIVE DIFFERENT WINES ON MY TRIP.
MY TRIP.
MY TRIP. I WISH THE JOURNEY HAD BEEN
I WISH THE JOURNEY HAD BEEN
I WISH THE JOURNEY HAD BEEN LONGER.
LONGER.
LONGER. >> IT CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE YOU
>> IT CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE YOU
>> IT CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE YOU HAD A GOOD TIME.
HAD A GOOD TIME.
HAD A GOOD TIME. >> RIGHT.
>> RIGHT.
>> RIGHT. >> I'M ACTUALLY KIND OF JEALOUS.
>> I'M ACTUALLY KIND OF JEALOUS.
>> I'M ACTUALLY KIND OF JEALOUS. SO, HOW ELSE DO YOU FEEL THE
SO, HOW ELSE DO YOU FEEL THE
SO, HOW ELSE DO YOU FEEL THE COMPANY CAN USE ROKUMON TO
COMPANY CAN USE ROKUMON TO
COMPANY CAN USE ROKUMON TO ATTRACT MORE PASSENGERS TO THE
ATTRACT MORE PASSENGERS TO THE
ATTRACT MORE PASSENGERS TO THE LINE?
LINE?
LINE? >> WELL, OBSERVING THE CURRENT
>> WELL, OBSERVING THE CURRENT
>> WELL, OBSERVING THE CURRENT SITUATION, THERE ARE VERY FEW
SITUATION, THERE ARE VERY FEW
SITUATION, THERE ARE VERY FEW PASSENGERS FROM OVERSEAS, AND I
PASSENGERS FROM OVERSEAS, AND I
PASSENGERS FROM OVERSEAS, AND I THINK THIS MEANS THERE IS AN
THINK THIS MEANS THERE IS AN
THINK THIS MEANS THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY THERE TO ATTRACT
OPPORTUNITY THERE TO ATTRACT
OPPORTUNITY THERE TO ATTRACT MORE PASSENGERS FROM OVERSEAS.
MORE PASSENGERS FROM OVERSEAS.
MORE PASSENGERS FROM OVERSEAS. AND ACTUALLY, THE 50% OF PEOPLE
AND ACTUALLY, THE 50% OF PEOPLE
AND ACTUALLY, THE 50% OF PEOPLE VISITING KARUIZAWA REGION IS
VISITING KARUIZAWA REGION IS
VISITING KARUIZAWA REGION IS FROM TAIWAN, INTENDING TO VISIT
FROM TAIWAN, INTENDING TO VISIT
FROM TAIWAN, INTENDING TO VISIT ONE FAMOUS SPA RESORT IN THE
ONE FAMOUS SPA RESORT IN THE
ONE FAMOUS SPA RESORT IN THE REGION.
REGION.
REGION. SO, THE COMPANY CAME UP WITH THE
SO, THE COMPANY CAME UP WITH THE
SO, THE COMPANY CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO OPERATE SNOW VIEWING IN
IDEA TO OPERATE SNOW VIEWING IN
IDEA TO OPERATE SNOW VIEWING IN ROKUMON TO ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM
ROKUMON TO ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM
ROKUMON TO ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM NOT ONLY TAIWAN, BUT ALSO FROM
NOT ONLY TAIWAN, BUT ALSO FROM
NOT ONLY TAIWAN, BUT ALSO FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA, THE REGION WHERE
SOUTHEAST ASIA, THE REGION WHERE
SOUTHEAST ASIA, THE REGION WHERE THERE IS VERY FEW OCCASIONS OF
THERE IS VERY FEW OCCASIONS OF
THERE IS VERY FEW OCCASIONS OF SNOW.
SNOW.
SNOW. >> NOW, I THINK FROM A
>> NOW, I THINK FROM A
>> NOW, I THINK FROM A MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE, IT'S
MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE, IT'S
MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE, IT'S IMPORTANT NOT ONLY TO HAVE THESE
IMPORTANT NOT ONLY TO HAVE THESE
IMPORTANT NOT ONLY TO HAVE THESE IDEAS, BUT TO MAKE DECISIONS AND
IDEAS, BUT TO MAKE DECISIONS AND
IDEAS, BUT TO MAKE DECISIONS AND IMPLEMENT THEM EFFECTIVELY.
IMPLEMENT THEM EFFECTIVELY.
IMPLEMENT THEM EFFECTIVELY. >> YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT. AND MR. TAMAKI HAS ALSO DECIDED
AND MR. TAMAKI HAS ALSO DECIDED
AND MR. TAMAKI HAS ALSO DECIDED TO UTILIZE THIS KARUIZAWA
TO UTILIZE THIS KARUIZAWA
TO UTILIZE THIS KARUIZAWA STATION ITSELF TO MITIGATE THE
STATION ITSELF TO MITIGATE THE
STATION ITSELF TO MITIGATE THE FUTURE RISK OF THE COMPANY.
FUTURE RISK OF THE COMPANY.
FUTURE RISK OF THE COMPANY. >> WELL, NEXT, LET'S TAKE A LOOK
>> WELL, NEXT, LET'S TAKE A LOOK
>> WELL, NEXT, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT MR. TAMAKI'S STRATEGY TO
AT MR. TAMAKI'S STRATEGY TO
AT MR. TAMAKI'S STRATEGY TO UTILIZE KARUIZAWA STATION.
UTILIZE KARUIZAWA STATION.
UTILIZE KARUIZAWA STATION. >> IN 2017, SHINANO RAILWAY'S
>> IN 2017, SHINANO RAILWAY'S
>> IN 2017, SHINANO RAILWAY'S REVENUE WAS 4.5 BILLION YEN, BUT
REVENUE WAS 4.5 BILLION YEN, BUT
REVENUE WAS 4.5 BILLION YEN, BUT INCOME DERIVED FROM
INCOME DERIVED FROM
INCOME DERIVED FROM NON-FARE-RELATED SOURCES WAS
NON-FARE-RELATED SOURCES WAS
NON-FARE-RELATED SOURCES WAS SMALLER, SO MR. TAMAKI DECIDED
SMALLER, SO MR. TAMAKI DECIDED
SMALLER, SO MR. TAMAKI DECIDED TO USE THE KARUIZAWA BUILDING AS
TO USE THE KARUIZAWA BUILDING AS
TO USE THE KARUIZAWA BUILDING AS AN ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF INCOME.
AN ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF INCOME.
AN ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF INCOME. UNTIL NOW, SHINANO RAILWAY HAD
UNTIL NOW, SHINANO RAILWAY HAD
UNTIL NOW, SHINANO RAILWAY HAD TO SHARE JR STATION BUILDING AT
TO SHARE JR STATION BUILDING AT
TO SHARE JR STATION BUILDING AT KARUIZAWA, AND THEIR OFFICE WAS
KARUIZAWA, AND THEIR OFFICE WAS
KARUIZAWA, AND THEIR OFFICE WAS LOCATED IN THE STATION'S
LOCATED IN THE STATION'S
LOCATED IN THE STATION'S SOUTH-TO-NORTH CONCOURSE.
SOUTH-TO-NORTH CONCOURSE.
SOUTH-TO-NORTH CONCOURSE. THEN MR. TAMAKI CAME UP WITH THE
THEN MR. TAMAKI CAME UP WITH THE
THEN MR. TAMAKI CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF USING THE OLD BUILDING
IDEA OF USING THE OLD BUILDING
IDEA OF USING THE OLD BUILDING LOCATED NEXT TO THE JR STATION
LOCATED NEXT TO THE JR STATION
LOCATED NEXT TO THE JR STATION BUILDING.
BUILDING.
BUILDING. A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL
A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL
A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL STATION BUILDING, THE TOWN OF
STATION BUILDING, THE TOWN OF
STATION BUILDING, THE TOWN OF KARUIZAWA RECONSTRUCTED THE
KARUIZAWA RECONSTRUCTED THE
KARUIZAWA RECONSTRUCTED THE BUILDING IN THE YEAR 2000 TO
BUILDING IN THE YEAR 2000 TO
BUILDING IN THE YEAR 2000 TO SERVE AS A MEMORIAL.
SERVE AS A MEMORIAL.
SERVE AS A MEMORIAL. ♪♪
♪♪
♪♪ MR. TAMAKI DECIDED TO LEASE IT
MR. TAMAKI DECIDED TO LEASE IT
MR. TAMAKI DECIDED TO LEASE IT FROM THE TOWN AND TURN IT INTO
FROM THE TOWN AND TURN IT INTO
FROM THE TOWN AND TURN IT INTO SHINANO RAILWAY'S STATION
SHINANO RAILWAY'S STATION
SHINANO RAILWAY'S STATION BUILDING.
BUILDING.
BUILDING. LEAVING THE OLD-FASHIONED
LEAVING THE OLD-FASHIONED
LEAVING THE OLD-FASHIONED WESTERN-STYLE EXTERIOR, INTERIOR
WESTERN-STYLE EXTERIOR, INTERIOR
WESTERN-STYLE EXTERIOR, INTERIOR WAS RENOVATED, ADDING SPACE TO
WAS RENOVATED, ADDING SPACE TO
WAS RENOVATED, ADDING SPACE TO EAT AND A CHARMING OLD-FASHIONED
EAT AND A CHARMING OLD-FASHIONED
EAT AND A CHARMING OLD-FASHIONED TICKET GATE, GIVING THE PLACE AN
TICKET GATE, GIVING THE PLACE AN
TICKET GATE, GIVING THE PLACE AN OLDEN DAYS FEEL.
OLDEN DAYS FEEL.
OLDEN DAYS FEEL. THE FULMER IMPERIAL GUEST ROOM,
THE FULMER IMPERIAL GUEST ROOM,
THE FULMER IMPERIAL GUEST ROOM, ONCE USED BY THE IMPERIAL FAMILY
ONCE USED BY THE IMPERIAL FAMILY
ONCE USED BY THE IMPERIAL FAMILY AND DIGNITARIES IS NOW A LOUNGE
AND DIGNITARIES IS NOW A LOUNGE
AND DIGNITARIES IS NOW A LOUNGE FOR ROKUMON PASSENGERS.
FOR ROKUMON PASSENGERS.
FOR ROKUMON PASSENGERS. THE PLATFORM IS A BOARDWALK AND
THE PLATFORM IS A BOARDWALK AND
THE PLATFORM IS A BOARDWALK AND THE OLD VEHICLE WAS CONVERTED
THE OLD VEHICLE WAS CONVERTED
THE OLD VEHICLE WAS CONVERTED INTO A KIDS' PLAY FACILITY
INTO A KIDS' PLAY FACILITY
INTO A KIDS' PLAY FACILITY AROUND WHICH MANY TRAINS OPERATE
AROUND WHICH MANY TRAINS OPERATE
AROUND WHICH MANY TRAINS OPERATE AND CHILDREN CAN COME WITH THEIR
AND CHILDREN CAN COME WITH THEIR
AND CHILDREN CAN COME WITH THEIR FAMILIES TO PLAY AND HAVE FUN.
FAMILIES TO PLAY AND HAVE FUN.
FAMILIES TO PLAY AND HAVE FUN. IT HAS BECOME A PLACE WHERE
IT HAS BECOME A PLACE WHERE
IT HAS BECOME A PLACE WHERE TOURISTS CAN COME AND RELAX ANY
TOURISTS CAN COME AND RELAX ANY
TOURISTS CAN COME AND RELAX ANY TIME.
TIME.
TIME. WITH THE MOVE TO THE NEW STATION
WITH THE MOVE TO THE NEW STATION
WITH THE MOVE TO THE NEW STATION BUILDING, MR. TAMAKI TRANSFORMED
BUILDING, MR. TAMAKI TRANSFORMED
BUILDING, MR. TAMAKI TRANSFORMED THE PREVIOUS OFFICE SPACE INTO A
THE PREVIOUS OFFICE SPACE INTO A
THE PREVIOUS OFFICE SPACE INTO A SMALL MARKET FEATURING POPULAR
SMALL MARKET FEATURING POPULAR
SMALL MARKET FEATURING POPULAR SHOPS WHICH CAN ALSO BE FOUND
SHOPS WHICH CAN ALSO BE FOUND
SHOPS WHICH CAN ALSO BE FOUND ALONG THE LINE.
ALONG THE LINE.
ALONG THE LINE. THIS MARKET IS POPULAR AMONG
THIS MARKET IS POPULAR AMONG
THIS MARKET IS POPULAR AMONG SHINKANSEN PASSENGERS LOOKING
SHINKANSEN PASSENGERS LOOKING
SHINKANSEN PASSENGERS LOOKING FOR SOUVENIRS.
FOR SOUVENIRS.
FOR SOUVENIRS. WITH THE ADDITIONAL RENT,
WITH THE ADDITIONAL RENT,
WITH THE ADDITIONAL RENT, ROYALTY PAYMENTS, AND INCOME
ROYALTY PAYMENTS, AND INCOME
ROYALTY PAYMENTS, AND INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES, SHINANO
FROM OTHER SOURCES, SHINANO
FROM OTHER SOURCES, SHINANO RAILWAY'S YEARLY INCOME HAS GONE
RAILWAY'S YEARLY INCOME HAS GONE
RAILWAY'S YEARLY INCOME HAS GONE UP BY 60 MILLION YEN.
UP BY 60 MILLION YEN.
UP BY 60 MILLION YEN. IN ADDITION, MR. TAMAKI IS NOW
IN ADDITION, MR. TAMAKI IS NOW
IN ADDITION, MR. TAMAKI IS NOW THINKING ABOUT ANOTHER MAJOR
THINKING ABOUT ANOTHER MAJOR
THINKING ABOUT ANOTHER MAJOR PROJECT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF
PROJECT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF
PROJECT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SHINANO RAILWAY.
SHINANO RAILWAY.
SHINANO RAILWAY. IN COOPERATION WITH THE LOCAL
IN COOPERATION WITH THE LOCAL
IN COOPERATION WITH THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, HE IS PLANNING TO
MUNICIPALITY, HE IS PLANNING TO
MUNICIPALITY, HE IS PLANNING TO REDEVELOP LAND OWNED BY SHINANO
REDEVELOP LAND OWNED BY SHINANO
REDEVELOP LAND OWNED BY SHINANO RAILWAY ON THE EAST SIDE OF
RAILWAY ON THE EAST SIDE OF
RAILWAY ON THE EAST SIDE OF KARUIZAWA STATION.
KARUIZAWA STATION.
KARUIZAWA STATION. HE PLANS TO BUILD COMMERCIAL
HE PLANS TO BUILD COMMERCIAL
HE PLANS TO BUILD COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS NEXT TO THE STATION,
BUILDINGS NEXT TO THE STATION,
BUILDINGS NEXT TO THE STATION, WHICH WILL FURTHER BOOST THE
WHICH WILL FURTHER BOOST THE
WHICH WILL FURTHER BOOST THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS COMING TO
NUMBER OF PASSENGERS COMING TO
NUMBER OF PASSENGERS COMING TO KARUIZAWA AND INCREASE THE
KARUIZAWA AND INCREASE THE
KARUIZAWA AND INCREASE THE INCOME OF SHINANO RAILWAY EVEN
INCOME OF SHINANO RAILWAY EVEN
INCOME OF SHINANO RAILWAY EVEN MORE.
MORE.
MORE. >> ACTUALLY, THERE ARE ANOTHER
>> ACTUALLY, THERE ARE ANOTHER
>> ACTUALLY, THERE ARE ANOTHER BIG GOVERNMENT IN THE STRATEGY
BIG GOVERNMENT IN THE STRATEGY
BIG GOVERNMENT IN THE STRATEGY OF THE COMPANY OF THE SURVIVAL
OF THE COMPANY OF THE SURVIVAL
OF THE COMPANY OF THE SURVIVAL IN THE NEXT 20 TO 30 YEARS.
IN THE NEXT 20 TO 30 YEARS.
IN THE NEXT 20 TO 30 YEARS. >> OH, WHAT IS THAT?
>> OH, WHAT IS THAT?
>> OH, WHAT IS THAT? >> THAT IS THE REPLACEMENT OF
>> THAT IS THE REPLACEMENT OF
>> THAT IS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ROLLING STOCK.
THE ROLLING STOCK.
THE ROLLING STOCK. WELL, THE CURRENT VEHICLES THAT
WELL, THE CURRENT VEHICLES THAT
WELL, THE CURRENT VEHICLES THAT SHINANO RAILWAY HAS IS ACTUALLY
SHINANO RAILWAY HAS IS ACTUALLY
SHINANO RAILWAY HAS IS ACTUALLY HANDED OVER FROM EAST JAPAN
HANDED OVER FROM EAST JAPAN
HANDED OVER FROM EAST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY, BUT ALL THOSE
RAILWAY COMPANY, BUT ALL THOSE
RAILWAY COMPANY, BUT ALL THOSE VEHICLES ARE NOW EXCEEDING THEIR
VEHICLES ARE NOW EXCEEDING THEIR
VEHICLES ARE NOW EXCEEDING THEIR SERVICE LIFE.
SERVICE LIFE.
SERVICE LIFE. SO, THE REPLACEMENT IS A REALLY
SO, THE REPLACEMENT IS A REALLY
SO, THE REPLACEMENT IS A REALLY URGENT NEED FOR THE COMPANY.
URGENT NEED FOR THE COMPANY.
URGENT NEED FOR THE COMPANY. GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE LOCAL
GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE LOCAL
GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE LOCAL RAILWAY COMPANIES LIKE SHINANO
RAILWAY COMPANIES LIKE SHINANO
RAILWAY COMPANIES LIKE SHINANO RAILWAY TEND TO BUY SECONDHAND
RAILWAY TEND TO BUY SECONDHAND
RAILWAY TEND TO BUY SECONDHAND VEHICLES, BUT EARLIER THIS
VEHICLES, BUT EARLIER THIS
VEHICLES, BUT EARLIER THIS SPRING, THE COMPANY DECIDED TO
SPRING, THE COMPANY DECIDED TO
SPRING, THE COMPANY DECIDED TO PURCHASE BRAND-NEW VEHICLES.
PURCHASE BRAND-NEW VEHICLES.
PURCHASE BRAND-NEW VEHICLES. >> WOW.
>> WOW.
>> WOW. >> REALLY?
>> REALLY?
>> REALLY? >> LET ME EXPLAIN THAT USING
>> LET ME EXPLAIN THAT USING
>> LET ME EXPLAIN THAT USING THIS PARTICULAR CHART, WHICH HAS
THIS PARTICULAR CHART, WHICH HAS
THIS PARTICULAR CHART, WHICH HAS BEEN PREPARED BY MR. TAMAKI.
BEEN PREPARED BY MR. TAMAKI.
BEEN PREPARED BY MR. TAMAKI. LET US CHECK FIRST THE PURCHASE
LET US CHECK FIRST THE PURCHASE
LET US CHECK FIRST THE PURCHASE COST OF THE VEHICLE.
COST OF THE VEHICLE.
COST OF THE VEHICLE. GENERALLY SPEAKING, IT COSTS
GENERALLY SPEAKING, IT COSTS
GENERALLY SPEAKING, IT COSTS SOMETHING LIKE 5 BILLION
SOMETHING LIKE 5 BILLION
SOMETHING LIKE 5 BILLION JAPANESE YEN TO PURCHASE ONE
JAPANESE YEN TO PURCHASE ONE
JAPANESE YEN TO PURCHASE ONE USED VEHICLE.
USED VEHICLE.
USED VEHICLE. SO, PURCHASING 63 WOULD COST
SO, PURCHASING 63 WOULD COST
SO, PURCHASING 63 WOULD COST 25.3 BILLION YEN.
25.3 BILLION YEN.
25.3 BILLION YEN. BUT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF COST
BUT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF COST
BUT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF COST WOULD BE 7.6 BILLION JAPANESE
WOULD BE 7.6 BILLION JAPANESE
WOULD BE 7.6 BILLION JAPANESE YEN FOR THE USED CARS.
YEN FOR THE USED CARS.
YEN FOR THE USED CARS. THIS COMPARED WITH THE 10.7
THIS COMPARED WITH THE 10.7
THIS COMPARED WITH THE 10.7 BILLION JAPANESE YEN, WHEN
BILLION JAPANESE YEN, WHEN
BILLION JAPANESE YEN, WHEN INTRODUCING NEW VEHICLES.
INTRODUCING NEW VEHICLES.
INTRODUCING NEW VEHICLES. >> SO, EVEN THOUGH TRAINS ARE
>> SO, EVEN THOUGH TRAINS ARE
>> SO, EVEN THOUGH TRAINS ARE USED, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY
USED, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY
USED, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THEY COST SO MUCH LESS,
MEAN THEY COST SO MUCH LESS,
MEAN THEY COST SO MUCH LESS, RIGHT?
RIGHT?
RIGHT? >> THAT'S RIGHT.
>> THAT'S RIGHT.
>> THAT'S RIGHT. AND ADDING TO THAT, IF YOU
AND ADDING TO THAT, IF YOU
AND ADDING TO THAT, IF YOU INTRODUCE NEW VEHICLES, WHICH
INTRODUCE NEW VEHICLES, WHICH
INTRODUCE NEW VEHICLES, WHICH WILL REDUCE TO EIGHT TIMES.
WILL REDUCE TO EIGHT TIMES.
WILL REDUCE TO EIGHT TIMES. BECAUSE BY REGULATION, IT CAN BE
BECAUSE BY REGULATION, IT CAN BE
BECAUSE BY REGULATION, IT CAN BE LONGER INTERVALS BETWEEN TWO
LONGER INTERVALS BETWEEN TWO
LONGER INTERVALS BETWEEN TWO CONSECUTIVE HEAVY INSPECTIONS.
CONSECUTIVE HEAVY INSPECTIONS.
CONSECUTIVE HEAVY INSPECTIONS. SO, THAT MEANS MUCH LESS COST
SO, THAT MEANS MUCH LESS COST
SO, THAT MEANS MUCH LESS COST FOR THE MAINTENANCE.
FOR THE MAINTENANCE.
FOR THE MAINTENANCE. AND THE CONSUMPTION ELECTRICITY,
AND THE CONSUMPTION ELECTRICITY,
AND THE CONSUMPTION ELECTRICITY, THAT IS ALREADY SLIGHTLY LESS
THAT IS ALREADY SLIGHTLY LESS
THAT IS ALREADY SLIGHTLY LESS FOR THE USED VEHICLES, BUT THE
FOR THE USED VEHICLES, BUT THE
FOR THE USED VEHICLES, BUT THE REDUCTION WILL BE MUCH FURTHER
REDUCTION WILL BE MUCH FURTHER
REDUCTION WILL BE MUCH FURTHER FOR THE NEW VEHICLES.
FOR THE NEW VEHICLES.
FOR THE NEW VEHICLES. AND THE SECOND RENEWAL ON
AND THE SECOND RENEWAL ON
AND THE SECOND RENEWAL ON VEHICLES WILL BE NECESSARY,
VEHICLES WILL BE NECESSARY,
VEHICLES WILL BE NECESSARY, BECAUSE USED CARS WILL NOT LAST
BECAUSE USED CARS WILL NOT LAST
BECAUSE USED CARS WILL NOT LAST FOR 32 YEARS, AND THAT SECOND
FOR 32 YEARS, AND THAT SECOND
FOR 32 YEARS, AND THAT SECOND RENEWAL COST SHOULD BE INCLUDED.
RENEWAL COST SHOULD BE INCLUDED.
RENEWAL COST SHOULD BE INCLUDED. SO, IN TOTAL, THE INTRODUCTION
SO, IN TOTAL, THE INTRODUCTION
SO, IN TOTAL, THE INTRODUCTION OF THE USED CAR WOULD COST ABOUT
OF THE USED CAR WOULD COST ABOUT
OF THE USED CAR WOULD COST ABOUT MORE THAN DOUBLE, ACTUALLY, 55
MORE THAN DOUBLE, ACTUALLY, 55
MORE THAN DOUBLE, ACTUALLY, 55 BILLION JAPANESE YEN.
BILLION JAPANESE YEN.
BILLION JAPANESE YEN. >> YEAH, I SEE.
>> YEAH, I SEE.
>> YEAH, I SEE. SO, I CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT
SO, I CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT
SO, I CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT BY LOOKING AT THIS CHART.
BY LOOKING AT THIS CHART.
BY LOOKING AT THIS CHART. SO, IN THE LONG RUN, IT'S REALLY
SO, IN THE LONG RUN, IT'S REALLY
SO, IN THE LONG RUN, IT'S REALLY MUCH BETTER TO PURCHASE NEW
MUCH BETTER TO PURCHASE NEW
MUCH BETTER TO PURCHASE NEW VEHICLES, RIGHT?
VEHICLES, RIGHT?
VEHICLES, RIGHT? >> YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT. >> YOU CAN SEE MR. TAMAKI REALLY
>> YOU CAN SEE MR. TAMAKI REALLY
>> YOU CAN SEE MR. TAMAKI REALLY WANTED SHINANO RAILWAY TO LAST
WANTED SHINANO RAILWAY TO LAST
WANTED SHINANO RAILWAY TO LAST FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
FOR THE NEXT GENERATION. HE WAS DEFINITELY DETERMINED TO
HE WAS DEFINITELY DETERMINED TO
HE WAS DEFINITELY DETERMINED TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
MAKE THAT HAPPEN. >> YES, YES, YES, I THINK SO.
>> YES, YES, YES, I THINK SO.
>> YES, YES, YES, I THINK SO. >> NEXT UP, HERE'S "TRAINS IN
>> NEXT UP, HERE'S "TRAINS IN
>> NEXT UP, HERE'S "TRAINS IN FOCUS.”
FOCUS.”
FOCUS.” THIS TIME, A WINTER RIDE ON A
THIS TIME, A WINTER RIDE ON A
THIS TIME, A WINTER RIDE ON A TRAIN WHICH IS OPERATED BY
TRAIN WHICH IS OPERATED BY
TRAIN WHICH IS OPERATED BY NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY, A
NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY, A
NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY, A PRIVATE RAILWAY COMPANY IN
PRIVATE RAILWAY COMPANY IN
PRIVATE RAILWAY COMPANY IN NAGANO PREFECTURE.
NAGANO PREFECTURE.
NAGANO PREFECTURE. >> YES.
>> YES.
>> YES. I HAD A WONDERFUL JOURNEY, SO
I HAD A WONDERFUL JOURNEY, SO
I HAD A WONDERFUL JOURNEY, SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK.
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK.
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK. NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY IS A
NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY IS A
NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY IS A 33-KILOMETER LINE CONNECTING
33-KILOMETER LINE CONNECTING
33-KILOMETER LINE CONNECTING NAGANO TO THIS STATION KNOWN FOR
NAGANO TO THIS STATION KNOWN FOR
NAGANO TO THIS STATION KNOWN FOR THE JIGOKUDANI HOT SPRING.
THE JIGOKUDANI HOT SPRING.
THE JIGOKUDANI HOT SPRING. THEY'RE KNOWN FOR THE WILD
THEY'RE KNOWN FOR THE WILD
THEY'RE KNOWN FOR THE WILD MONKEYS OR SNOW MONKEYS WHO COME
MONKEYS OR SNOW MONKEYS WHO COME
MONKEYS OR SNOW MONKEYS WHO COME TO ENJOY THE HOT SPRING IN
TO ENJOY THE HOT SPRING IN
TO ENJOY THE HOT SPRING IN WINTER, ATTRACTING MANY
WINTER, ATTRACTING MANY
WINTER, ATTRACTING MANY TOURISTS.
TOURISTS.
TOURISTS. THE STATION PLATFORM IS LOCATED
THE STATION PLATFORM IS LOCATED
THE STATION PLATFORM IS LOCATED UNDER GROUND.
UNDER GROUND.
UNDER GROUND. LOOK, THE TRAIN HAS AN
LOOK, THE TRAIN HAS AN
LOOK, THE TRAIN HAS AN OBSERVATION DECK.
OBSERVATION DECK.
OBSERVATION DECK. IN 2005, NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY
IN 2005, NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY
IN 2005, NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY INTRODUCED THESE CARS, WHICH
INTRODUCED THESE CARS, WHICH
INTRODUCED THESE CARS, WHICH PREVIOUSLY OPERATED ON A MAJOR
PREVIOUSLY OPERATED ON A MAJOR
PREVIOUSLY OPERATED ON A MAJOR PRIVATE RAILWAY.
PRIVATE RAILWAY.
PRIVATE RAILWAY. DESPITE BEING AN EXPRESS TRAIN,
DESPITE BEING AN EXPRESS TRAIN,
DESPITE BEING AN EXPRESS TRAIN, THIS SERVICE RUNS AT A LEISURELY
THIS SERVICE RUNS AT A LEISURELY
THIS SERVICE RUNS AT A LEISURELY 30 KILOMETERS PER HOUR, WHICH IS
30 KILOMETERS PER HOUR, WHICH IS
30 KILOMETERS PER HOUR, WHICH IS HOW THIS SERVICE GOT ITS NAME.
HOW THIS SERVICE GOT ITS NAME.
HOW THIS SERVICE GOT ITS NAME. NONBIRI MEANS LEISURELY, AND
NONBIRI MEANS LEISURELY, AND
NONBIRI MEANS LEISURELY, AND YUKEMURI MEANS CLOUDS OF STEAM.
YUKEMURI MEANS CLOUDS OF STEAM.
YUKEMURI MEANS CLOUDS OF STEAM. THE CONDUCTOR IS ALSO THE TOUR
THE CONDUCTOR IS ALSO THE TOUR
THE CONDUCTOR IS ALSO THE TOUR GUIDE.
GUIDE.
GUIDE. THIS IS A UNIQUE FEATURE OF THE
THIS IS A UNIQUE FEATURE OF THE
THIS IS A UNIQUE FEATURE OF THE SERVICE.
SERVICE.
SERVICE. THE SERVICE ALSO HAS AN ONBOARD
THE SERVICE ALSO HAS AN ONBOARD
THE SERVICE ALSO HAS AN ONBOARD VENDOR.
VENDOR.
VENDOR. OKAY, I PURCHASED THE ERYNGIL
OKAY, I PURCHASED THE ERYNGIL
OKAY, I PURCHASED THE ERYNGIL MUSHROOM SUSHI.
MUSHROOM SUSHI.
MUSHROOM SUSHI. IT'S REALLY INTERESTING.
IT'S REALLY INTERESTING.
IT'S REALLY INTERESTING. WHOA.
WHOA.
WHOA. THERE'S A VERY HUGE BRIDGE.
THERE'S A VERY HUGE BRIDGE.
THERE'S A VERY HUGE BRIDGE. ALONG THE WAY, THE TRAIN MAKES
ALONG THE WAY, THE TRAIN MAKES
ALONG THE WAY, THE TRAIN MAKES OCCASIONAL STOPS.
OCCASIONAL STOPS.
OCCASIONAL STOPS. THIS IS THE FIRST TOURIST
THIS IS THE FIRST TOURIST
THIS IS THE FIRST TOURIST ATTRACTION, CHIKUMA RIVER.
ATTRACTION, CHIKUMA RIVER.
ATTRACTION, CHIKUMA RIVER. THIS AREA, WHICH WAS A FAMOUS
THIS AREA, WHICH WAS A FAMOUS
THIS AREA, WHICH WAS A FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD IN THE 16th CENTURY.
BATTLEFIELD IN THE 16th CENTURY.
BATTLEFIELD IN THE 16th CENTURY. >> SO, NOW WE'VE REACHED OUR
>> SO, NOW WE'VE REACHED OUR
>> SO, NOW WE'VE REACHED OUR DESTINATION.
DESTINATION.
DESTINATION. I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT IS COMING NEXT.
WHAT IS COMING NEXT.
WHAT IS COMING NEXT. THIS MUSHROOM SUSHI IS FLAVORED
THIS MUSHROOM SUSHI IS FLAVORED
THIS MUSHROOM SUSHI IS FLAVORED WITH MISO.
WITH MISO.
WITH MISO. ♪♪
♪♪
♪♪ >> THE TRAIN WILL SOON ARRIVE AT
>> THE TRAIN WILL SOON ARRIVE AT
>> THE TRAIN WILL SOON ARRIVE AT THE STATION.
THE STATION.
THE STATION. SINCE THE RAILWAY IS A SINGLE
SINCE THE RAILWAY IS A SINGLE
SINCE THE RAILWAY IS A SINGLE TRACK, TRAINS BYPASS EACH OTHER
TRACK, TRAINS BYPASS EACH OTHER
TRACK, TRAINS BYPASS EACH OTHER HERE.
HERE.
HERE. >> WOW.
>> WOW.
>> WOW. IT'S SO RETRO.
IT'S SO RETRO.
IT'S SO RETRO. THE EXPRESS TRAIN FOR NAGANO IS
THE EXPRESS TRAIN FOR NAGANO IS
THE EXPRESS TRAIN FOR NAGANO IS COMING THIS WAY.
COMING THIS WAY.
COMING THIS WAY. I WISH I COULD GET OFF HERE.
I WISH I COULD GET OFF HERE.
I WISH I COULD GET OFF HERE. >> WE ARE ALMOST AT THE LAST
>> WE ARE ALMOST AT THE LAST
>> WE ARE ALMOST AT THE LAST STOP.
STOP.
STOP. >> BECAUSE THE TRAIN RAN AT A
>> BECAUSE THE TRAIN RAN AT A
>> BECAUSE THE TRAIN RAN AT A VERY LEISURELY PACE, I COULD
>> BECAUSE THE TRAIN RAN AT A
>> BECAUSE THE TRAIN RAN AT A
>> BECAUSE THE TRAIN RAN AT A VERY LEISURELY PACE, I COULD
VERY LEISURELY PACE, I COULD
VERY LEISURELY PACE, I COULD REALLY ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL
REALLY ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL
REALLY ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.
SCENERY.
SCENERY. IF YOU WANT TO SIT, RELAX, AND
IF YOU WANT TO SIT, RELAX, AND
IF YOU WANT TO SIT, RELAX, AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY, THIS TRAIN
ENJOY THE JOURNEY, THIS TRAIN
ENJOY THE JOURNEY, THIS TRAIN WILL BE PERFECT.
WILL BE PERFECT.
WILL BE PERFECT. >> AS THE NAME IMPLIES, THIS
>> AS THE NAME IMPLIES, THIS
>> AS THE NAME IMPLIES, THIS TOURIST TRAIN IS VERY RELAXED.
TOURIST TRAIN IS VERY RELAXED.
TOURIST TRAIN IS VERY RELAXED. IN THE FUTURE, I HOPE THEY SEE
IN THE FUTURE, I HOPE THEY SEE
IN THE FUTURE, I HOPE THEY SEE MORE VISITORS FROM OVERSEAS AND
MORE VISITORS FROM OVERSEAS AND
MORE VISITORS FROM OVERSEAS AND THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE MADE IN
THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE MADE IN
THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE MADE IN ENGLISH, TOO.
ENGLISH, TOO.
ENGLISH, TOO. >> RIGHT.
>> RIGHT.
>> RIGHT. SPEAKING OF THE VISITORS FROM
SPEAKING OF THE VISITORS FROM
SPEAKING OF THE VISITORS FROM OVERSEAS, DURING WINTER,
OVERSEAS, DURING WINTER,
OVERSEAS, DURING WINTER, TOURISTS FROM OVERSEAS COME TO
TOURISTS FROM OVERSEAS COME TO
TOURISTS FROM OVERSEAS COME TO SEE THE FAMOUS SNOW MONKEYS.
SEE THE FAMOUS SNOW MONKEYS.
SEE THE FAMOUS SNOW MONKEYS. IN FACT, THEY HAVE SNOW MONKEYS
IN FACT, THEY HAVE SNOW MONKEYS
IN FACT, THEY HAVE SNOW MONKEYS ON THE COVER.
ON THE COVER.
ON THE COVER. >> WELL, I'M NOT REALLY SURE HOW
>> WELL, I'M NOT REALLY SURE HOW
>> WELL, I'M NOT REALLY SURE HOW MUCH IMPACT THOSE SNOW MONKEYS
MUCH IMPACT THOSE SNOW MONKEYS
MUCH IMPACT THOSE SNOW MONKEYS WILL HAVE, BUT NAGANO ELECTRIC
WILL HAVE, BUT NAGANO ELECTRIC
WILL HAVE, BUT NAGANO ELECTRIC RAILWAY HAS BEEN DOING A VERY
RAILWAY HAS BEEN DOING A VERY
RAILWAY HAS BEEN DOING A VERY STABLE OPERATION FOR YEARS,
STABLE OPERATION FOR YEARS,
STABLE OPERATION FOR YEARS, GIVEN ITS PROFITS.
GIVEN ITS PROFITS.
GIVEN ITS PROFITS. AND I THINK THE SAME CAN BE SAID
AND I THINK THE SAME CAN BE SAID
AND I THINK THE SAME CAN BE SAID FOR SHINANO RAILWAYS AS WELL.
FOR SHINANO RAILWAYS AS WELL.
FOR SHINANO RAILWAYS AS WELL. BUT ONE OF THE KEYS IN THE
BUT ONE OF THE KEYS IN THE
BUT ONE OF THE KEYS IN THE SUCCESSFUL AND STABLE OPERATION
SUCCESSFUL AND STABLE OPERATION
SUCCESSFUL AND STABLE OPERATION OF RAILWAYS LIKE NAGANO ELECTRIC
OF RAILWAYS LIKE NAGANO ELECTRIC
OF RAILWAYS LIKE NAGANO ELECTRIC AND SHINANO RAILWAYS IS HOW
AND SHINANO RAILWAYS IS HOW
AND SHINANO RAILWAYS IS HOW THOSE RAILWAY COMPANIES CAN
THOSE RAILWAY COMPANIES CAN
THOSE RAILWAY COMPANIES CAN ATTRACT PASSENGERS OR VISITORS
ATTRACT PASSENGERS OR VISITORS
ATTRACT PASSENGERS OR VISITORS FROM OUTSIDE THEIR OWN REGIONS.
FROM OUTSIDE THEIR OWN REGIONS.
FROM OUTSIDE THEIR OWN REGIONS. >> I COULDN'T AGREE MORE.
>> I COULDN'T AGREE MORE.
>> I COULDN'T AGREE MORE. WELL, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME
WELL, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME
WELL, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME FOR.
FOR.
FOR. WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PROGRAM
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PROGRAM
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PROGRAM AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING
AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING
AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN ON THE NEXT "JAPAN
YOU AGAIN ON THE NEXT "JAPAN
YOU AGAIN ON THE NEXT "JAPAN RAILWAY JOURNAL.”
RAILWAY JOURNAL.”
RAILWAY JOURNAL.” AND FROM ALL OF US HERE,
AND FROM ALL OF US HERE,
AND FROM ALL OF US HERE, GOOD-BYE.
.
.
. >>> HERE IN JAPAN IT'S 7:00 P.M.
>>> HERE IN JAPAN IT'S 7:00 P.M.
>>> HERE IN JAPAN IT'S 7:00 P.M. ON A FRIDAY.
ON A FRIDAY.
ON A FRIDAY. I'M JAMES TENGAN.
I'M JAMES TENGAN.
I'M JAMES TENGAN. WELCOME TO NHK "NEWSLINE."
WELCOME TO NHK "NEWSLINE."
WELCOME TO NHK "NEWSLINE." WE BEGIN ON THE KOREAN
WE BEGIN ON THE KOREAN
WE BEGIN ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA.
PENINSULA.
PENINSULA. SOUTH KOREA IS'S UNIFICATION
SOUTH KOREA IS'S UNIFICATION
SOUTH KOREA IS'S UNIFICATION MINISTRY SAYS NORTH KOREA HAS
MINISTRY SAYS NORTH KOREA HAS
MINISTRY SAYS NORTH KOREA HAS PULLED OUT OF A JOINT LIAISON
PULLED OUT OF A JOINT LIAISON
PULLED OUT OF A JOINT LIAISON OFFICE.
OFFICE.
OFFICE. IT SAYS PYONGYANG HAS ORDERED
IT SAYS PYONGYANG HAS ORDERED
IT SAYS PYONGYANG HAS ORDERED ALL STAFF TO LEAVE.
ALL STAFF TO LEAVE.
ALL STAFF TO LEAVE. THE FACILITY OPENED LAST
THE FACILITY OPENED LAST
THE FACILITY OPENED LAST SEPTEMBER AND WAS A SIGN OF
SEPTEMBER AND WAS A SIGN OF
SEPTEMBER AND WAS A SIGN OF IMPROVING TIES BETWEEN THE
IMPROVING TIES BETWEEN THE
IMPROVING TIES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES.
COUNTRIES.
COUNTRIES. >> Translator: THE SOUTH KOREAN
>> Translator: THE SOUTH KOREAN
>> Translator: THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT REGRETS NORTH KOREA'S
GOVERNMENT REGRETS NORTH KOREA'S
GOVERNMENT REGRETS NORTH KOREA'S DECISION TO WITHDRAW BUT REMAINS
DECISION TO WITHDRAW BUT REMAINS
DECISION TO WITHDRAW BUT REMAINS HOPEFUL THE COUNTRY WILL RETURN
HOPEFUL THE COUNTRY WILL RETURN
HOPEFUL THE COUNTRY WILL RETURN IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND RUN THE
IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND RUN THE
IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND RUN THE JOINT LIAISON OFFICE PROPERLY AS
JOINT LIAISON OFFICE PROPERLY AS
JOINT LIAISON OFFICE PROPERLY AS OUTLINED IN THE AGREEMENT
OUTLINED IN THE AGREEMENT
OUTLINED IN THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH.
BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH.
BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH. >> PYONGYANG'S MOVE MAY BE AN
>> PYONGYANG'S MOVE MAY BE AN
>> PYONGYANG'S MOVE MAY BE AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE SOUTH TO PLAY
ATTEMPT TO GET THE SOUTH TO PLAY
ATTEMPT TO GET THE SOUTH TO PLAY A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN MATTERS
A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN MATTERS
A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN MATTERS CONCERNING THE TWO KOREAS AND
CONCERNING THE TWO KOREAS AND
CONCERNING THE TWO KOREAS AND THE U.S.
THE U.S.
THE U.S. IN ARTICLE POSTED FRIDAY ON A
IN ARTICLE POSTED FRIDAY ON A
IN ARTICLE POSTED FRIDAY ON A NORTH KOREAN WEBSITE WAS
NORTH KOREAN WEBSITE WAS
NORTH KOREAN WEBSITE WAS CRITICAL OF THE SOUTH SAYING
CRITICAL OF THE SOUTH SAYING
CRITICAL OF THE SOUTH SAYING PEACE ON THE PENINSULA SHOULD BE
PEACE ON THE PENINSULA SHOULD BE
PEACE ON THE PENINSULA SHOULD BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE TWO
BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE TWO
BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE TWO COUNTRIES NOT BY A THIRD PARTY.
COUNTRIES NOT BY A THIRD PARTY.
COUNTRIES NOT BY A THIRD PARTY. THE ARTICLE ACCUSED SOUTH KOREAN
THE ARTICLE ACCUSED SOUTH KOREAN
THE ARTICLE ACCUSED SOUTH KOREAN AUTHORITIES OF FAILING TO TAKE
AUTHORITIES OF FAILING TO TAKE
PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WOULD
PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WOULD
PRACTICAL STEPS THAT WOULD FUNDALLY IMPROVE NORTH/SOUTH
FUNDALLY IMPROVE NORTH/SOUTH
FUNDALLY IMPROVE NORTH/SOUTH RELATIONS.
RELATIONS.
RELATIONS. IT CALLED ON SEOUL TO MAKE
IT CALLED ON SEOUL TO MAKE
IT CALLED ON SEOUL TO MAKE DEMANDS ON THE U.S.
DEMANDS ON THE U.S.
DEMANDS ON THE U.S. AFTER THE SECOND U.S./NORTH
AFTER THE SECOND U.S./NORTH
AFTER THE SECOND U.S./NORTH KOREA SUMMIT ENDED WITHOUT A
KOREA SUMMIT ENDED WITHOUT A
KOREA SUMMIT ENDED WITHOUT A AGREEMENT SOUTH KOREA SAID IT
AGREEMENT SOUTH KOREA SAID IT
AGREEMENT SOUTH KOREA SAID IT WOULD MEDIATE BETWEEN PYONGYANG
WOULD MEDIATE BETWEEN PYONGYANG
WOULD MEDIATE BETWEEN PYONGYANG AND WASHINGTON.
AND WASHINGTON.
AND WASHINGTON. SOUTH ALSO SAID IT WOULD PROVIDE
SOUTH ALSO SAID IT WOULD PROVIDE
SOUTH ALSO SAID IT WOULD PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE NORTH WITHIN
ASSISTANCE TO THE NORTH WITHIN
ASSISTANCE TO THE NORTH WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE
THE FRAMEWORK OF THE
THE FRAMEWORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS AGAINST
INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS AGAINST
INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS AGAINST PYONGYANG.
PYONGYANG.
PYONGYANG. >>> MEANWHILE THE U.S.
>>> MEANWHILE THE U.S.
>>> MEANWHILE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON
GOVERNMENT IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON
GOVERNMENT IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON TWO CHINESE SHIPPING COUNTRIES
TWO CHINESE SHIPPING COUNTRIES
TWO CHINESE SHIPPING COUNTRIES FOR VIOLATING U.N. SECURITY
FOR VIOLATING U.N. SECURITY
FOR VIOLATING U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON NORTH
COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON NORTH
COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON NORTH KOREA.
KOREA.
KOREA. IT'S THE FIRST SUCH MOVE SINCE
IT'S THE FIRST SUCH MOVE SINCE
IT'S THE FIRST SUCH MOVE SINCE LAST MONTH'S HANOI SUMMIT.
LAST MONTH'S HANOI SUMMIT.
LAST MONTH'S HANOI SUMMIT. THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAYS ONE
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAYS ONE
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAYS ONE OF THE COMPANIES PROVIDED GOODS
OF THE COMPANIES PROVIDED GOODS
OF THE COMPANIES PROVIDED GOODS TO A NORTH KOREAN FIRM THAT'S
TO A NORTH KOREAN FIRM THAT'S
TO A NORTH KOREAN FIRM THAT'S AFFILIATED WITH PYONGYANG'S SPY
AFFILIATED WITH PYONGYANG'S SPY
AFFILIATED WITH PYONGYANG'S SPY AGENCY.
AGENCY.
AGENCY. IT SAID THE OTHER ENABLED NORTH
IT SAID THE OTHER ENABLED NORTH
IT SAID THE OTHER ENABLED NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS IN EUROPE TO
KOREAN OFFICIALS IN EUROPE TO
KOREAN OFFICIALS IN EUROPE TO PURCHASE GOODS.
PURCHASE GOODS.
PURCHASE GOODS. THE SANCTIONS PROHIBIT THE U.S.
THE SANCTIONS PROHIBIT THE U.S.
THE SANCTIONS PROHIBIT THE U.S. DEALINGS WITH THE DESIGNATED
DEALINGS WITH THE DESIGNATED
DEALINGS WITH THE DESIGNATED COMPANIES AND FREEZES THEIR U.S.
COMPANIES AND FREEZES THEIR U.S.
COMPANIES AND FREEZES THEIR U.S. ASSETS.
ASSETS.
ASSETS. THE DEPARTMENT ALSO RELEASED A
THE DEPARTMENT ALSO RELEASED A
THE DEPARTMENT ALSO RELEASED A LIST OF 67 VESSELS THAT IT SAYS
LIST OF 67 VESSELS THAT IT SAYS
LIST OF 67 VESSELS THAT IT SAYS ENGAGED IN ILLICIT SHIP TO SHIP
ENGAGED IN ILLICIT SHIP TO SHIP
ENGAGED IN ILLICIT SHIP TO SHIP OIL TRANSFERS OR EXPORTED NORTH
OIL TRANSFERS OR EXPORTED NORTH
OIL TRANSFERS OR EXPORTED NORTH KOREAN COAL.
KOREAN COAL.
KOREAN COAL. TREASURY SECRETARY
TREASURY SECRETARY
TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN REITERATED THAT
STEVEN MNUCHIN REITERATED THAT
STEVEN MNUCHIN REITERATED THAT THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF U.N.
THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF U.N.
THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF U.N. RESOLUTIONS IS CRUCIAL TO
RESOLUTIONS IS CRUCIAL TO
RESOLUTIONS IS CRUCIAL TO ACHIEVING THE FULL
ACHIEVING THE FULL
ACHIEVING THE FULL DENUCLEARIZATION OF NORTH KOREA.
DENUCLEARIZATION OF NORTH KOREA.
DENUCLEARIZATION OF NORTH KOREA. LAST MONTH, TRUMP AND KIM LEFT
LAST MONTH, TRUMP AND KIM LEFT
LAST MONTH, TRUMP AND KIM LEFT HANOI WITHOUT A DEAL ON
HANOI WITHOUT A DEAL ON
HANOI WITHOUT A DEAL ON THE ISSUE.
THE ISSUE.
THE ISSUE. SINCE THEN PYONGYANG HAS SAID
SINCE THEN PYONGYANG HAS SAID
SINCE THEN PYONGYANG HAS SAID THERE'S NO JUSTIFICATION FOR
THERE'S NO JUSTIFICATION FOR
THERE'S NO JUSTIFICATION FOR MAINTAINING FULL SANCTIONS AND
MAINTAINING FULL SANCTIONS AND
MAINTAINING FULL SANCTIONS AND THAT IT MAY SUSPEND NEGOTIATIONS
THAT IT MAY SUSPEND NEGOTIATIONS
THAT IT MAY SUSPEND NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE U.S.
WITH THE U.S.
WITH THE U.S. BUT WASHINGTON HAS URGED NORTH
BUT WASHINGTON HAS URGED NORTH
BUT WASHINGTON HAS URGED NORTH KOREA TO CONTINUE TALKS.
KOREA TO CONTINUE TALKS.
KOREA TO CONTINUE TALKS. >>> STAYING WITH NORTH KOREA,
>>> STAYING WITH NORTH KOREA,
>>> STAYING WITH NORTH KOREA, STATE RUN MEDIA SAY THE
STATE RUN MEDIA SAY THE
STATE RUN MEDIA SAY THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL
COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL
COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WILL MEET ON APRIL 11th IN PYONGYANG.
MEET ON APRIL 11th IN PYONGYANG.
MEET ON APRIL 11th IN PYONGYANG. THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY
THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY
THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY DECIDES THE NATIONAL BUDGET,
DECIDES THE NATIONAL BUDGET,
DECIDES THE NATIONAL BUDGET, LAW REVISIONS AND PERSONNEL
LAW REVISIONS AND PERSONNEL
LAW REVISIONS AND PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS.
APPOINTMENTS.
APPOINTMENTS. EARLIER THIS MONTH, 687 DEPUTIES
EARLIER THIS MONTH, 687 DEPUTIES
EARLIER THIS MONTH, 687 DEPUTIES WILL ELECTED IN THE SO-CALLED
WILL ELECTED IN THE SO-CALLED
WILL ELECTED IN THE SO-CALLED VOTE.
VOTE.
VOTE. NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN
NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN
NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN WAS NOT ON THE BALLOT AND NO
WAS NOT ON THE BALLOT AND NO
WAS NOT ON THE BALLOT AND NO EXPLANATION WAS GIVEN WHY.
EXPLANATION WAS GIVEN WHY.
EXPLANATION WAS GIVEN WHY. BUT THERE'S GROWING SPECULATION
BUT THERE'S GROWING SPECULATION
BUT THERE'S GROWING SPECULATION THAT HE MIGHT BE APPOINTED TO A
THAT HE MIGHT BE APPOINTED TO A
THAT HE MIGHT BE APPOINTED TO A NEW POST.
NEW POST.
NEW POST. THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION IS
THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION IS
THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION IS EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON REBUILDING
EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON REBUILDING
EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON REBUILDING THE ECONOMY AS IT CONTINUES TO
THE ECONOMY AS IT CONTINUES TO
THE ECONOMY AS IT CONTINUES TO COPE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF
COPE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF
COPE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS.
INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS.
INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS. >>> MEANWHILE, SOURCES SAY A TOP
>>> MEANWHILE, SOURCES SAY A TOP
>>> MEANWHILE, SOURCES SAY A TOP AIDE TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM
AIDE TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM
AIDE TO NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN HAS BEEN IN MOSCOW SINCE
JONG UN HAS BEEN IN MOSCOW SINCE
JONG UN HAS BEEN IN MOSCOW SINCE TUESDAY.
TUESDAY.
TUESDAY. KIM CHAN SONG WHO IS KNOWN AS
KIM CHAN SONG WHO IS KNOWN AS
KIM CHAN SONG WHO IS KNOWN AS KIM JONG-UN'S BUTLER VISITED
KIM JONG-UN'S BUTLER VISITED
KIM JONG-UN'S BUTLER VISITED SINGAPORE AND VIETNAM AHEAD OF
SINGAPORE AND VIETNAM AHEAD OF
SINGAPORE AND VIETNAM AHEAD OF THE SUMMITS.
THE SUMMITS.
THE SUMMITS. RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS INVITED THE NORTH KOREAN
HAS INVITED THE NORTH KOREAN
HAS INVITED THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER TO VISIT RUSSIA.
LEADER TO VISIT RUSSIA.
LEADER TO VISIT RUSSIA. OBSERVERS THE TOP AIDE'S TRIP
OBSERVERS THE TOP AIDE'S TRIP
OBSERVERS THE TOP AIDE'S TRIP COULD INDICATE AN UPCOMING
COULD INDICATE AN UPCOMING
COULD INDICATE AN UPCOMING SUMMIT BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS.
SUMMIT BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS.
SUMMIT BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS. >>> NEW ZEALAND CONTINUES TO
>>> NEW ZEALAND CONTINUES TO
>>> NEW ZEALAND CONTINUES TO MOURN ONE WEEK AFTER A GUNMAN
MOURN ONE WEEK AFTER A GUNMAN
MOURN ONE WEEK AFTER A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE DURING PRAYERS AT
OPENED FIRE DURING PRAYERS AT
OPENED FIRE DURING PRAYERS AT TWO MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH
TWO MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH
TWO MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH
KILLING 50 PEOPLE.
KILLING 50 PEOPLE.
KILLING 50 PEOPLE. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS GATHERED IN FRONT OF ONE
FAITHS GATHERED IN FRONT OF ONE
FAITHS GATHERED IN FRONT OF ONE OF THE MOSQUES TO PAY THEIR
OF THE MOSQUES TO PAY THEIR
OF THE MOSQUES TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS.
RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS.
RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS. >> NEW ZEALAND MOURNS WITH YOU.
>> NEW ZEALAND MOURNS WITH YOU.
>> NEW ZEALAND MOURNS WITH YOU. WE ARE ONE.
WE ARE ONE.
WE ARE ONE. >> THE PRAYER WAS FOLLOWED BY
>> THE PRAYER WAS FOLLOWED BY
>> THE PRAYER WAS FOLLOWED BY TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE.
TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE.
TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE. ONE OF THE MOSQUE'S IMAMS
ONE OF THE MOSQUE'S IMAMS
ONE OF THE MOSQUE'S IMAMS THANKED PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT
THANKED PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT
THANKED PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND HE SAID THE TERRORIST FAILED
AND HE SAID THE TERRORIST FAILED
AND HE SAID THE TERRORIST FAILED IN HIS ATTEMPT TO TEAR THE
IN HIS ATTEMPT TO TEAR THE
IN HIS ATTEMPT TO TEAR THE NATION APART.
NATION APART.
NATION APART. >> WE ARE BROKENHEARTED, BUT WE
>> WE ARE BROKENHEARTED, BUT WE
>> WE ARE BROKENHEARTED, BUT WE ARE NOT BROKEN.
ARE NOT BROKEN.
ARE NOT BROKEN. WE ARE ALIVE, WE ARE TOGETHER,
WE ARE ALIVE, WE ARE TOGETHER,
WE ARE ALIVE, WE ARE TOGETHER, WE ARE DETERMINED TO NOT LET
WE ARE DETERMINED TO NOT LET
WE ARE DETERMINED TO NOT LET ANYONE DIVIDE US.
ANYONE DIVIDE US.
ANYONE DIVIDE US. >> 28-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN
>> 28-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN
>> 28-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN BRENTON TARRANT HAS BEEN CHARGED
BRENTON TARRANT HAS BEEN CHARGED
BRENTON TARRANT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER.
WITH MURDER.
WITH MURDER. HE'S BELIEVED TO HAVE LEGALLY
HE'S BELIEVED TO HAVE LEGALLY
HE'S BELIEVED TO HAVE LEGALLY OBTAINED THE GUNS HE USED IN THE
OBTAINED THE GUNS HE USED IN THE
OBTAINED THE GUNS HE USED IN THE ATTACKS.
ATTACKS.
ATTACKS. ON THURSDAY THE PRIME MINISTER
ON THURSDAY THE PRIME MINISTER
ON THURSDAY THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED HER COUNTRY WAS
ANNOUNCED HER COUNTRY WAS
ANNOUNCED HER COUNTRY WAS BANNING THE SALE AND OWNERSHIP
BANNING THE SALE AND OWNERSHIP
BANNING THE SALE AND OWNERSHIP OF SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND
OF SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND
OF SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND ASSAULT RIFLES.