Archive for December of 2013

128 Christmas World!

December 27, 2013

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This is a special festive edition of Hiroshima University's English News Weekly Podcast. Christmas is one of the most popular festivals around the world, even among countries that do not have a tradition of Christianity. Many countries celebrate Christmas on December 25th with presents, big meals and lots of drink!

ENW will take you around the world from the frozen north of Greenland and Russia, to the hotter climates in the Southern Hemisphere of Argentina. ENW will also stop off at Costa Rica, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Madagascar and finally the Democratic Republic of Congo!


今回のEnglish News Weeklyはクリスマス特集をお届けします。クリスマスは世界で最もポピュラーなお祭りの一つで、キリスト教の伝統を持たない国でも人気があります。多くの国ではプレゼントを交換したり、ごちそうを食べたりお酒を飲んだりして12月25日のクリスマスを祝います。

ENWは、グリーンランドやロシアといった酷寒の北国から、南半球のアルゼンチンのように暑い気候の国まで、世界のあちこちに皆さんをお連れします。さらにコスタリカ、ハンガリー、イギリス、マダガスカル、コンゴ民主共和国といった国々も覗いてみましょう!



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December 27, 2013
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127 A Threat to Japanese Democracy?

December 20, 2013

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ENW127 looks at a controversial new secrecy law that has been passed in the Japanese parliament which as received a lot of criticism within Japan.


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December 20, 2013
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126 Mandela - The World Gathers

December 13, 2013

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ENW episode 126 looks at the death and legacy of former South African President and civil rights leader Nelson Mandela who died earlier this week.


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December 13, 2013
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125 Energy Drinks = Irregular Heartbeat..?

December 06, 2013

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ENW episode 125 looks at concerning news about the potential negative health effects of drinking popular energy drinks.


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December 06, 2013
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