区内の迷いネコの殺処分ゼロ。住民の協力に感謝(20140408 英字新聞より)

I have an experience that I found a baby cat she(or he) was in the cardboard box at road.
I hugged she with no hesitate.

When that time, I didn't have my house. So I couldn't live with she(or he). Its only thing I can that I bougut milk from a convenience store and feed that to her.

After that, I don't know about her. But I feel sorry to her.

May be many people they feel same feeling to stray cats, and feed them.
But its not good for stray cats. We have many trouble with stray cats.

This is a story about the people they protect stray cats and loved them. this is the story that was very warm.

I thanks them very very much.

No stray cats killed in ward, thanks to residents’ cooperation

“I was relieved to hear they won’t be killed,” said Takayuki Kaneko, 45, who runs a restaurant business near JR Kanda Station in Tokyo. On the day, March 5, volunteers captured stray cats in a nearby building shortly after 8 p.m.


Kaneko gave a sigh of relief after hearing the captured cats would not be destroyed but protected.

Those who captured the cats are members of Chiyoda Nyantonaru-kai, an association to protect cats in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.


On the day, the members set up traps with food in alleys where stray cats resided and had been spotted, and captured two of them.


The association was established in 2001. The Chiyoda Ward Office searched for volunteers to protect stray cats because it became difficult for officials of the ward office alone to cope with complaints from residents about noise and excreta from cats. Thus the association was established.


Currently, the association has about 30 members. They capture stray cats upon notifications from public health centers and other authorities, and then entrust them to animal hospitals for treatment and protection.


With subsidies from the ward office, the association has neutered and sterilized them, and given them vaccinations and other necessary treatments.


Afterward, the association has held gatherings to search for people who want to keep the cats as their pets, or made them “community cats,” which are fed and taken care of by many people in the communities.


According to the Animal Care and Consultation Center of the Tokyo metropolitan government, 927 cats were destroyed in Tokyo in fiscal 2014. The number was about 18 times larger than that of dogs, at 52.


Thanks to the cooperation of administrative authorities, volunteers, local residents and veterinarians, Chiyoda Ward marked an achievement in fiscal 2011, when the number of captured cats killed became zero.


It was expected that the ward would be able to maintain the zero level through the end of fiscal 2015, which ended March 31 this year, and mark its fifth consecutive fiscal year of no cats killed.


A veterinarian checks a captured cat at an animal hospital in Chuo Ward, Tokyo.
Naomi Furukawa, 52, who heads the association, said: “We have kept the culling of cats at zero thanks to cooperation from a large number of people. We can’t be set back.”


The association said it will continue making efforts for awareness activities so that the number will continue to stay at zero.


(From April 08, 2016 Japan News)
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日産、EV(電気自動車)の増大を標榜(20160326 英字新聞より)

Its only 200Km, the ability of distance Nissan’s Electric car named Leef. But now its may reach 300km.

Its very inexpensive to charge EV's than the gasoline's.

I hope to Nissan to expand tha distance from 400km to 500km, its same about Gasoline car.

Nissan aims to increase EV range

Nissan’s unique partnership, formed in 1999, with Renault of France has strengthened both companies. A key aspect of the Renault-Nissan Alliance is that they work together on an equal footing, especially as Nissan strives to expand its fleet of market-leading electric vehicles. The following are excerpts from a Yomiuri Shimbun interview with Hiroto Saikawa, vice chairman of Nissan Motor Co.


Nissan is competitive with its Leaf model, which has played a leading role in the development of electric vehicles (EVs). The number of models sold has not increased in line with our expectations, but the environment for EVs [such as recharging facilities] has improved in Japan and Europe. If the batteries’ capabilities improve and the current traveling distance [after a single recharge] of 280 kilometers is extended to close to 300 kilometers, this EV model will be more convenient to use.


I believe this goal can be achieved in two or three years.


We want to make our Leaf models more attractive and then offer further varieties of EVs in 2020 if possible. The EVs will be able to adapt to a wide range of uses, from traveling long distances as gasoline-powered cars do now to driving in crowded places in cities.


The fluctuations in stock prices and foreign exchange rates since the start of this year have been erratic. It’s better not to react nervously to these changes. We’ll soon begin exporting Rogue models, a sport utility vehicle produced in Kyushu, to North America. Even if the yen’s appreciation increases to \100 against the dollar, we can still maintain competitiveness. We won’t change our policy.


The French government tried to increase its influence on Nissan through Renault SA, which is our largest shareholder. Negotiations with the French government were settled last year. We succeeded in securing Nissan’s independent management within our relationship with Renault. It is significant that future generations will inherit this situation.


No other automakers have the advantage that Nissan and Renault have by operating our partnership on an equal footing. But if either of the two gains the initiative, the negative side effects are stronger [than if the companies operate alone].


Nissan is a company headquartered in Japan, so Japanese leaders are necessary. It is also the responsibility of Mr. [Carlos] Ghosn and I to foster our successors. [Ghosn is chief executive officer of Nissan.]


(From March 26, 2016 Japan News)
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冥王星の地形、驚異的な変化(20160329 英字新聞より)



Study: Terrain on Pluto surprisingly diverse

The most detailed look at Pluto’s surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released recently.


The unprecedented window into the so-called dwarf planet, which orbits the sun like other planets but is smaller, comes via high-resolution photographs from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The interplanetary space probe made the first-ever visit to Pluto and its five moons last July.


Those images, chemical analyses and other data show a complex, geologically active world 4.8 billion kilometers from Earth, with an underground ocean and volcanoes that appear to spew ice, said five research papers recently published in the journal Science.


“It’s a pretty wild place geologically,” said planetary scientist William McKinnon of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.


Another scientist described the diversity of landscapes as “astonishing.”


How the varied terrain came to be remains a mystery for the distant Pluto, which has an average surface temperature of minus 229 C.


Scientists suspect several processes at work, including vaporization of volatile ices, such as nitrogen, carbon monoxide and methane, into Pluto’s cold and unexpectedly compact atmosphere.


“We are puzzled by almost everything,” said Alan Stern, the New Horizons mission’s lead scientist.


(From March 29, 2016 Japan News)
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