手机APP下载

您现在的位置: 广东快乐十分 > 在线广播 > VOA慢速英语 > VOA慢速-时事新闻 > 正文

VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):日本推出"新生活模式"抗击疫情

来源:可可英语 编辑:clover    |  可可官方微信:ikekenet
 下载MP3到电脑  批量下载MP3和LRC到手机
加载中..
WwW]V+MN^;W0^M&+(w

hV]]v0n*[X8lJ

Japan Considers Changes to Time-Honored Traditions
Exchanging business cards face-to-face is a time-honored tradition in Japanese culture. Business leaders, government officials and others almost always give the cards to individuals they meet in person.
This ritual, however, is under pressure as Japan's government urges people to accept a "new lifestyle" to battle the new coronavirus.
Experts this week amended guidelines for person-to-person interactions. The new rules include a call to wash your hands often throughout the day and follow rules for social distancing.
The guidelines also suggest traveling to work at different times of day and using video conferencing for meetings. They also express support for the exchange of "meishi," or business cards, to take place online.
On Monday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended a nationwide state of emergency through May 31. However, he added that some areas with fewer infections could begin to ease public safety restrictions.
Exchanging business cards in Japan is a well-planned ritual that foreign business leaders are often advised to learn. The idea is to avoid offending possible business partners or customers.
The ritual involves taking out a new card from a card holder - not a coat pocket or wallet, then exchanging cards with the right hand. After that, each person looks at the received card while making small talk, often about the information on it.
People depend on business cards to exchange contacts "and start conversation," said Chikahiro Terada. He is chief of Sansan, an internet-based business card management service.
His company will offer an "online meishi exchange" for business customers starting in June. "It's ice-breaking," added Terada.
Japan has not had the explosive rise in infections seen in many other countries. However, public broadcaster NHK reported Thursday that the country had about 15,500 confirmed cases.
The coronavirus health crisis is increasing pressure to change many traditional activities that have long been criticized.
Abe recently told cabinet ministers to amend rules and identify wasteful methods with the idea of cancelling or simplifying them. Among the common customs that critics note is the stamping of official paper documents with traditional "hanko" seals.
The coronavirus "is changing the work culture in Japan in many different ways," notes Jeff Kingston. He is director of Asian studies at Temple University's school in Japan. Kingston said the coronavirus has sped up changes, but this takes time. "It's not like turning a light switch off and on...," he said.
I'm Mario Ritter, Jr.

6I6Jm.c6p9~-f&Yx]nDBKCNPUbBMy-4,wR

重点单词   查看全部解释    
pressure ['preʃə]

想一想再看

n. 压力,压强,压迫
v. 施压

联想记忆
remove [ri'mu:v]

想一想再看

v. 消除,除去,脱掉,搬迁
n. 去除

联想记忆
confirmed [kən'fə:md]

想一想再看

adj。 习惯的,积习的,确认过的,证实的 动词conf

 
avoid [ə'vɔid]

想一想再看

vt。 避免,逃避

联想记忆
director [di'rektə, dai'rektə]

想一想再看

n。 董事,经理,主管,指导者,导演

 
switch [switʃ]

想一想再看

n. 开关,转换,鞭子
v. 转换,改变,交换

 
cabinet ['kæbinit]

想一想再看

n. 橱柜,内阁
adj. 私人的

联想记忆
executive [ig'zekjutiv]

想一想再看

adj. 行政的,决策的,经营的,[计算机]执行指令

 
conversation [.kɔnvə'seiʃən]

想一想再看

n. 会话,谈话

联想记忆
amend [ə'mend]

想一想再看

广东快乐十分v。 修正,改进

 

发布评论我来说2句

    特别推荐

      ·
      ·
      ·
      ·

    最新文章

    可可英语官方微信(微信号:ikekenet)

    每天向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料.

    添加方式1.扫描上方可可官方微信二维码。
    添加方式2.搜索微信号ikekenet添加即可。
    秒速赛车计划 秒速赛车网站 秒速赛车登陆 秒速赛车是真的吗 秒速赛车投注 128彩票 pk10彩票 秒速赛车平台 128彩票 秒速赛车网站