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16: 性差別、性暴力を注目にするフラワーデモ Flower demo: drawing attention to sexual discrimination and violence in Japan

16: 性差別、性暴力を注目にするフラワーデモ Flower demo: drawing attention to sexual discrimination and violence in Japan

April 15, 2021

日本でflower demo (フラワーデモ、花の抗議)は性差別、性暴力を注目させる社会の動きです。この動きについての英語の記事を訳しながら少し解説して、コメントもさせていただきます。

元の記事:

https://voiceupjapan.org/2020/03/28/flower-demo-a-catharsis-for-sexual-assault-survivors/

ブログ投稿(英語のセリフ、参考のリンク):

http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/04/15/podcast-tensaimon-translates-16-flower-demo-drawing-attention-to-sexual-discrimination-and-violence-in-japan/

 

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15: 日本の気候変動デモ参加者はどこ? Where are Japan’s climate strikers?

15: 日本の気候変動デモ参加者はどこ? Where are Japan’s climate strikers?

April 8, 2021

2019年のclimate strike(気候マーチ)で世界中では600万人はエベントに参加したのに、日本で参加人数は僅かな6千人だけだったのはなぜでしょうか?と検討する記事を訳したりまとめたりしながら、少しコメントもさせていただきます。

今日の記事:

https://www.tokyoreview.net/2019/12/japan-climate-strike/

Blog投稿(英語のセリフ、参考リンクなど):

http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/04/07/podcast-tensaimon-translates-15-where-are-japans-climate-strikers/

 

Credits:

 

Music by Kajiki  

 

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14: キャンプは精神的な健康を促す Camping is good for your mental health

14: キャンプは精神的な健康を促す Camping is good for your mental health

April 1, 2021

キャンプするのは心を癒やす!についてのネット記事を訳させていただきます・・・

今日の記事:

https://www.progressive.com/lifelanes/adventure/camping-mental-health/

英語のブログ投稿(セリフと関連リンク)

http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/03/30/tensaimon-translates-14-camping-is-good-for-your-mental-health/

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13: ニュース、ソーシャルメデアと精神健康 -  social media, news and our mental and emotional health

13: ニュース、ソーシャルメデアと精神健康 - social media, news and our mental and emotional health

March 25, 2021

ニュースとソーシャルメデアは私達の精神と感情的な健康にどういう影響与えている、どうすれべ悪い影響を減らすことが出来るでしょうか、を検討する記事2つを紹介して、日本語でまとめる。

Blog post: 英語のセリフ、参考リンクなど:

http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/03/25/tensaimon-translates-13-social-media-news-and-our-emotional-health/

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12.イギリスで女性の殺人事件:女性の怒りSarah Everard’s murder: confronting violence against women

12.イギリスで女性の殺人事件:女性の怒りSarah Everard’s murder: confronting violence against women

March 18, 2021

注意:今日のepisodeには、性的暴行について話します。

ロンドンで女性殺人事件:性的暴行に対してイギリスの女性たちは怒りについての要約、説明、コメント。

※録音の中、マイクのレベルをちょっと失敗したみたいですから、音質は少し崩れる所があります。ご了承ください、オーディオ作業の初心者んで・・・
 
今日の記事:

https://time.com/5945656/sarah-everard-police-officer-arrest/

A Woman in London Disappeared While Walking Home. 
Her Case Is Igniting a National Reckoning on the Threats Women Face
March 12, 2021

セリフと参考のリンク:

 

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11. 頭の中の声を静かにさせる方法 How to stop your mind from talking all the time

11. 頭の中の声を静かにさせる方法 How to stop your mind from talking all the time

March 11, 2021

今日の記事:

How to stop your mind from talking all time

https://www.raptitude.com/2014/03/how-to-stop-your-mind-from-talking-so-much/

March 2014

www.raptitude.com's tagline is "getting better at being human"

記事のまとめ・Summary: 

How to stop your mind from talking all the time

A couple of Sundays ago, I left for a friend’s house to watch the Oscars, and decided to keep from talking in my head the whole way there.

I’ve been doing micro-experiments like this a lot recently, committing to total presence for very short stretches of time. Can I, for example, keep my mind on what’s happening the entire time I’m doing the dishes? After each little exercise I can go back to my normal distracted stupor if I want to.

So for the 30 minutes or so between my door and my friend’s, including a stop at the store, I dared myself to keep my attention on the current real-life scene only, and not get drawn into any mental dialogues. Put another way, I decided to put words aside for a little while, and observe everything else.

It worked. The talkative part of my brain mostly shut up, and I discovered for the 600th time that the world is intrinsically beautiful and peaceful whenever I manage to take a break from thinking and talking about it.

Ideally I’d spend my whole life in this state — when you’re just observing things and it really doesn’t matter what happens, because it’s all very curious and beautiful, and if trouble does show up you’re already in the best headspace to deal with it. You get the specific sense that you don’t need to be anywhere else, which makes you realize how rarely you feel like that.

The most prominent quality of this state of presence is the quiet that comes over the outside world. You can still hear the city noise and traffic, but the loudest thing has gone silent, which is your normal mental commentary.

I’ve had this state happen before, but it always seemed to come randomly. After this most recent experience, I realized something that should have been obvious: if you practice doing it, it happens more. 

This latest experience happened because I made a conscious agreement to stay with the moment as it actually is. That means I simply agreed not to bother engaging with words, internally or externally, unless there was a clear reason to. And wow did my experience change quickly.

Why not make that agreement all the time?

Well, our words defend us against parts of reality we don’t like. You don’t have to open up emotionally to anything if you’re already occupied with dissecting it or labeling it or otherwise evaluating it. So in order to drop the words from a given moment, you have to agree to invite all the details into your experience without judgment, and that isn’t something most of us have a lot of practice at.

So you fall into a comfortable train of thought, maybe about how things should be...and in seconds the present has become only a faint background to your thoughts. This is a bad habit and we are practicing it all the time.

How to get better at this:
A complete rundown of “Living in the present” skills would be too big for one article, but we have a very clear starting point: the path back to the present moment lies in paying attention to physical, concrete details. Your body, your clothes, the air, the background sounds, the surface you’re standing on.

Physical things only exist in the present. Keep your attention on something physical and that means you’re keeping it on something that is actually happening.

Basically, the mind will run its mouth off whenever it gets a chance, which is virtually all the time, except when:

a) You’re doing something that demands you attend to something physical. This is why people like death sports, because you are forced back into the present (or else you die.) 
or

b) You make a habit of returning your mind to something physical whenever you notice it’s wandered off. The only place it can really wander to is your thoughts, because everything else is part of the present moment.

 

Returning your attention to the present is a fairly simple, learnable skill, which can eventually become a reflex. 

If you ever feel like you don’t know how to do it, just put your attention into some part of your body. When you notice it’s wandered back to some words in your head again, put it back.

The basic skill of putting your attention somewhere on purpose has a million applications, like defusing cravings, nipping bad moods in the bud, preventing yourself from being offended, and getting more work done, to name a few. 

 

Hey Saimon what do you think? 私に勝手な一コメントいわせていただければ・・・

The reason I chose this article is because I've been trying it in my own life.

I realized recently that I have a lot of anxiety (much more than I realized) and I've been working on it. My anxiety really came out with Corona, but there are other things too.

In particular, I noticed that if I am angry and I let the voice start talking, I will get a lot angrier and will stay angry for a long time. But one time a year or two ago one of my children did something that made me angry while we were playing in the park, and because we were in the park I ended up moving my body around (throwing a tennis ball against a wall) and doing this physical movement took some power away fom the voice in my head (because I couldn't concentrate on it and on throwing the ball at the same time).

I learned from this that if I don't let the voice in my head talk, i will lose my anger much quicker....and i learned that physical movement is a helpful way to do this. 

I've also become much more aware of WHAT it is saying - often it isn't actually all that helpful, it'll be telling me "I'm not very good at this, maybe I should give up"

(I had a lot of that related to starting this podcast, luckily I have friend - Smith from the podcast Smith and Tanaka - who was able to encourage me through the whole process - honestly without him I'm pretty sure I would have given up....thanks man)

So recently I've been trying not to let the voice in my head talk all the time during my daily life, and although it isn't particularly easy (hopefully it'll get easier with practice), I do feel the benefit - I do feel calmer and less stressed, more at peace with the world.

    
Listeners, what do you think? 皆さん、いかがでしょうか?

Do you have a voice in your head? Does it talk a lot? What does it say?
Have you ever tried to stop it talking? How did it go? Did it feel better? Was it easy or difficult to maintain? 

 

参考Links:

あと一つの同じテーマの記事。Chainsawの例えは面白い。https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/inviting-monkey-tea/201710/how-quiet-the-little-voice-in-your-head

励ましてくれた友達Smithのpodcast,めっちゃ面白い。注意:大人向け

https://smithandtanaka.podbean.com/

このepisodeのブログ投稿:http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/03/11/tensaimon-translates-11-how-to-stop-your-mind-from-talking-all-the-time/

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10. 亡くなった友人のことを思い出す remembering my friend

10. 亡くなった友人のことを思い出す remembering my friend

March 2, 2021

一年前にお亡くなりになりました友人のことを思い出す、その時に書いた賛辞を読み上げて、訳する。

※注意点:

このepisodeの中に"fucking"と"shit"という言葉を使って、「悪い言葉」ではなくて、「強い言葉」や「丁寧な所に使ったら批判される言葉」と説明する。

だけど、00:20:57で"~ is a bitch"、「〜は最悪だよ」と言う表現を使う。この表現は"fucking"と"shit"と違って、女性に軽蔑する性差別的な意味も含まれているから、普段私は言わないようにしているけど、その瞬間に私の気持ちを表せて、出てきてしまった言葉です。私の本音の気持ちをそのまま表現したいから編集でカットとかはしなかった(聞くと理解してくれると思います)けど、この珍しい文脈の例外を除いて、私は使わないんで、使わないことを進めます。

今日を特別にして、ご理解、ご了承を、よろしくお願いします。

元の記事:http://www.tensaimon.com/2020/02/28/last-night-the-world-lost-a-fucking-fireball/

このepisodeのtensaimon.com記事:http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/03/02/tensaimon-translates-ep-10-remembering-my-friend/

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9. The Lost Art of Phone Calls 失われた技術:電話で会話

9. The Lost Art of Phone Calls 失われた技術:電話で会話

February 25, 2021

今日の記事は the saturday evening post  からです、

The Lost Art of the Phone Call 失われた技術「電話で会話」- typing is killing conversation

June 29 2018 (pre-corona!)

https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2018/06/lost-art-phone-call/

記事のまとめ・Summary: 

There is a song by a British artist called Cliff Richards, that goes "it's so funny how we don't talk anymore!"

and today's article is about how we never talk on the phone anymore!

Most of our communication nowadays is by text and photos on SNS. 
The article says "Hey maybe we should start talking on the phone again!" 

For more than 100 years — a phone call was an event. The jarring ring would set a household in motion to discover what the mysterious caller had to say.

If you missed the call, you were missing out.

Today, we might be missing out more than ever.

The flat devices we now carry around like life support can hardly be called phones anymore

Smartphone users are communicating more overall, but we are typing not talking. 

In fact we have become very anxious about calling, and instead text pretty much every conversation we have!

However, especially  now with corona (this article was written before corona!) video calling (such as zoom) is maybe helping to get people talking in real time again. Tho we still do feel we need to set it up in advance....

Text, voice and video are all useful:  The value of meaningful personal connection should be the focus of any communication technology

Hey Saimon what do you think? 私に勝手な一コメントいわせていただければ・・・

I've gotten really tired of text-talking:

 - it takes a long time to edit to make sure my meaning is clear
- if the content is serious then it is very stressful typing then waiting for an answer
- and it really isn't rewarding emotionally in the way that actually talking to a real person is 

I realized I miss having long chats on the phone...I had several good friends I used to have long conversations with. I used to call my friend Sarah when I was having dating problems - but I would have to let her talk about herself for half an hour before I would (finally!) get to talk about my problem!

So recently I've been calling people, unexpectedly, just like we used to do back in the 20th century!

I started with my English-speaking friends in Okinawa (I haven't tried this with my Japanese/Okinawan friends yet - do you think I should?), but this weekend I unexpectedly out-of-the-blue called friends in England
- they were very surprised to hear from me (because NO ONE phones unannounced nowadays!) - one friend thought she'd better answer in case someone had died...
- and one friend was on her way out so we had to keep it short, but it was good to hear each other's voices
- and I talked to another friend for over an hour.

    
Listeners, what do you think? 皆さん、いかがでしょうか?

- Do you ever call people unannounced? 
- Do you remember having more phone talking back in the 20th century? 
- Or do you just text? Or even, text to ask if it's ok to call?
- Do you think we can do this in Japan? 
- Do you think we need to start doing this again? 

Thanks for reading everybody - see ya!

参考Links:

Cliff Richards song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzjX18psf9A
政治家にメールするより電話するほうが効果的:https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/us/politics/heres-why-you-should-call-not-email-your-legislators.html
取り残されることへの恐れ Fear Of Missing Out: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOMO

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8. Low Tech Magazine 省エネの社会の技術を提案しているブログ

8. Low Tech Magazine 省エネの社会の技術を提案しているブログ

February 17, 2021

Links:

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/12/how-and-why-i-stopped-buying-new-laptops.html

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2019/12/too-much-combustion-too-little-fire.html

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2012/10/electric-velomobiles.html

http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/02/17/podcast-8-low-tech-magazine/

 

記事のまとめ・Summary:

Low-tech magazine - doubts on progress and technology

From the "About" page:
Low-tech Magazine questions the blind belief in technological progress, 

and talks about the potential of traditional knowledge and technologies when it comes to designing a sustainable society. 

Low-tech magazine is written by a Dutchman called Kris De Decker. 

Basically, this website tries to think of ways of combining traditional and modern knowledge to create a sustainable society.

For example...

the most recent article is called:
"How and why I stopped buying new laptops"
The writer says he uses laptops for an average of 5.7 years. 

But making a laptop takes a lot of energy (for the factories, materials, etc), 

so instead he uses an old laptop from 2006 . 

It has parts that are easy to replace so it is easy to repair, 

and he uses Linux which is small so it runs fine on older computers (windows and iOS would be too slow)

 

Another recent article is called:

"too much combustion, too little fire"

It talks about how we burn fossil fuels in power stations, 

then transport the energy to our houses so we can cook, heat space and water, dry clothes etc, 

but in traditional cultures the people did all of this with a household fire. 

The article suggests that maybe we could use modern scientific knowledge to make household fires safe and efficient. 

 

There are also very interesting articles on velomobiles (like bicycles but with an outer shell like a car to reduce wind resistance) and on storing energy using compressed air instead of chemical batteries.

overall this is a very interesting website that looks at ways of making our society low-energy and therefore sustainable. 
 

Hey Saimon what do you think? 私に勝手な一コメントいわせていただければ・・・

I love the ideas in this website - I think to solve the climate crisis we need to make our societies low-carbon, which means low-energy - this site has lots of great ideas for low-energy societies. 

The articles are quite techical, which I find a bit much, so I skim read the details and focus on understanding the problem and the solution. 

I really hope we can put the ideas in this website into action in our societies, to make an actually sustainable world!

Because remember - our current society is "unsustainable" which means "IT WILL END" - if we don't want our societies to end, we need to change how they work!

    
Listeners, what do you think? 皆さん、いかがでしょうか?

Do you think we can learn from low-tech magazine? 
How do you think we can make our society low-energy and therefore sustainable?

Thanks for listening everybody!

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7.ドーナツ経済 donut economy

7.ドーナツ経済 donut economy

February 10, 2021

元の記事:https://time.com/5930093/amsterdam-doughnut-economics/

Blog post: http://www.tensaimon.com/2021/02/11/podcast-7-donut-economy/

参考Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doughnut_%28economic_model%29
https://ideasforgood.jp/glossary/doughnut-economics/
https://www.vogue.co.jp/change/article/amsterdams-take-on-doughnut-economics
https://ideasforgood.jp/glossary/circular-economy/

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英語のセリフ:

Amsterdam is embracing a radical new economic theory to help save the environment. Could it also replace capitalism?
Jan 22, 2021

I’ll post a link to the article, and to my script, in the shownotes 

記事のまとめ・Summary: 

Our current economic model is based on GDP - Gross Domestic Product - the goal of the economy is to increase this number no matter what. 

The reasoning behind this is that people's quality of life increases as the economy grows - as a society gets richer. 
(we might wonder if ordinary people getting richer is really the point - I wonder if the real point is for rich people to get richer - if we ordinary people also get richer that's just a happy by-product).

However the problem with this economic model is that it doesn't include any reference to the environmental damage that is caused by this economic growth. 

For example more and more people owning and driving cars is counted as economic growth - a good thing - even though the cars burn gasoline which releases CO2 which causes global heating which if it continues may actually lead to the collapse of human society.

It also doesn't include any reference to the social damage caused by this economic growth - for example people are so busy working all day every day that they have no time for community and family life, or for hobbies that reduce stress and make life worth living.

Work to live, or live to work?

What this means is that there is a maximum to economic development: the limit of the environment. If economic development passes this limit the environment will be damaged (this is what is happening now). Scientists drew this as a circle: if economic activity stays within the circle, the environment will not be damaged. 

Kate Raworth is an economist, and when she was working for the anti-poverty charity Oxfam she looked at this circle diagram. She thought that as well as a maximum beyond which human activity would damage the environment, there is also a minimum below which people do not have enough to live a good life. So she drew a a smaller circle inside the big circle, which made it look like a donut: a circle of bread with a hole in the middle. 

Inside the smallest circle (in the hole of the donut), people do not have enough to live a good life: they need to get richer.
In the actual doughnut, people have enough to live a good life.
However if they continue to get even richer - if they move to the outside of the doughnut diagram - they start to damage the environment.

So our economies should be designed so that everyone is living in the bread of doughnut: not too poor, but not too rich. 

Amsterdam has started trying to re-design their city economy to be inside the bread of the doughnut:

For example:

they started a "true price initiative" where the price on food explains the social and environmental cost of the vegetables: an extra 6c per kilo for the carbon footprint, 5c for damage to the land by farming, 4c to pay workers fairly.

they started working on a "circular economy" where everything is recycled - they made composting compulsory, and new houses have to be built in a way that the materials can be re-used.

they started a computer recycling scheme so that people don't have to buy new computers.

residents started using car parking spaces to hold dinner parties in summer, and eventually persuaded the city to convert many parking spaces into community gardens.  

Amsterdam hopes these projects will help it become a "doughnut city" - not too rich and not too poor. And they hope other cities will learn from their example.

Hey Saimon what do you think? 私に勝手な一コメントいわせていただければ・・・

I think this is very important. It's completely clear that many societies have gotten too rich - they are using up too many of the earth's resources. It's also very clear that there are many many people who are too poor to be able to live a good life. So we need to design our societies and economies to be "not too poor, and not too rich" - in the bread of the doughnut!

So I think we should all be trying to live "in the doughnut" in our own lives, and also trying to change where we live: our neighbourhoods, towns, and countries. 

This is a big change from "GDP must go up" capitalism, but since eternal economic growth equals eternal environmental damage, I think we need to change our economic model.  

   
Listeners, what do you think? 皆さん、いかがでしょうか?

Do you think we need to live in the bread of the doughnut - not too rich and not too poor?
How do you think we can change things in our neighbourhoods, towns, and countries?

Thanks for listening everybody - see ya!

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