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巨匠が問う、平和への道 オルミ監督「緑はよみがえる」 痛み、よりよく生きるために





The Queen at 90: across the decades



HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday Stamps

She's Queen of the castle... and he's her cheeky rascal! Adorable Prince George is given a step up as he beams proudly next to his 'Gan-Gan' in magical family portrait to mark her 90th birthday



Queen photographed with youngest royals to mark 90th birthday




Yachts, jets and stacks of cash: super-rich discover risks of Instagram snaps

From selfies on super-yachts to posing with private jets, the young heirs of the uber-wealthy have attracted worldwide envy and derision by flaunting their lavish lifestyles on social media.

But these self-styled rich kids of Instagram are, often unwittingly, revealing their parents’ hidden assets and covert business dealings, providing evidence for investigators to freeze or seize assets worth tens of millions of pounds, and for criminals to defraud their families.

Leading cybersecurity firms said they were using evidence from social media in up to 75% of their litigation cases, ranging from billionaire divorces to asset disputes between oligarchs, with the online activity of super-rich heirs frequently providing the means to bypass their family’s security.

Oisín Fouere, managing director of K2 Intelligence in London, said social media was increasingly their “first port of call”. Their opponent in one asset recovery case claimed to have no significant valuables – until investigators found a social media post by one of his children that revealed they were on his $25m yacht in the Bahamas.

Daniel Hall, director of global judgment enforcement at Burford Capital, said their targets in such cases tended to be people “of a slightly older vintage” who were not prodigious users of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, but whose children, employees and associates often were. The firm recently managed to seize a “newly acquired private jet” in a fraud case because one of the two fraudsters had a son in his 30s who posted a photograph on Instagram of himself and his father standing in front of the plane.

Fools' gold: super-rich Instagram decoded

Cybersecurity firms use social media evidence of wealth in up to 75% of their litigation cases. So when your obnoxious children Instagram a selfie next to your gold-plated Ferrari, they’re telling the world exactly how rich you are. It’s a security nightmare – opening you up to fraudsters, lawsuits and divorce claims alike – but still they persist. So, let’s look at some of the most pervasive Instagram rich-kid tropes, and see what they reveal about the Rich Parents of Instagram’s assets – and how they could be used against them...




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 中心であればどこへ行っても英語は通じるし、直行のユーロスターであれば2時間ちょっとでパリへ行けるから、東京から京都へ行くような気分。以前は、日曜日の夜なんてまともに食事ができる所なんてほとんどなかったように記憶しているが、最近では選択肢が増えて、日曜日の滞在もかなり快適。友人が選んだセーヌ通りのFish La Boissonnerie(名前から海鮮かと思ったら違った)の若いウェイトレスが南アフリカからとおぼしき客と流暢な英語で話していた。あれはフランス人の英語じゃないよなと思い、僕たちのテイブルに来た時に、「I am sorry, but I have a kind of silly question. Where are you from?」。破顔一笑、「私、アイリッシュよ。ダブリンからよ」とのこと。そのあと、サーヴィスがほんの少し良くなったような気がした。イギリスが欧州連合を離脱しませんように。


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Thousands of troops on Paris streets but are they France's new Maginot line?


Good bye from Neko Neko

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Dear All,

I am sending this to you who met or knew about our beloved Neko Neko.

Neko Neko had to be put into sleep on 8th Apr because his body was suddenly covered by unbearable pain. He was 16yo.

My flatmate and I met Neko Neko (called Bumble there) on 12th Mar 2013 at Mayhew. From the very beginning, Neko Neko was quite friendly and he settled in his new life with us and Kat Kat quickly. We knew he had issues on his kidneys and never complained about what he was fed.

Some of you may remember when you came to us and as soon as you sat down on the sofa in the living room, you were immediately greeted by Neko Neko. I do hope his greeting made you feel welcomed without failure.

Some time last summer, we noticed Neko Neko showed his legs limping. The vet gave him a kind of herbal medicine which he absolutely hated because of its strong smell. Any rate, we started to talk what we could do best for him although we also thought that he might not stay with us for long.

After Jin Jin's sudden and unexpected departure, we decided that Neko Neko should take his blood test. The result of the first test was depressing. The condition of his kidneys was worse than our expectation. However, the result of the second and further test told us that he could take another medicine to ameliorate, possibly, his arthritis. During the last two weeks, it seemed that the medicine was slowly working.

At 7pm on 7th Apr, I fed our three cats as usual and Neko Neko ate his portion. No alarming sign.

However, after 8pm, Neko Neko started to walk around aimlessly. We did not know what was wrong with him and my flatmate kept him in his room during the night.

I got up and prepared their breakfast, but Neko Neko did not come down to the kitchen. Finally, he came to the kitchen. His bowl was put on the usual place, but he did not approach it. I put the bowl in front of him, but he did not eat the food. I was really confused by the situation. Observing him for a while, I thought that Neko Neko lost his eye-sight with some reasons. In addition, when I was about to leave the flat, I heard his miawing very painfully.

I was not busy on Friday and I managed to finish my work early. Just after finishing, I called the clinic to get a slot for Neko Neko. When I got home, I found Neko Neko sleeping on a strange place. Before I gently put him into the carrier, first time ever, I took some photos of Neko Neko and me.

At the clinic, the vet immediately checked Neko Neko and his eyes looked ok. According to him, however, if blood-pressure shot up, the change by it would have an impact on cat's retina, so he checked Neko Neko's blood-pressure and it was OK too.

The doctor started to tell me that we could try to give him another medicine to reduce his joint pain, but it might work only for another few days. Before I took Neko Neko to the clinic, my flatmate phoned me and told me that if the vet said that Neko Neko was in extreme pain, we would have to give him peace. This was what I was also thinking about.

I slowly asked the doctor whether Neko Neko was in unbearable pain. He said, yes. Maybe for a few seconds, but I felt as if I were hesitating to say a word forever. I was holding Neko Neko in my arms and he was calm. I suddenly realised why he behaved strangely. Because the degree of his pain was far too much for him to cope with, he could not understand what was going on in himself and he could not control his body.

Helplessly, I told the doctor that we wanted Neko Neko to have a natural death. His reply was, [unfortunately, it would not always happen in general. It would be nice if your cats departed during their sleeping, but you cannot control it].

I asked him about putting Neko Neko into sleep and he said that it would give him relief. The doctor gave me a few minutes being with Neko Neko.

When he came back to the room and touched Neko Neko, he hissed at the doctor because of his pain. He was talking to Neko Neko, [Neko Neko, you are with your daddy, don't worry] and I was looking at Neko Neko's eyes as if talking to my family.

I must not be mad, but would a good daddy put his cat into sleep?

Neko Neko, now, you have a very important task for us. Kat Kat and Jin Jin did not meet each other and it is only you who know both of them. First, please find them and introduce both of them each other. Then, as you are a big brother with a big heart, please love your hissing sister and shy brother. Be happily together.

Neko Neko, thank you for having chosen to live with us. Sharing many joys with you for the last three years is absolutely amazing.

Thank you all for having loved Neko Neko.

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Panama Papers: 日本メディアは何故報道しない?


Panama Papers

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Panama Law Firm’s Leaked Files Detail Offshore Accounts Tied to World Leaders


Iceland prime minister resigns over Panama Papers revelations



How to explain offshore banking (and when it is naughty) to a five year old




All mention of Panama Papers banned from Chinese websites


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Paris en toute sécurité (japonais) - パリ安全ガイド


Knife Crime



Morning Koji,

There will always be people who feel scared after something like this happens in any city; and unfortunately with social media there will be even more opportunity to scare people in different ways. There have been horrible events like those in Brussels closer to home before, London was on high alert from IRA activity for years.

We go through life not knowing what is ahead of us but if we take notice of every youtube posting or twitter feed then we do not have our own life but follow someone else's.

Have fun in your life Koji, like sending wonderful photos of the wonderful things you see around you. The Wisley flowers were so uplifting.

I will leave you with a story from a few days ago - I rescued a huge bumble bee after he fell in some water in a pot in the garden. I lifted him out and put him in the sun to dry out. When he felt better and started moving a bit, but still not flying, I mixed up a little honey and water and put it next to him. That is when I felt life was good and amazing and that I was so lucky to see what I saw... the bumble bee slowly sniffed the honey water and then drank. I saw this amazing long tongue come out again and again as he sipped the water.
That was what made my life seem worthwhile, saving a beautiful creature like that.

L xx

The Independent紙


The Independentが紙での発行を止めて1週間が過ぎた。それまでもじり貧だったが、ネットに移行して僕にとっては一気に存在感が失われた。紙での発行が無くなることはあるだろうが、全てがネットに移行した時、メディアの存在意義、影響力はどうなるのだろうと考える。





From today, Saturday 2 April until mid-August, Bakerloo line trains will not stop at Paddington Tube station. This is while we renew both escalators and carry out work to prepare for the Elizabeth line.

For the Bakerloo line, please use other lines from Paddington and change where necessary. Alternatively, please follow the signed walking route or use local buses to nearby Edgware Road Tube station.


マシュー・ボーンの新作は「The Red Shoes」

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12月6日から2017年1月29日までサドラーズ・ウェルズで上演されるマシュー・ボーンの新作は、「The Red Shoes」。

Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
Music by Bernard Herrmann

A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerising music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles) and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with sumptuous set and costume designs by Lez Brotherston, Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound).

An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Sir Matthew Bourne to stage Red Shoes ballet


The photos of London Street Art


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As a supporter of Sadler's Wells we are pleased to let you know that Matthew Bourne's first new production at Sadler's Wells since 2012 will be going on sale on Tuesday 5 April at 10am.

For New Adventure's 15th Christmas Season at Sadler's Wells Matthew Bourne has created a brand new dance production which will be performed to live music from The New Adventures Orchestra.

The show title will be revealed at a press conference early on Tuesday morning and tickets will then go on sale on Tuesday at 10am. The production will run at Sadler’s Wells from 6 Dec 2016 to 29 Jan 2017.




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日本では「王立園芸協会」と訳されている、Royal Horticultural Societyウィズリィ・ガーデンに行ってきた。





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