Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nastajia's Radio Debut               ナスタージア ラジオ出演

Following my broadcast over the radio, August 19th marked the day for my secretary, Nastajia, to have her time in the spotlight on FM802 in Osaka. Nastajia, who is originally from New Zealand (NZ), spoke about the annual Gumboot Day, which occurs around October 25th every year in NZ, in Japanese.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FM802 Radio Appearance FM802ラジオ出演

Last week on August 17, I made my third appearance on FM802, which you can listen (in Japanese) by accessing the above video file. As I was reading off of a script that I was asked to compose on the spot, the quality of my voice and the speed of my speech were affected. Both are not natural by any means. But at least I was able to promote my hometown's basketball team - the Cleveland Cavaliers.

先週817日に、FM802に三度目の出演を果たしました。その模様は上記のビデオからアクセスして聞くことができます。放送は、僕がスポットで原稿を作成するよう依頼され、それを読み上げるという形で行なわれましたので、声の質や話すスピードも影響を受けちゃっていました。どう考えても声質といい、スピードといい自然ではありません。でも、少なくとも故郷のバスケットボールチーム-Cleveland Cavaliersを宣伝できたことはよかったです。

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dinner in Kyoto(京都で夕食)

On Wednesday, August 12, I traveled to Kyoto for a dinner appointment with three of Hotel Granvia Kyoto's finest. After meeting inside of the hotel, we headed out to have some cocktails with some Maiko (the girl in the picture goes by the name of Tomoyuki) before moving to have some Korean food in the outside terrace at a restaurant along side the most famous and picturesque river in Kyoto, the Kamo River. Great company, great food, and great atmosphere. You really cannot ask for much more for a mild summer night in Kyoto.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Mayor's Foreign Business Networking Club (FBNC)

As it is stated in the picture, I attended the Mayor's Foreign Business Networking Club (FBNC) at the Mayor's Mansion in Miyakojima-ku, Osaka on July 1 to attend presentations from two Osaka-based companies on their current economic status and projections for the future.

上記の写真にあるように、71日に、大阪に基盤を置く2企業の経済状況の現状と将来的な計画についてのプレゼンテーションを拝聴するため、大阪の都島区にある大阪市長公館開かれたMayor's Foreign Business Networking Club (FBNC)の集いに出席して参りました。