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  • まるで鳥の鳴き声 「日本一美しい」奄美のカエルの美声

    “Japan’s most beautiful frog” a rare species known as Ishikawa's frog (Odorrana ishikawae) are found in Kagoshima and Amamishima islands at night near the mountain streams where they are heard making beautiful chirping sounds.
    Of the whole world, this species of frog can only be found inhabiting these two islands. It was once thought Okinawa was also inhabited by this species of frog, but through a profile and DNA analysis, in 2011 it was recognized as a different species. With vibrant green with seemingly specs of gold sprinkled on their body making them so beautiful that in Latin “beautiful sparkling gold frog” is their technical given name.
    From about January to May at night during the breeding season, male frogs inflate a vocal sac on their throats called a “meinou” that allows them to chirp in a high tone much like a bird. This sound is inviting to females and shows their dominance of a particular domain.
    Due to their significant increase in popularity, Kagoshima authorities and the police headquarters have arrested a pet shop owner in Tokyo on suspicion of violating conservation laws by capturing one of these frogs. Local nature conservation authorities are insisting “This is a treasure of the island. We must quietly watch and protect”.

  • 紙幣 20年ぶりに刷新へ 一万円札に渋沢栄一ら

    Eiichi Shibusawa - Kitasato Shibasaburo - Tsuda Umeko

    Paper money changing for the first time in 20 years. On the 10,000 yen Eiichi Shibusawa.
    On the 8th, the government for the first time in 20 years has come to an agreement on a policy to reform 10,000 and other yen currency, sources say.  For the portraits of the new bills, the following people are currently being considered: On the 10,000 yen, a businessman named Eiichi Shibusawa known to be “the father of capitalism”.  On the 5,000 yen, Tsuda Umeko, founder of Tsuda Juku University.  Lastly, on the 1,000 yen, the founder of modern day Japanese medical science Kitasato Shibasaburou.  As soon as on the 9th, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro may make an announcement.

    紙幣 20年ぶりに刷新へ 一万円札に渋沢栄一ら
     政府が一万円などの紙幣を20年ぶりに刷新する方針を固めたことが8日、分かった。新札の肖像画には、一万円札が「資本主義の父」と呼ばれた実業家の渋沢栄一、五千円札は津田塾大創始者の津田梅子、千円札は「近代日本医学の父」といわれる医学博士の北里柴三郎の起用を検討している。早ければ9日にも麻生太郎副総理兼財務相が発表する。

    https://www.sankei.com/politics/news/190409/plt1904090003-n1.html

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    Heisig 1930
    Henshall 1502
    Kanji Learners Dictionary 708
    Nelson 3255
    New Nelson 4104
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