New Stories…

posted Jun 27, 2020, 9:03 PM by Lorna Shapiro

I have a new story and a video for you.

The FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup is on, as you all know. Vic, Naoko, and I were watching the match between Japan vs. the Netherlands one evening. At one point, a Japanese player kicked the ball to another Japanese player in front of the net, but the kick was ruled offside (only because it was:/)). The referee stopped the play and gave the ball to the Netherlands team. The camera panned to the Japanese coach, who winced noticeably. “He’s angry”, said Naoko. “Oh”, I queried, “was that anger?” “Yes!” she said, “he’s very angry”. I pointed out that that is definitely not the way western coaches deal with anger, and that it was a good thing she was there to interpret for me, or I might have missed it :-).

My sister sent me a YouTube video about the cleaners attending the Shinkansen (bullet train) at Tokyo station. I hope you enjoy this short video as much as I did.