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Sasaki Manufacturing Tennessee plant employees
From Satoshi Umehara, General Manager.
Date February 2
Re:Facility Changes
This yea has seen a considerable growth in the market for our electronic components To allow us to take advantage of this increase, the factory will under go a number of significant changes.
First we are planning to double the number of computerized machines on our production floor.We have already ordered the additional equipment but we will need to rearrange the existing machines in order to make room before it arrives next week.Industrial movers will be on the premises throughout the week.Your supervisors have created a schedule that will allow employees to work around the interuptions
We appreciate your cooperation during this time your flexiblity will help make the project success


Excuse me, I'm looking forward that new book by Avani Pinto
Can you tell me which section of the store it's in?
I'm sorry but we' re completely sold out.That's been a very popular item.However we have more on order 追加注文中 The shipment'll be here sometime next week.Oh,dear. I was hoping to buy it now.As a present for a frind who's leaving on holiday tomrrow.
Well what about gettting Pinto's previous book, Hillside Heights instead?
That won a national book award.And I know we have a copy here in the store.


As Hero opened the treasure chest, Shamisen monster appeared ! 

→Repair skin




Employee training
Delton Publising is comitted to the success and productivity of all its employees and we would like to hear from you.The training office of Delton Publishig is putting together a schedule of workshops of manegerial strategies,sales techniques,and computer skills for the coming year.We invite your suggetions for topics that you think would benefit you in the performance of current job tasks.If you have any interesting idea for a workshop, please submit it via e-mai to the training office by


I was here for last night performance,and I think I left my jacket on the back of my seat.I was sitting in last low of theater.Do you know if anyone's turned it in?
I'll have to check,can you describe what the jacket look like?
It's dark blue and has a pocket on the left side.
Let me go and ask the manager who's on duty last night.


Dear Aimi Sato
I trust that you have enjoyed the many benefits of belongins to the Drayton Fitness Center.According to our records, your membership will expire at the end of December.I would like to invite you to renew your membership at the discounted rate 400$ per year, a special offer available only to members who renew before their current memberships lapse.This reduced rate still includes full use of our state-of-the-art facilities.

In addition,we will be unveiling enlarged downtown center with new tennis courts, an indoor track.and a swimming pool early next year.
Please stop in to the office by December 31 to ensure that your membership continues uninterrupted


Hello, I'd like to purchase a ticket for the 3 o'clock train to Chicago,
Unfortunaltely ,sir, that train's already full.Here is the copy of daily train schedule.
Why don't you look over and choose a later departure.
At this time of day ,trains to Chicago leave frequently.
Hmm.If I wait for the 3:40 train I'll have time to buy souveneirs
before leaving. Do you know where is the gift shop in the station?
Yes there is one just downstairs to the left.

Where is the conversation taking place.

At a traing station
At an airport
At a bus terminal
At a car rental agency

What does the womansuggest the man do
Drop off his luggage.
Call a travel agent
Look at a schedule
Wait in the lobby

Where will the man probably go next?

To a ticket counter
To a hotel
To a bank machine
To a gift shop


February 6
Mr. Jung Go
288 Prince Street
Buffalo ,NY 14202

Dear Mr. Go
Thank you for your recent order.
Although most of your recent items have already shipped,
the Full-Spetrum Desk Lamp model B07 is temoporarily out of stock.
We are working closely with our suppliers to fill your order.

but the product is not likely to be available for a few weeks.
We would happy to substitute a similar item of your choice,or we can refund your payment for this item.

We appreciate your patience and hope to serve you in a timelier manner in the future. Meanwhile please contact our order department with any questions.


Can I borrow that book or are you still reading it?
One of my favorite authors.
They're stored on the bottom shelf.
I'm only through it.

Clarkson Library wll be closed for renovations
from May 3 to July 15, during which time the collection will not be open to the public.

Opend just six months ago, Finson's Grill has become one of the most popular restaurants in Delton.

Contrary to analysts' predictions, McKnight Electronic engineers were able to create a battery capable of lasting twice as long as previous models.

秋田民謡と津軽民謡の違い The difference between akita minyo and tsugaru minyo



津軽民謡は アレンジが利く。歌い手によって節を伸ばしたりする。
津軽民謡は声質や節回し、等 津軽っぽさを求められる


有名なのは梅若流 五星会(ごせいかい)


Tsugaru minyo is sung by closing throat.
Vibrato is bigger pictch bend.
Tsugaru minyo can be arranged with each singer.
Sometimes singer lengthen the melody.
The background of this way of singing is the competition of singers, held in various area.
Tsugaru minyo requires the atomosphere of Tsugaru area.

Akita minyo is sung by open throat.
The melody is set, or decided, so it can't be arranged so much.
Vibrato is smaller picth bend than tsugaru - minyo



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What decides the skill of minyo taiko ?

Rythm, Posture,
It's not played in tempo.

off rythm on purpose.

You can learn tsugaru minyo at

Tsugaru Shamisen Shishido NY


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