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  • 2018.11.16
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Murakami to donate novel manuscripts to alma mater Waseda University

村上春樹氏、母校に資料寄贈 原稿や書簡、レコードなど

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Haruki Murakami will donate original manuscripts of his works to Waseda University, the novelist said on Nov. 4. Murakami graduated from the Tokyo university in 1975.

The donation “is a very important thing for me, so I thought I should explain clearly” by holding a news conference, said Murakami, 69. “I don’t have any children, and it would cause trouble for me if those materials became scattered or lost.” It was his first news conference in Japan in 37 years.

Murakami said he will also donate translations of his books and a large collection of music records. Murakami has been translated into more than 50 languages.

Waseda hopes to set up an international study center featuring the author’s works. It also plans to make a space that will look like a study, with bookshelves and records.

“I hope (the center) will be something that promotes cultural exchange,” Murakami said. (Kyodo, The Japan Times)

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manuscript
(名)原稿
◆in manuscript(原稿のままで、未発表で)
◆Jenny was excited when she had her first manuscript published.
(ジェニーは初めて書いた原稿が出版できて心躍らせた)

conference
(名)会議、会見
◆There is a conference call scheduled for this afternoon at 3:00.
(今日の午後3時に電話会議の予定があります)

scatter
(動)散逸させる
(名)まき散らすこと
◆When the wind blew, the fallen leaves scattered across the sidewalk.
(風が吹き、落ち葉が歩道に散らばった)

translation
(名)翻訳
◆This book is a direct translation of the original French version.
(本書はフランス語原典からの直訳である)
☞translate(動)翻訳する

feature
(動)呼び物とする
(名)特徴、呼び物
◆Our CEO will be featured in a business magazine next month.
(来月の経済誌でわが社のCEOが特集されることになっている)

promote
(動)促進する
◆In order to promote healthy eating habits, the restaurant has a new low-fat menu.
(体によい食習慣を促すため、そのレストランでは低脂肪の新料理を出している)
☞promotion(名)昇進

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. What will Haruki Murakami donate to Waseda University?

  • A) The latest release of his books.
  • B) Original manuscripts of his works.
  • C) A new book just for the university.

正解を見る

正解は、B
Original manuscripts of his works.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. Haruki Murakami will donate original ( ) of his works to Waseda University, the novelist said on Nov. 4.

  • A) manuscripts
  • B) relationships
  • C) monuments

正解を見る

正解は、A
manuscripts

Q2. The donation "is a very important thing for me, so I thought I should explain clearly" by holding a news ( ), said Murakami, 69.

  • A) paper
  • B) blog
  • C) conference

正解を見る

正解は、C
conference

Q3. I don't have any children, and it would cause trouble for me if those materials became ( ) or lost.

  • A) plastered
  • B) scattered
  • C) tattered

正解を見る

正解は、B
scattered

Q4. Murakami said he will also donate ( ) of his books and a large collection of music records.

  • A) congregations
  • B) translations
  • C) constitutions

正解を見る

正解は、
translations

Q5. Waseda hopes to set up an international study center ( ) the author's works.

  • A) featuring
  • B) filming
  • C) forgetting

正解を見る

正解は、A
featuring

Q6. "I hope (the center) will be something that ( ) cultural exchange," Murakami said.

  • A) protests
  • B) pilgrim
  • C) promotes

正解を見る

正解は、C
promotes

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