Yamazaki Bread Truck Driver to the Rescue

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Yamazaki Bread Company driver handing out bread to stranded motorists

[tippy title ="A recent heavy snowfall" header=“off”] つい最近の大雪[/tippy] in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan [tippy title ="left many motorists stranded on highways" header=“off”] 車のドライバーが幹線道路で足止めを食らう[/tippy] and at highway [tippy title ="rest stops" header=“off”] 〔高速道路の〕休憩施設[/tippy]. [tippy title ="Fortunately for the motorists in one area" header=“off”] ある地域に行っていたドライバーにとって幸運なことに[/tippy], there was a [tippy title ="kind-hearted " header=“off”] 心優しい[/tippy] truck driver from the Yamazaki Bread Company…

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Yamazaki Bread Truck Driver to the Rescue 山崎製パンのトラック運転手、無料でパンを配る
A recent heavy snowfall つい最近の大雪
left many motorists stranded on highways 車のドライバーが幹線道路で足止めを食らう
rest stops 〔高速道路の〕休憩施設
Fortunately for the motorists in one area ある地域に行っていたドライバーにとって幸運なことに
kind-hearted 心優しい

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Yamazaki Bread Company driver handing out bread to stranded motorists

A recent heavy snowfall in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan left many motorists stranded on highways and at highway rest stops. Fortunately for the motorists in one area, there was a kind-hearted truck driver from the Yamazaki Bread Company to help out. The driver was stuck in the same blizzard unable to make his deliveries. That’s when he took it upon himself to hand out the bread in his truck to the people who were stranded in his vicinity. By the end, he only had an empty truck but he was able to provide a much-needed meal to many cold and hungry motorists.

One of those grateful recipients posted some photos of the driver passing out bread along with some words of thanks on Twitter. Soon the tweet went viral with many people praising the driver’s good deed.

Believe it or not, there were some negative comments too. Some claimed it was a ploy by the company to polish its image.

In my opinion, some people are just too cynical. Sometimes a good deed is a just good deed and we should leave it at that.

This is not the first time for the company to be in the news for helping out. After the March 11, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Yamazaki Bread was one of the first companies on the scene delivering free food to people in need.

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Derreck Kayongo: Hope Through a Bar of Soap

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[tippy title ="After surviving a civil war in Uganda" header=“off”] ウガンダの内戦を生き延びたあと [subtippy title=”(map)”]

[/subtippy][/tippy] and [tippy title ="years in a refuge camp in Kenya" header=“off”] ケニアの避難キャンプでの年月(の後)[/tippy], Derreck Kayongo [tippy title ="arrived in the US" header=“off”] アメリカにたどり着いた[/tippy]. He [tippy title ="spent his first nights at a hotel" header=“off”] 最初の数日間をホテルで過ごした[/tippy] in [tippy title="Philadelphia"]

[/tippy]. [tippy title ="After coming back to his room" header=“off”] 部屋に戻った後[/tippy] [tippy title ="on the second day of his stay" header=“off”] 彼の滞在2日目に[/tippy] he saw [tippy title ="a completely new bar of soap" header=“off”] まっさらの石けんひとつ[/tippy] …

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English 日本語
The Story of Derreck Kayongo: Hope Through a Bar of Soap デレック・カヨンゴの物語:石けんを通しての希望 
After surviving a civil war in Uganda ウガンダの内戦を生き延びたあと
years in a refuge camp in Kenya ケニアの避難キャンプでの年月(の後)
arrived in the US アメリカにたどり着いた
spent his first nights at a hotel 最初の数日間をホテルで過ごした
After coming back to his room 部屋に戻った後
on the second day of his stay 彼の滞在2日目に
a completely new bar of soap まっさらの石けんひとつ

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After surviving a civil war in [tippy title="Uganda"]

[/tippy] and years in a refuge camp in Kenya, Derreck Kayongo arrived in the US. He spent his first nights at a hotel in [tippy title="Philadelphia"]

[/tippy]. After coming back to his room on the second day of his stay he saw a completely new bar of soap in the bathroom. He thought it was strange, because he had hardly used the soap the night before. Worried that he was being charged for it, he brought the new soap to the front desk. He was told that it was the policy of the hotel to replenish the soap every day.

Derrick couldn’t believe it. It seemed wasteful to him to throw away things that can still be used.

Derreck knows a little more than the average person about soap. His father used to make soap in Uganda. When he was sharing his experience with his father he had a good idea. He started thinking, “What if we could recycle the soap and send it to people who need it?”

global soap project

It took several years, but in 2009, Derreck Kayongo, began the Global Soap Project. Currently, 300 hotels participate in the project. So far, they have provided over 150,000 bars of recycled soap to people in ten countries.

Access to soap makes a big difference. Ever year millions of children die from diarrheal diseases even though they can easily be prevented by using soap. However, when someone can only earn $1 a day, it is extremely hard to pay 25 cents for a bar of soap. Derrick’s soap is saving lives.

Derreck is finally being recognized for his great work. In 2011 he was named a Top 10 CNN Hero.

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50 Weddings Around the World!

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“Where did [tippy title ="you guys " header=“off”] 君たち[/tippy] get married?”

[tippy title ="Couples" header=“off”] カップル、夫婦[/tippy] [tippy title ="get asked this question a lot" header=“off”] よくこの質問をされる[/tippy] and [tippy title ="for most" header=“off”] ほとんどのカップルにとって[/tippy] [tippy title ="it has a pretty straightforward answer" header=“off”] とても明快な答えがある[/tippy], but not for Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant of Yorkshire, England. [tippy title ="Their answer to this question" header=“off”] この質問に対する彼らの答え[/tippy] is [tippy title ="a little more complicated" header=“off”] もう少し複雑になる[/tippy]. “Why?” you might ask.

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“Where did you guys get married?”

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The Story of the Heart-Shaped Meadow

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In 2012, Andy Collett [tippy title ="was flying in a hot air balloon over the countryside" header=“off”] 田舎地方の上を熱気球で飛んでいた[/tippy] in southwestern England when he saw [tippy title ="a perfectly heart-shaped meadow" header=“off”] 完璧なハート型をした草地[/tippy] [tippy title ="in the middle of an oak forest" header=“off”] オークの森の真ん中に[/tippy]. [tippy title ="(image)" header=“off”] [/tippy] He had to take a photo. “I have my own balloon and [tippy title ="am quite a regular flyer" header=“off”] 私はかなりの常連飛行者[/tippy] — but [tippy title ="this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky" header=“off”] 私がこれまでに空から見た最も驚くべき光景だった[/tippy],” he told a [tippy title ="reporter" header=“off”] 記者[/tippy] from [tippy title ="the Daily Telegraph" header=“off”] the Daily Telegraph(ザ・デイリー・テレグラフ)=イギリスで発行されている新聞[/tippy].

The meadow [tippy title ="is hidden behind oak trees" header=“off”] オークの木の後に隠れている[/tippy] and [tippy title ="is not visible from the ground" header=“off”] 地上からは見えない[/tippy]. [tippy title ="Until Mr. Collet's discovery" header=“off”] コレットさんの発見まで[/tippy], [tippy title ="it was a secret only known to its maker and his close family members" header=“off”] それは、制作者と親しい家族に知られているだけの秘密だった[/tippy].

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Winston Howes, [tippy title ="a local farmer" header=“off”] 地元の農家[/tippy], is the man who made the meadow. 17 years ago, [tippy title ="after the sudden death of his wife of 33 years" header=“off”] 33歳の彼の妻の突然死の後[/tippy], he wanted to [tippy title ="do something to express his love for her" header=“off”] 彼女に対する彼の愛情を表現するために何かする[/tippy]. He [tippy title ="started planting oak saplings" header=“off”] オーク苗木を植えて始めた[/tippy] in [tippy title ="a field" header=“off”] 野原に[/tippy] near his home. In all, he planted 6,000 trees. In the middle, he left a perfect heart shape. [tippy title ="The bottom of the heart" header=“off”] ハートの底部[/tippy] [tippy title ="points in the direction of his wife's childhood home" header=“off”] 彼の妻の幼児期の家の方向を指し示す[/tippy].

[tippy title ="The forest has matured" header=“off”] その森は成熟した[/tippy] now and the meadow [tippy title ="has become a quiet oasis where Winston likes to go to sit and reflect" header=“off”] ウィンストンが座って自分と向かい合うために行くのが好きである、静かな安らぎの場所になった[/tippy].

Winston’s [tippy title ="grand romantic gesture" header=“off”] 壮大な情熱的なジェスチャー(身ぶり)[/tippy] [tippy title ="can even be seen from satellites" header=“off”] 人工衛星から見られることさえ出来る[/tippy] (Here is the link!) and [tippy title ="I am sure from heaven" header=“off”] 天国からも見える(と私は確信する)[/tippy] [tippy title ="as well" header=“off”] その上[/tippy].

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English 日本語
The Story of the Heart-Shaped Meadow ハート形をした牧草地の物語
was flying in a hot air balloon over the countryside 田舎地方の上を熱気球で飛んでいた
a perfectly heart-shaped meadow 完璧なハート型をした草地
in the middle of an oak forest オークの森の真ん中に
am quite a regular flyer 私はかなりの常連飛行者
this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky 私がこれまでに空から見た最も驚くべき光景だった
reporter 記者
the Daily Telegraph the Daily Telegraph(ザ・デイリー・テレグラフ)=イギリスで発行されている新聞
is hidden behind oak trees オークの木の後に隠れている
is not visible from the ground 地上からは見えない
Until Mr. Collet’s discovery Colletさんの発見まで
it was a secret only known to its maker and close family members それは、制作者と親しい家族に知られているだけの秘密だった
a local farmer 地元の農家
after the sudden death of his wife of 33 years 33歳の彼の妻の突然死の後
do something to express his love for her 彼女に対する彼の愛情を表現するために何かする
started planting oak saplings オーク苗木を植えて始めた
a field 野原に、田畑に
The bottom of the heart ハートの底部
points in the direction of his wife’s childhood home 彼の妻の幼児期の家の方向を指し示す
The forest has matured その森は成熟した
has become a quiet oasis where Winston likes to go to sit and reflect. ウィンストンが座って自分と向かい合うために行くのが好きである、静かな安らぎの場所になった
a grand romantic gesture 壮大な情熱的なジェスチャー(身ぶり)
can even be seen from satellites 衛星から見られることさえ出来る
I am sure from heaven 天国からも見える(と私は確信する)
as well その上

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In 2012, Andy Collett was flying in a hot air balloon over the countryside in southwestern England when he saw a perfectly heart-shaped meadow in the middle of an [tippy title ="oak" header=“off”] [/tippy] forest. He had to take a photo. “I have my own balloon and am quite a regular flyer — but this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky,” he told a reporter from the Daily Telegraph.

The meadow is hidden behind oak trees and is not visible from the ground. Until Mr. Collet’s discovery, it was a secret only known to its maker and his close family members.

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Winston Howes, a local farmer, is the man who made the meadow. 17 years ago, after the sudden death of his wife of 33 years, he wanted to do something to express his love for her. He started planting oak saplings in a field near his home. In all, he planted 6,000 trees. In the middle, he left a perfect heart shape. The bottom of the heart points in the direction of his wife’s childhood home.

The forest has matured now and the meadow has become a quiet oasis where Winston likes to go to sit and reflect.

Winston’s grand romantic gesture can even be seen from satellites (Here is the link!) and I am sure from heaven as well.

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Great Results For a New Type of Gene Therapy

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[tippy title ="For more than ten years of his life" header=“off”] 彼の人生の10年以上[/tippy] Nick Wilkins [tippy title ="fought leukemia" header=“off”] 白血病と戦った[/tippy]. It was a [tippy title ="heartbreaking time" header=“off”] 悲痛の時期[/tippy] for his parents. But now at 15, Nick is [tippy title ="cancer-free" header=“off”] 無ガン状態[/tippy]…

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Great Results For a New Type of Gene Therapy 新型の遺伝子治療の素晴らしい結果
For more than ten years of his life 彼の人生の10年以上
fought leukemia 白血病と戦った
heartbreaking time 悲痛の時期
cancer-free 無ガン状態

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