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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K063: About Japan - New mayor seeks 100-yen tax on visitors to Miyajima island 新市長要徵收100日圓入島稅與森喜朗的性別歧視發言

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K063: About Japan - New mayor seeks 100-yen tax on visitors to Miyajima island

Taro Matsumoto campaigned in the mayoral race in Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, on a pledge to institute an entrance tax for visitors to Miyajima island, home to Itsukushimajinja shrine, a World Heritage site.

松本太郎在(日本)廣島縣廿日市市的市長選舉競選期間,誓言(當選後)要開始對造訪世界遺產嚴島神社所在地宮島的遊客,徵收入島稅。

Matsumoto, who took office on Nov. 3, 2019, is determined to fulfill his campaign promise.

2019年11月3日就任的松本,打定主意要落實他的競選承諾。

Matsumoto told reporters a day after the election that he aims to introduce the tax in 2021 to fund infrastructure improvements to the increasingly popular tourist attraction.

松本在選後隔天告訴記者,他的目標是在2021年導入徵稅制度,以籌措經費來改善此一人氣漸增的觀光景點的基礎建設。

"The island needs maintenance and repair work, including placing power lines underground and repairing roads," he said. "I’m focused on introducing the tax as a stable source of income."

「這座島需要維護與修繕,包括電線地下化與修路,」他說。「我會專注於導入充作穩定收入來源的(入島)稅。」

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Apology does little to quell fury over Mori’s sexist remarks 道歉難以平息森喜朗的性別歧視發言所引發的怒火

Criticism over the sexist remarks uttered by Tokyo Olympic organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori spread in the Cabinet and overseas after his apology fell flat and he rejected calls to resign.

就在日本東京奧運組織委員會主席森喜朗的道歉未獲預期效果以及他拒絕應外界要求下台後,針對他的性別歧視發言的批評,已在內閣與海外蔓延開來。

Cabinet ministers were in unison on Feb. 5 in blasting Mori’s contention that having a large number of women on sports associations’ committees would lead to prolonged meetings because they tend to talk too much.

日本閣員2月5日齊聲砲轟森喜朗的論點,即宣稱運動協會的委員會中若有太多女性委員,將會拉長會議時間,因為女性易於說個沒完。

Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa, one of two women in Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet, expressed concern that Mori’s remarks would set back the government’s plans to have women take up 30 percent of leadership positions in Japan.

(日本)首相菅義偉內閣中唯二女閣員之一的法務大臣上川陽子擔心,森喜朗的發言會導致政府的讓女性位居3成日本領導地位的計畫受挫。

Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1431209 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1431912

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