第173回 WORKSHOP報告(5月12日) / 参加者49名

1. マテリアルの紹介 Sさん

2. ディスカッション中の様子

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《 今回のworkshop 》
○workshop参加人数:49名(うち新人の方:5名)
○【前半】:”Vehicle to be owned or shared?”
○【後半】:”Comets named after cultural figures”
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みなさまこんにちは、E’s club幹事のKです。
5月12日(土)開催の第173回workshopの詳細をお送りいたします。

今回は前半のマテリアルをSさん、後半のマテリアルをJ先生にご作成いただきました。

[今週のマテリアル]
≪FIRST HALF≫
<Agenda>
Vehicle to be owned or shared?

日本は戦後都市化が進み、現在では人口の50%以上が三大都市圏に居住している。特に首都圏は顕著であり、日本の人口の約25%が首都圏に集中している。都市化が進んだ結果、地価の高騰、公共交通の発達、最近は駅チカマンションの増加に伴い、かつては夢であったマイカーは今では3割以上の人(30代以下)は不要と思っています。それに代わりシェアカーサービス等新しい形の乗用車の使い方が産まれてきています。

今日はそんな乗用車の未来について意見交換出来ればと思います。

Q1. Do you have your own car or planning to buy in the future?

Q2. If the answer of Q1 is “yes”, please share the purpose (for commuting, leisure, etc), if the answer of Q1 is “no”, please share the reason.

Q3. Please share the pros and cons of own car and shared car.

Q4. Please share your idea about the vehicles in the future (how it should be, or ideal type of the car, or ownership etc).

<Reference>
カーシェアリングについて
https://smartdrivemagazine.jp/useful/%E8%BB%8A%E3%82%92%E6%8C%81%E3%81%A4%E3%81%AE%E3%81%AF%E3%82%82%E3%81%86%E5%8F%A4%E3%81%84%E7%B0%A1%E5%8D%98%E3%83%BB%E6%89%8B%E8%BB%BD%E3%81%AA%E3%80%8C%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%82%A7%E3%82%A2/

≪LATTER HALF≫
<Agenda>

Comets named after cultural figures

From this article, we can think about the importance that films play in society and consider what we find important enough to name something after.

<Questions>

1. What do you think of the decision to name a comet after a movie director?
2. Why is the movie Your Name. so popular? What cultural impact did it have?
3. What are some other examples of things being named after famous people, characters, or places?
4. Who would you like to name a comet after? Why?
5. If something could be named after you, what would it be?

<Phrases>

・out of this world – a phrase meaning “amazing” or “incredible.” It’s used as a pun (word joke) in this article.
・christened – named
・to pay homage to – to honor
・make the…cut – survive elimination
・took to the net – went to the Internet

<References>

https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/anime-film-‘your-name.%E2%80%99-director-makoto-shinkai-is-immortalized-in-an-asteroid%E2%80%99s-name

Anime film ‘your name.’ director Makoto Shinkai is immortalized in an asteroid’s name

By Krista Rogers, SoraNews24

TOKYO

Note: This article mentions a major part of the story of the movie Your Name / Kimi no Na Wa. It could spoil the movie for people who haven’t seen it.

Makoto Shinkai can add one more special achievement to his resume that is quite literally out of this world.

Shinkai, 45, best known for his animated films bursting with lush visuals, had an asteroid named in his honor earlier this month.

If your immediate reaction is that naming a hunk of rock and metal after someone is not so much of a compliment, then recall the pivotal role that a comet, another type of celestial body, played in Shinkai’s 2016 worldwide hit “your name.” In that sense, the newly christened “55222 Makotoshinkai” asteroid pays homage to both the film and its director.

55522 Makotoshinkai was actually discovered back in 2001 by astronomer Roy A. Tucker at the Goodricke-Piggott Observatory in Arizona, U.S. The discoverer of an asteroid has the right to propose a name for it, which must then undergo a lengthy approval process following strict protocol by the International Astronomical Union. Certainly not all proposed names make the final cut, so Tucker must have been incredibly pleased that this one passed the test.

Shinkai’s asteroid is recorded as being 7.25 kilometers in diameter and is located in the outer main asteroid between Mars and Jupiter. More information about its physical properties and orbital path can be found at NASA’s JET Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

“your name.” and Shinkai fans took to the net to share their excitement about the asteroid:

“Not every naming is approved. I’m happy that this one was allowed!”

“’your name.’ strikes again! Its influence is everywhere…” “Let’s pray that it won’t come crashing down to Earth like the comet in that story.”

“Before I knew it an anime director was immortalized in space.”

“Why hasn’t someone named an asteroid ‘Namek’ or ‘Vegeta’ yet?”

By the way, this isn’t the first time that Tucker has named an asteroid after a famous Japanese cultural figure.

The same day that he made the 55222 Makotoshinkai announcement, he also tweeted news about other recently approved asteroid names including ones named after “Godzilla” films composer Akira Ifukube, anime and video game composer Yasuhara Takanashi, author Yukito Ayatsuji, manga artist Lynn Okamoto, and author Kinoko Nasu.

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