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era name
元号
poll
調査(後出 survey も同意)
(be) set to ~
~することになっている
go into effect
施行される
crown prince
皇太子(後出 ascend to the Imperial Throne は皇位を継承する)
cast a vote
投票する
in favor of ~
~を支持して(後出 can not say はここではどちらとも言えない)
reference (to ~)
(ここでは~に関する)つぶやき、ツイート
apparently ~
~という
chief cabinet secretary
内閣官房長官
passage
一節
plum blossom
梅の花
extant
現存する
anthology ... poetry
和歌集(後出 copy はここでは本、volume は〈本の〉巻)
pile ~ with ...
~に…を積み上げる
【写真説明】 rush
殺到する
grab
つかみ取る
extra edition
(新聞の)号外
People rush to grab extra editions issued on the announcement of the new era name "Reiwa," in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on April 1. (Mainichi)

'Reiwa' era name wins public approval   

Some 64 percent of respondents to an online poll by internet search portal Yahoo! Japan approve of the next era name "Reiwa," set to go into effect on May 1 when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends to the Imperial Throne.

In the 24 hours after the April 1 announcement, some 213,300 votes were cast in the survey, with 64.3 percent in favor of the next era name. Some 28 percent said they did not think it was a good choice, with approximately 8 percent stating they did not know or could not say.

In the two hours after the announcement, there were some 4.5 million Twitter references to "Reiwa," according to Twitter Japan. References apparently peaked twice, at the moment Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide revealed the era name, and when it was revealed it had been taken from a passage about plum blossoms in the "Man-yoshu," the oldest extant anthology of Japanese poetry.

Demands for materials related to the "Manyoshu" boomed after the announcement. Kinokuniya Co.'s bookshop in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward piled a wagon high with copies of the anthology, and some volumes were sold out by early evening on April 2.

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週刊英語学習紙 毎日ウィークリー4月13日号

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