It’s 4:30 in the morning.  A crowd of people waits for the sunrise.  The sun’s rays turn the mountainsides red.  The northern Alps are very popular with climbers in Japan.  Kamikochi, which lies in a mountain valley, is known as the gateway to this region.  The name Kamikochi originally meant the place where the God descends.  These climbers love these mountains so much they’ve been visiting numerous times.  It’s not only the mountains that are beautiful.  In Kamikochi, the star-filled night sky awaits you.  Sometimes special events are held at the unique mountain hut.  Every year more than 1,000,000 tourists visit Kamikochi.  However, the area is only open from April through to November.  Access is strictly controlled to protect the nature.  During summer, for 50 days, local people protect the climbers with their own mountain rescue service.  Welcome to Kamikochi, a mountain paradise open for a limited time only.   

Camerlengo:  Professor Langdon.  Mr. Langdon, you are correct that I may grant you access to the archives.

Langdon:  Thank you, Padre.

Camerlengo:  Er, I said that you were correct that I may, not, not that I will.  Christianity’s most sacred codices are in that archive.  Given your recent entanglement with the Church, there is a question I’d like to ask you first, here in the office of His Holiness.  Do you believe in God, sir?

Langdon:  Father, I simply believe that religion…

Camerlengo:  I did not ask if you believe what man says about God.  I asked if you believe in God.

Langdon:  I’m an academic.  My mind tells me I will never understand God.

Camerlengo:  And your heart?

Langdon:  Tells me I’m not meant to.  Faith is a gift that I have yet to receive.

Camerlengo:  Be delicate with our treasures.

Dr. Vetra:  The antimatter is suspended there in an airtight nanocomposite shell with electromagnets in each end.  But if it were to fall out of suspension and come in contact with matter, say the bottom of the canister, then the two opposing forces would annihilate one another violently.

Rocher:  And what might cause it to fall out of suspension?

Dr. Vetra:  The battery going dead.  Which it will, just before midnight.

Rocher:  What kind of annihilation?  How violent?

Dr. Vetra:  A cataclysmic event.  A blinding explosion equivalent to about five kilotons.

Langdon:  Vatican City will be consumed by light.

Rocher:  Those are the exact words the kidnapper used.

Recorded voice of the kidnapper:  We will destroy your four pillars.  We will brand your preferiti and sacrifice them on the altars of science, then bring your church down upon you.  Vatican City will be consumed by light.  A shining star at the end of the Path of Illumination.

Langdon:  It’s the ancient Illuminati threat: destruction of Vatican City through light.  Four pillars, that’s your kidnapped cardinals.

Chrsitopher Springate: Now I have to admit I haven’t read a single novel by Ishiguro, but the good news is I have Dulcie Smart with me from DW Culture and you've read them all, haven’t you?

Dulcie Smart: Oh you flatter me, Christopher.  I am a real fan, and two of his novels are among my favorite books of all time...

Chrsitopher Springate : Well, my first question is which one should we definitely, should we start with?  That’s the question I am asking myself.

Dulcie Smart: Mmm, looking at you I would say “Remains of the Day” because it’s very accessible.  This is his most famous novel.  It won the Booker Prize.  It was made into a magnificent film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. (中略)

Chrsitopher Springate: Ishiguro has an interesting biography.  He is a British writer but not born in Britain.  Does that play a role in his writing?

Dulcie Smart: Absolutely.  His parents are Japanese.  He came to England when he was five.  He didn’t go back to Japan for 29 years after that.  And yet he wrote about Japan.  He wrote about this other world.  But we can listen to him talking about this.

Kazuo Ishiguro: I’ve always said throughout my career that, although I’ve grown up in this country and I am educated in this country, a large part of my way of looking at the world, my artistic approach, is Japanese, because I was brought up  by my Japanese parents, speaking in Japanese inside the Japanese home.  And so I think I’ve always looked at the world partly through my parents’ eyes, as we all do.  So I’ve always had a part of me that is Japanese.

Chrsitopher Springate: Kazuo Ishiguro, the Nobel Prize winner for literature this year.  And Dulcie Smart is helping us to understand why.  Thank you very much, Dulcie.

Dulcie Smart: Thank you, Christopher.

Vincenzo: The Illuminati?  They disappeared hundreds of years ago.

Langdon: Did they?  Look at that again.  It’s an ambigram.  It’s the same image forward and backward.  Now, that’s common for a symbol like a yin and yang or a swastika, but that’s a word.  That Illuminati ambigramatic symbol has been considered a myth for 400 years.  Supposedly, in the 16th century some artist created it as a tribute to Galileo’s love of symmetry.  It was only gonna be revealed when the Illuminati had amassed enough power to resurface and carried out their final goal.  I wrote a book about it.(中略)

Vincenzo:  Four cardinals were kidnapped from their quarters inside the Vatican sometime between 3 and 5 a.m. this morning.  Shortly afterward, that document was sent to the Office of the Swiss Guard along with the threat (that) the cardinals will be publicly executed one per hour, beginning at 8 p.m. tonight in Rome.

Langdon:  Conclave…

Vincenzo:  Was to begin today.  We’ve postponed its start for a few hours, a story of illness.  There are no suspicions, yet.

Langdon:  What do you want from me?

The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the pope’s death.  The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as sede vaconte: the time of the empty throne.  Over the last several days, Catholic leaders from every corner of the world have flocked to Rome, shocked by the sudden death of this progressive and beloved pope.(中略) At the end of the mourning period, the College of Cardinals will lock itself behind the doors of the Sistine Chapel for conclave, the process by which they will choose a new leader for the world’s one billion Catholics, who now find their Church at a crossroads, its ancient traditions threatened by a modern world.

2学期の実力試験音声 とスクリプトです。

Carl Azuzキャスター)

The communist country (= North Korea) said on Sunday that it had successfully tested out a hydrogen bomb, an (1. extremely) dangerous nuclear weapon.


Paula Hancocks(記者)

Hydrogen bombs have never been used before in warfare.  Atomic bombs have.  (2. This is what) the US dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima back in 1945, ultimately killing more than (3. 200,000) people.  But the H-bomb is (4. at least) hundreds of times more powerful than the A-bomb.  North Korea first claimed back in January 2016 that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.  (5. If it does in fact have) this capability today, it has joined a very select club.  Only the US, Russia, (6. the UK), France, and China have carried out confirm tests of hydrogen bombs.


Will Ripley(記者)

I don’t get any indication from my trip just last week to Pyongyang that North Korea wants to start a war with the United States.  I think it’s the (7. opposite).  But the fear is that this is so much provocation in the region and one misstep (8. could cause) this region to stumble into war, because that’s how wars often began.  It’s not an intentional act, but you stumble into a war, like (9. World War I).  That’s the fear out here right now.

Bond: Hello? Uh, breakfast for one at nine, please… Green figs, yoghurt, coffee very black… Thank you.

T: You look surprised. I thought you were expecting me.
B: Oh, so you’re Tatiana Romanova.
T: My friends call me Tania.
B:Mine call me James Bond. Well, now that we’ve been properly introduced… 
T: Careful. Guns upset me. 
B: I’m sorry I’m a bit, eh… upset myself.
T: You look just like your… photograph.
B:  You’re the one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen. 
T: Thank you, but I think my mouth is too big.
B: No, it’s the right size… for me, that is. Yes. Is it here?
T: What?
B: The decoding machine- the lector.
T: Must we talk about it now?
B: Or is it at the Russian Consulate? 
T: Umm… Yes.
B: Yes. I would need a plan of the place. If you could get one, we could meet at the Saint Sofia Mosque, like we were tourists.
T: Why don’t you ask me that… later?
B: Now what are you looking for?
T: The scar, you see, I know all about you… from your file. 
B: Hmm, you do? Well, I hope you’re not, uh… disappointed.
T: I will tell you, in the morning. 


So that’s when I said, “That’s not a bulldog.  That’s my girlfriend.”  And that concludes another traditional Yale information session.  Any questions before we start the tour?  Yes.  What year was Yale founded?  Great question.  Yale was founded in 1701.  Thanks.  That’s actually all I wanted to know.  Bye.  Is it true that all Yale professors teach?  Yet another great question.  It is true that every tenured professor at Yale teaches undergraduates.  So even a freshman may learn from a Nobel Prize winner.  Who are you?  Any more questions?  What happened to the original ???? video?  No more?  Really?  Great.  I have a question.  Why did you choose Yale?  When I was a senior in high school, I felt like I didn’t belong.  I had zero friends.  No plans for the weekends, cause I always broke out into song.  But when I applied to college and got my letters in the mail, I wanted to hail from a college called Harvard.  But then I got rejected and went to Yale.  Welcome to the world’s largest bathroom stall.  From hookers to hobos we’ve got them all.  That’s just around the grads and the tazing only adds to why I chose Yale.  And gale arts and science never crash…  Shut the fuck up and give me all your cash.  It happens here quite a bit.  Come on.  Come on.  And trust me, you’ll get used to it.  Fuck you!  O-o-o-oh.  And that’s why I chose Yale.  Given the crime-ridden streets of New Haven, you’ll probably wanna spend most of your time here inside one of our twelve Residential Colleges.  These colleges are co-ed, unfortunately.  But rest assured, they are much more than just a living space.  For all four years we’ll all reside      

Admissions officer:
 One of the reasons I chose Yale was for its housing system.  Before students arrive as freshmen, they're randomly assigned to one of twelve smaller communities called Residential Colleges.  These colleges have nothing to do with academic subjects or extracurricular activities.  But rest assured, they're quite a bit more than just living spaces.  Excuse me?

Boy A:  Yeah, admissions officer?

Admissions officer:  Tell us a bit more about ... Residential Colleges.

Boy A:  Sure thing.  Students here at Yale come from everywhere around - with every type of interest that can possibly be found.  Do our passions divide us?  No, our colleges provide us with family and common ground.  For all four years we'll all reside together in colleges, united by pride.  With such great facilities to hone your abilities, you'll never wanna go outside.

Girl A:  Every college has a dining hall with a salad bar and grill and organic options for every meal.

Boy B:  I'm gonna eat my fill.

Boy C:  Each one has a common room, which we could not live without, to study or to meet in groups, or simply to hang out.

Girl B:  And when the dining halls are closed there's butteries for snacks

Boy D:  And if you need a study break, there's game rooms to relax.

Girl C:  I can get to my college library without stepping foot outside.

Boy E:  And just right down the hallway, my clothes are washed and dried.

Girl D:  I work out in my college gym, a mere two floors below.  Then I meet my friends for rehearsal in the dance studio.

Boy F:  There are tons of music practice rooms where I can hone my skills.

Boy G:  We even have a movie theater.

Boy H:  This one always gives me chills!

Girl E:  We don't have normal dorms at Yale.  Instead, we live in suites, so you may have a roommate.

Girl F:  Uuh - we have matching sheets!

Girl E:  Outside there's a common room, so come and stay a while.  There's space for couches and TV's or a lava lamp if that's your style. 

Admissions officer:
  ...and that's why this is such an important decision, because it is one that will follow you now, and into the future.  And that concludes another traditional Yale information session.  There will be a guided tour beginning in 15 minutes.  In the meantime, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Boy:  Yes, um... When was Yale founded?

Admissions officer:  Great question.  Yale was founded in 1701.  Oh, um yes, you.

Girl:  Is it true that all Yale professors teach?

Admissions officer:  Another great question.  It is true that every tenured Professor in Yale college teaches undergraduates, so even a freshman might be taking a class from a Nobel Prize winner.

Woman:  Uuh.

Admissions officer:  Any more questions?

Girl:  Yeah.  I have a question.  Why did you choose Yale?

Admissions officer:  When I was a senior in high school, colleges called out my name.  Every day I'd debate where to matriculate, but every place seemed the same.  Yet after I went through the options only one choice remained.  I wanted to hail from a college called Yale.

Now let me explain...

It's a place where you'll learn quintessential knowledge, and you can live in a Residential College, and you can put your hearts into all the liberal arts.  And that's why I chose Yale.  Of course, you'll get a first-rate education, but also thrive on classmates' conversation.  Here is where we thread Shakespeare Studies and Pre-Med, o-o-o-oh, and that's why I chose Yale.

Donald Trump(アメリカ大統領)

“My fellow Americans.  On Tuesday Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on 1. innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent Assad choked out the lives of helpless 2. men, women, and children.  It was a slow and brutal 3. death for so many.  Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.  No child of God 4. should ever suffer such horror.  Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria 5. from where the chemical attack was launched.”


Andrei Beketov(ユーロニュース記者)

“It’s very motive subject and the President Trump was 6. probably moved by pictures of, you know, poisoned children and women.  Do you understand this motive, and would Russia 7. do the same if it had means?”


Vladimir Chizhov(駐EUロシア大使)

“It is the 8. duty of every leader to take decisions not based on personal 9. emotions but rather on hard facts.  And unfortunately this decision on air strikes was taken by Washington, eh, 10. without hard facts in hand.”


??????? (アフリカニュースネットワーク記者)

“Mr. President, did you 11. give an order to strike Khan Sheikhun with chemical weapon last Tuesday?”


Bashar al-Assad(シリア大統領)

“There was no order to make any attack.  We don’t have any chemical weapons.  We gave up all arsenals three years ago.  Even if we have them, 12. we wouldn’t use them.  And we have never used our chemical arsenal 13. in our history.”



Trinity: This is it.  Let me give you one piece of advice.  Be honest.  He knows more than you can imagine.
Morpheus: At last.  Welcome, Neo.  As you no doubt have guessed, I am Morpheus.

Neo: It's an honor to meet you.
Morpheus: No, the honor is mine.  Please, come, sit.  I imagine that right now you're feeling a bit like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole?  Hm?
Neo: You could say that.
Morpheus: I can see it in your eyes.  You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up.  Ironically, this is not far from the truth.  Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Neo: No.
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
Morpheus: I know exactly what you mean.  Let me tell you why you're here.  You're here because you know something.  What you know you can't explain.  But you feel it.  You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world.  You don't know what it is but it's there, like a splinter in your mind driving you mad.  It is this feeling that has brought you to me.  Do you know what I'm talking about?
Neo: The Matrix?
Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?  

12月5日(土)11時45分より高3-4教室にてBowling for Columbineの上映会を行います。銃社会アメリカの現実を描くマイケル・ムーア監督渾身のドキュメンタリー問題作。ぜひ参加して下さい。


Protester:  Some will be so brash to ask if we believe that all who hear Manson tomorrow night will go out and commit violent acts.  The answer is "no."  But does everybody who watches a Lexus ad go and buy a Lexus?  No.  But a few do.

Manson:  I definitely can see why they would pick me, because I think it's easy to throw my face on a TV, because I'm, in the end, sort of a poster boy for fear.  Because I represent what everyone's afraid of, because I do and say what I want.

Protester:  If Marilyn Manson can walk into our town and promote hate, violence, suicide, death, drug use and Columbine-like behaviour, I can say, "Not without a fight, you can't."

Manson:  The two by-products of that whole tragedy were, uh... violence in entertainment and gun control.  And how perfect that that was the two things that we were gonna talk about with the upcoming election.  And also, then we forgot about Monica Lewinsky and we forgot about... The president was shooting bombs overseas, yet I'm a bad guy because I sing some rock'n'roll songs.  And who's a bigger influence, the president or Marilyn Manson?  I'd like to think me, but I'm gonna go with the president.

Moore:  Do you know the day that Columbine happened, the United States dropped more bombs on Kosovo than any other time during that war?

Manson:  I do know that and I think that's really ironic, you know that, that nobody said, "Well, maybe the president had an influence on this violent behaviour.  Because that's not the way the media wants to take it and spin it and turn it into fear.  'Cause then you're watching television, you're watching the news; you're being pumped full of fear.  And there's floods, there's AIDS, there's murder.  You cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate.  If you have bad breath, they're not gonna talk to you.  If you got pimples, the girl's not gonna fuck you.  And it’s just this… it's a campaign of fear and consumption.  And that's what I think that's it's all based on, is the whole idea that: keep everyone afraid, and they'll consume.  And that's, that’s, really as simple as it can be boiled down to.

Moore:  Right.  If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine and the people in that community, what would you say to them, if they here right now?

Manson:  I wouldn't say a single word to them.  I would listen to what they have to say.  And that's what no one did.