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User Profile: Deborah Chapin

About Deborah Chapin
Freelance writer and volunteer translator based in the eastern side of the United States. Areas of interest include international affairs, linguistics, literature, art, puzzles, and coffee.

This user has submitted 38 translations to Watching America.

Japan-US Agreement

September 10, 2018 // Sanyo News - Japan - Japanese

Japan-US Agreement Onaga Takeshi, who opposed relocating the U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Futenma airbase in Okinawa, has died suddenly.* An election for prefectural governor will occur in September. It seems to be a one-on-one fight between Saki Atsushi, the former mayor of Ginowan, who is backed by the Abe [Read more]

Turkish Currency Crisis

August 27, 2018 // Chunichi Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

The Turkish currency crisis is exerting a negative influence on the world’s economy. The circumstance is a conflict between the U.S. and Turkey, and both leaders’ actions are spurring the crisis. Before it turns into a grave situation, the international community should move to create harmony. [Read more]

The US and China Trade War

August 2, 2018 // Miyanichi - Japan - Japanese

<i>Drawing back from a dangerous situation.</i> The United States, the world’s No. 1 economic superpower, has imposed tariffs on China, the world’s second-largest economic superpower. China has opposed the tariffs, and both countries have turned blatantly hostile toward each other, breaking into a full-blown [Read more]

Can the World Be Led with Power Alone?

January 8, 2018 // Nishinippon Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

It displays its power as the strongest, but is not willing to cooperate with other countries. Will the world follow such a country? President Trump has announced the publication of the “National Security Strategy,” the first for his administration. It is an important document that comprehensively outlines the [Read more]

Window Fell from US Military Helicopter

December 25, 2017 // Chunichi Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

An elementary school playing field, a place which should be safe, turned out to be dangerous situated next to a U.S. military base; there was an incident in which a window dropped from a U.S. military helicopter. The government needs to deal with the United States with a firm hand. The Second Futenma Elementary [Read more]

Trump’s Remarks – Leaders and Anti-Discrimination

August 31, 2017 // Kyoto Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

There is a problem with President Trump’s response to the conflict that occurred in the United States between white supremacist groups and their opposition. Immediately after the event, Trump started his response by avoiding passing any definite judgment on the white supremacists and racists involved in organizing [Read more]

North Korea’s ICBM

August 18, 2017 // Chunichi Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

North Korea has launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile. Both the U.S. and the South Korean armies inside South Korea kept it in check by exercising missile firing drills. Measures to prevent an accidental collision are necessary, especially now when tensions are high. The missile fell in the [Read more]