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Tokyo man to lose home again to make way for stadium
東京男子兩度為奧運蓋體育場而失去家園

Octogenarian Tokyo resident Kohei Jinno shows a photograph of himself taken on in 1957 in front of his previous home, at his shop near the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sept. 18.
八旬東京市民甚野公平九月十八日在其位於東京國立霞丘田徑場附近的商店,展示其一九五七年在舊家前拍攝的照片。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front of their central Tokyo home, a house they were forced to leave ahead of the 1964 Olympic Games to make way for construction of the main stadium.

Now Jinno, 80 this month, has to move again.

The public housing complex where he and his wife live, close to the stadium and the site of his former home — currently a parking lot — is slated to be destroyed as part of construction of a new stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which Tokyo won the right to host again earlier this month.

Jinno, who turns 80 this month, has no idea where he will move to, or when. He said two hundred families in the same complex, most of them elderly, face the same dilemma.

“I wish they wouldn’t have the Olympics in Tokyo again,” he said. “I can bear getting evicted if it’s just the once in a lifetime. But twice? It’s ridiculous.”

(Reuters)

甚野公平攤開許多張他們一家人自豪地站在東京市中心自宅前的黑白照片,這棟房子就是他們在一九六四年東京奧運前被迫離開、以便騰出空間興建主場館的家。

這個月滿八十歲高齡的甚野又得搬家了。

他與妻子目前住在鄰近奧運主場館與老家原址的國宅(老家如今已是停車場),但在東京本月稍早贏得奧運主辦權後,已排定為了興建二0二0年夏季奧運新體育場將拆除。

這個月滿八十歲的甚野不知未來何去何從,或何時得搬家。他說,同一處國宅內的兩百個家庭,其中大部分是老人,都面臨相同困境。

「我真希望東京沒能再度舉辦奧運」,他說。「如果一輩子只被迫遷離家園一次我還可以忍受。但兩次?太荒謬了。」

(路透/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. make way for v. phr.

騰出空間 (teng2 chu1 kong1 jian1)

例: The beautiful old residence has been torn down to make way for an ugly new tower.

(那棟美麗老宅已被拆除,以便騰出空間蓋一座醜陋的新塔。)

2. fan out v. phr.

散開;攤開 (san3 kai1; tan1 kai1)

例: He fanned the cards out so we could see which ones he had.

(他把牌攤開讓我們看到他有什麼牌。)

3. slate v.

預定做某事 (yu4 ding4 zuo4 mou3 shi4)

例: She is slated to go to Kyoto this fall.

(她預定今秋前往京都。)


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