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PDCA日記 / Diary Vol. 1,181「笑顔で今を生きる」/ "Live now with a smile"

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PDCA日記 Vol. 1,181「笑顔で今を生きる


「Mr. PDCA、もう少し空気を読んだらどうかね。皆が残っているのに早く帰ったり、君は飲み会にも全然来ない。他の人に合わせるということを、少しは学ぶ必要があるのではないか?」












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「空気」の研究 (文春文庫)

「空気」の研究 (文春文庫)



P.S. 数年前、コーヒーが冷めないうちに」という映画を鑑賞しました。








  • 発売日: 2019/03/08
  • メディア: Prime Video














「笑顔を見せろ~♪ 過去を忘れて~♪ 今を生きるんだ~♪」






  • 発売日: 2019/10/01
  • メディア: MP3 ダウンロード


< Mr. PDCAのボンジュール英語「空気を読む」 = 「read between the lines」>


今回出てきた「空気を読む」の英訳は、「read between the lines」になります。


空気を読む」を直訳すると、「read the air」となり、ネイティブには意味が通じません。


「Read between the lines」の直訳は、「文脈を読む」になりますが、これで「空気を読む」と英語では表現しているわけですね😊。


「空気」の研究 (文春文庫)

「空気」の研究 (文春文庫)




PDCA (plan-do-check-action) Diary Vol. 1,181 "Live now with a smile"

"Mr. PDCA, why don't you read the air (read between the lines) a little more? You go home early when everyone is staying office and you don't come to the drinking party at all. You need  to learn to fit others, don't you?"


Above comment is from a senior person in may former working place (Bank!) who appeared in the past PDCA Diary, but I ignored all😊.


The material to be introduced today "Research of Air (Japanese only)" is analyzing the identity of "air" covering the whole present Japanese society.


This masterpiece has been read by a lot of corporate executives since the first publication in 1983.


In April 1945 just before the end of the World War II, Japanese Navy issue Yamato (one of largest battleship in human history) to move to the battlefield without any escort aircrafts.


One of the Navy seniors who attended the meeting then said that "All members knew that Yamato will sink with an attack by the US, but it was not an air to refuse this operation."


When I was working at financial institution, my senior person ordered me to read between the lines.


I refused to read between the lines at bank and left there, but I never regret my decision (By that, I could get acquainted with everyone!).


Let's function PDCA today!   


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P.S. A few years ago, I watched a movie "Before Coffee Colds Down (Japanese only)".




The catchphrase of this movie was "Who are you going to see if you can return to that day?"


The interesting dialogue in this movie was that "You can not change what happened in the past, even if you return to the past."


There was one participant at PDCA lunch said that "I wish I could go back to that day and start over."


Those who have the same regret had better watch this movie.


Even if I returned to the past and made a choice to "read between the lines (Follow socializing overtime work, attend the drinking party I don't want to go)", the result (leave the bank) did not change.


I like Nogizaka 46's song of "Whistle to the Wolf (Japanese only)" and there are below lyrics.


"Show your smile ~ ♪ Forget the past ~ ♪ Let's live now ~ ♪"


Let's live now with a smile!