Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:48 am

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Amid each day,
Theme:RINA



Our new song 「Living in the city」
Is now out on digital platforms.
Thank you to everyone who listened to it right away!



We also made a remote video
That was filmed at each of our places,
So it'd make me happy if you enjoyed it together with the song.

A column written by TOMOMI
Is also on UtaNet.

https://www.scandal-heaven.com/t15077-utanet-tomomi-s-living-in-the-city-lyrics-essay#768298


During these past few days,
I've been looking up things on racism
By watching TV and reading online news,
And I exchanged opinions with people around me.

There are all kinds of people
Among our listeners as well.
Every time we go on a world tour,
We can feel the reason why we continue playing music
By seeing the sight of being able to overcome differences
In race, culture, and religion
And become one with music,
And we had hoped
That it could make this world a better place.

There are demonstrations being held in the US
Protesting against racism,
And that news is also being reported in Japan every day.
Many people are discriminated against.

There might be people who live in Japan
And to whom these incidents seem to be things
That happen in some far away country,
But that's not the case at all.

A little while ago
There was something
That left an impression on me...

When we went to play a show in a country
Where few Japanese people live
And were walking around with an interpreter,
People passing by would point to me
While saying, "Yellow smokestack."
I didn't understand it
Since that was a localized word,
But the interpreter apologized to me.
It was a shocking experience for me.

I want to know about, stand up to,
And change things,
From small, unconscious discrimination
To ongoing racism.
I want everyone to all think things over once more
And be on the same page.

I too want to do some soul-searching
And continue thinking about it.



RINA

2020/6/3 20:53
Spoiler:
毎日の中で、



新曲、「Living in the city」
配信リリースなりました。
さっそく聴いてくれてる方、ありがとう!

それぞれの自宅で撮影した
リモートビデオも作ってみたので、
合わせて楽しんでもらえたら嬉しいです。

歌ネットには
TOMOMIのコラムも掲載されています。

SCANDAL 大好きな東京にいつまでも心を躍らせながら健やかな日々を送りたい。
今日のうた - 歌ネット
www.uta-net.com




この数日、
テレビやネットニュースを見て
自分なりに人種差別について
調べたり考えたり、
身近な人と意見交換したりしていました。

私たちのリスナーにも
いろんな人種の方がいます。
ワールドツアーをする度に、
人種や文化、
宗教の違いを飛び越えて
音楽でひとつになれている光景を見て
自分が音楽を続ける理由を感じられたり、
もっと良い世界に変えられるんじゃないかと
希望を持てたりしてきました。

今、日本でも連日報道されているように
アメリカでは人種差別に
抗議するデモが行われています。
差別に苦しんでいる人がたくさんいます。

日本に住んでいると、
遠い国で起こってる出来事に思える人も
いるのかもしれないけれど、
全然そんなことはないです。

少し前の話なんだけど、
すごく自分のなかで
印象に残っている出来事があって...

日本人が殆どいない国に
ライブしに行ったときに、
通訳さんと一緒に街を歩いていたら、
すれ違った人が私を指差しながら
「黄色い煙突」と言ってきたことがありました。
現地の言葉だったから
自分は理解できていなかったんだけど、
通訳さんが私に謝ってきて、
自分のなかでは衝撃的な体験でした。

無意識の中にある小さな差別から
今も続いている人種差別まで、
それぞれが知って、向き合って、
変えていきたいです。
今一度全員で考えて、
それぞれの考えを持って欲しいです。

私も自分なりに向き合って、
考え続けていきたいと思います。



RINA

2020/6/3 20:53
#front-page #livinginthecity

*Unsure what the "yellow smokestack" (黄色い煙突; kiiroi entotsu) thing is exactly about as there are no real sources to be found on Google. The only thing that is clear, based on what RINA said, is that it's a derogatory term used against Asians.



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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:18 am

confusedinupstatenewyork

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Thank you so much for the translations, TGE. Looks like she really wanted people to read this one.



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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:10 am

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Korean fans hate it when girls talk Politics as they say it is nothing to do with idols but I would like to think we are more broad minded than them Rina and you are people to us and not just objects.



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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:59 am

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Maybe it refers to someone with a slender build. Personally, I think everyone should take a long look at a picture taken by the Apollo 8. Just google "Earthrise"



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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:37 pm

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I wonder which country she is talking about... also the interpreter might have altered the translation a bit to be more appropriate.

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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:10 pm

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tonymiller wrote:Korean fans hate it when girls talk Politics as they say it is nothing to do with idols but I would like to think we are more broad minded than them Rina and you are people to us and not just objects.

SCANDAL's been very adamant about not being referred as idols, if I recall.  Also, please see this link about KPop fans .

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, beyond this blog post, Tomomi also talked about it on an Instagram post (SH translation in the comments,) Haruna talked about it during an hourlong livestream where she talks about her experiences traveling alone in New York, and Mami posted this on her Instagram Stories:

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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:54 am

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@confuseinupstatenewyork

Oh yes I know SCANDAL do not see themselves as idols and nor do I but they have dressed like idols at times Happy



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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:04 pm

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hogradish wrote:Maybe it refers to someone with a slender build. Personally, I think everyone should take a long look at a picture taken by the Apollo 8. Just google "Earthrise"

based on how RINA wrote, quite sure it was a derogatory term specifically for Asians of Chinese descent, cos the word "yellow" was used

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Re: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)
Posted on Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:17 pm

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I have been discriminated and treated differently for the colour of my skin so I know exactly what Rina means. To be honest, I can understand why SCANDAL would talk about Black Lives Matter in some capacity or other because of what happened to George Floyd, it's even reported over here on the news too. I only wish there was an easy and nuanced way to speak out against racism without politicizing it or taking sides.

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