TPP changes our lives

by 030 Naaaaatsu on December 20, 2015 - 1:41am

apan has joined TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) for 2 years ago. Many Japanese people are unwilling to agree this arrangement. However, Japanese government decided to take part in TPP. TPP includes 12 countries, America, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chili, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, and Japan. I would like to tell you about merit points and demerit points of TPP.

     First of all, I am going to tell you about merit points of TPP. According to Business Journal Japan said that, we can buy import products from other countries because of abolition tariff. In other word, TPP is trade liberalization. We can enjoy eating import foods and buy foreign big- name brands. Also, a number of Japanese export products will increase. Therefore, Japanese economics will be benefit. Moreover, the twelve countries will have good relationships each other.

     Next, I want to tell you about demerit points of TPP. I said that TPP is trade liberalization. Of cause it is merit of TPP, but the merit has a possibility of producing a big demerit. If many import food and products are cheaper than Japanese products, Japanese people are willing to buy import products, because they are cheaper. According to NHK news said that, Especially, Japanese rice will have big damage. California rice and other foreign rice are cheap, and Japanese buy them, Japanese rice cropping famers cannot get enough earn. In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (2013) said that if all tariffs are abolished, Japanese gross production will be 3 trillion yen decrease. Japan will be not able to feed itself enough.

     Finally, I would like to tell you about my opinion about TPP. TPP has good points and demerits. However, Japan has already joined TPP. If you say Japan should not take part in TPP, Japanese government cannot stop. Therefore, we ought to understand about TPP, and we live with new rules well.


I sometimes hear TPP, but I didn’t know that TPP is Trans Pacific Partnership, and Japan has joined TPP for 2 years ago. I thought Japanese government was affected by other countries such as America, Canada, and so on. I didn’t know about merit points and demerit points of TPP. I’m interested in enjoying eating import foods. I like to eat foods, so it is very important for me. I surprised that TPP is not only merit but also demerit, so I can’t choose that TPP is good, or TPP is bad. After reading your essay, I thought that we have to study about TPP. Thank you.

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