Japan Social Issues

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This course tackles the many current social issues in Japan as well as the issues around the world. Students read articles about the issues they are interested in, summarize them and write their opinion about them. Our students hope to interact with other students outside Japan as regards local and international issues.

by audreynoiseux on December 11, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Over the course of the semester, I have always been particularly interested in social issues related to human rights. Specifically, most of the topics that I chose to write about were related to Aboriginals in Canada. In 2017, in the developed country we evolve in, I still cannot believe that some people are not equally given the same opportunities as the rest of the population.

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by Justin on December 7, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Throughout the semester, most of my research as been directed towards education. This research paper with be analyzing other country’s system and our system and compare them to see what works better and what doesn’t, the goal being to find a way to make school a place where people want to be rather than being a somewhat forced thing. Instead of delving deep into statistics of one way to do it, I will go through a more general idea and talk about 3 issues and ways of fixing them.

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by Sarah_B on December 7, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
This paper demonstrates how feminism is not what a majority of people think. It gives the real and unique definition of the feminist movement and its history. Feminism did not appear out of nowhere and has a unique goal; equality. In this research paper, there are real statistics and proof on how woman are perceived less than man. There are sections about the influence that society has on the youth, the arranged marriage, the economic wage difference between a man and a woman for the same job, the rape culture and the need of men in the movement.

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by billybastien on December 7, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
This paper demonstrates how it is possible for social entrepreneurship to play a key role in rural development. It draws links between social entrepreneurs, their work, their role in sustainable development, and how it relates to rural development. My findings suggest that social entrepreneurship can be achieved if we consider catering to the basic needs of individuals in the society first. In addition, we must find a development model that works today and does not impede, but rather create, better opportunities for tomorrow.

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by Gabriel M. on December 7, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
The goal of this assignment and research is to provide a general understanding of police brutality in America. The utmost objective of this is to give an intricate view into how the police, over the course of the years managed to acquire such force and authority, how African-Americans have not had their voices heard and are sometimes less likely to speak out due to possible repercussion by the side of police and finally to observe the solutions to a problem currently affecting millions in the United-States.

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by Maximum98 on December 7, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Throughout the semester, I have been working on recapping news articles that have been talking about natural disasters that have been happening in North America. More specifically, I have been talking about flooding’s in Canada. This research paper will attempt to figure out what can cause these major flooding’s because, in Canada, flooding’s are the number 1 natural disaster and it is needed for us to know what can cause this so we can attempt to find solutions to prevent these from happening.

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by boi on December 7, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
the goal of my article was to find out the leading causes of the stock market crash, the current state of the economy and how it can be prevented aagain. I began by talking about the deregulation of the market starting in 1980 which facilitated the practices that caused the crash. Then I explained the extreme market competition at the time and the different financial instruments used to increase profit by increasing the risk banks took.

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by Hannah on December 6, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
On August 19, 2017, Sarah Maisey wrote about the impacts of fashion on the environment for the National. Notably, the industry, valued at US $2.4 trillion a year, is disastrous both environmentally and in terms of workers’ health and safety.

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by Nathalie on November 3, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
On October 24 2017, Jorge Barrera posted an article on CBC News “Health Canada Knew of Massive Gaps in First Nations Child Health Care, Documents Show: Officials Were Unprepared to Implement Changes Prescribed by Landmark Human Rights Ruling.” The article speaks of “Ottawa [discriminating] against [the] First Nation children by underfunding on-reserve child welfare services and by failing to apply

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by Sarah_B on November 3, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
An article posted on the “Women’s Agenda”, written by Rob Sturrock, on November 1st, 2017, discuss how men can be involve in the feminist movement. Some may ignore the fact that we need males in the movement but most agree that having males by our side will only make things better. Feminists are only looking for equal rights and not superiority so why not work together?

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by boi on November 1, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
This news article is one that caught my attention because we don’t see that type of news often. The article named “WikiLeaks offers up a $100,000 bounty for the withheld JFK documents” is pretty self-explanatory. WikiLeaks tweeted on October the 27th that they will give a reward of 100,000$ to anyone who releases the John F. Kennedy assassination files from 1963. Donald trump announced in a tweet that he would release the JFK files but only 2800 were released and 300 were kept hidden from the public.

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by Gabriel M. on November 1, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
In a study published in the Journal of Association of American Medical Colleges nearly eight years ago, there was an intricate investigation into the healthcare system of the United-States and its efficiency. The purpose of the research was to get a medical student’s perspective on the healthcare system and their opinion on whether we should expand coverage and spending on programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

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by Hannah on October 31, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
As Sylvia Thompson wrote in the Irish Times on July 15 2017, the trend of buying clothes online could lead to a rise in people buying used and vintage clothes online, as well as other eco-conscious alternatives to mainstream fashion.

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by billybastien on October 24, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Quebec’s poorest region is on the edge of growing rich. But why is the Gaspe not rich yet? Its habitants fear the unknown; will oil extraction transform their region that’s renowned for being a natural paradise. Certain sites are already being used for production, while others still serve for exploration purposes. These sites aren’t located along the coast, though there are exceptions, but rather in the hinterlands where the population don’t hear nor see what is going on. Pollution is still happening despite being invisible claim environmentalists.

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by Sarah_B on October 24, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Academic Journals and the News  

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by Gabriel M. on October 24, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
The atrocious shooting that occur every single year in America and the constant fear of murder in Chicago, New York, Miami, Las Vegas and many more major cities in the United-States propulse the gun control debate at the center of discussions. In what seems to be dividing the political right and left more and more, many call for either less or more guns for reasons of public safety. The Republicans and conservatives argue that more guns would increase the safety of communities whilst liberals and Democrats see less guns and more regulation as a more positive alternative.

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by boi on October 23, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
In the article titled “Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact, it is revealed that Greenpeace issued a report containing various information including the gas emission ratings of 17 companies. Some of these companies include tech giants such as Samsung and Amazon. According to the report, most of the biggest companies did not stand by their agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses and some are actually polluting even more.

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Reply to: Foreign part timer
4 months 3 weeks ago

Working in any shops in Japan as foreigner is not easy. I am as a foreign student have many difficulties to find some suitable jobs to do as a pert time worker. Once I founded some jobs is like a challenge for me because I have never thought that I would be working with many people who speak in Japanese. The working system and the way they are working are different, so it makes me learn something new and I really enjoy my part time job.

4 months 3 weeks ago

Whatever those are made by, natural food is number one. Japan is also known as a places that provides many delicious and healthy foods, so I think Japan does not need more various foods indeed. Modified foods actually are needed to some countries with different many aspect like, grounds, weather and many more. One thing should be developed more is technology in Japan because Japan already has good development in technology.

4 months 3 weeks ago

In my opinion computers are very helpful to support student learning anything. There are so many reasons behind why computer really needed in these days in education system. By using computer we can save more paper and flexible to do our tasks everywhere. Moreover internet is making everything easy like sending e-mail, sharing information, accessing news online and many more. So being able to operate computer is a must nowadays.

4 months 4 weeks ago

I agree with your opinion that computers will never win. I think computers are good tools for us and they have a high ability. However, computers do not have the ability to understand the students. This is not good for the students. Meanwhile, teachers can understand feelings of the students. They have good skills to teach students and good experiences. Also, if the students have troubles, the teachers can help them. Computers will be difficult to do it. The teachers have good points for the students. I think computers can't replace teachers. I enjoyed reading your essay. Thank you very much.

4 months 4 weeks ago

You are right. I felt so sad. Now, people around the world pay attention to the relationship between U.S. and Norse Korea. Especially, Japanese are cautious about Norse Korea’s missiles. If the war breaks out again near the future, the world will be destroyed easily. I hope the U.S. and Norse Korea will get along well and violence will be less in the future.

Reply to: Medical Marijuana
4 months 4 weeks ago

Marijuana is something dangerous if used by people who have no skill of drugs. We know that marijuana is legal in America but in Japan is strongly prohibited. In some countries people who died because of consuming marijuana increasing significantly. As you said, the effect is quiet surprising, because people who has addicted by marijuana they can be healed perfectly.

Reply to: Medical Marijuana
4 months 4 weeks ago

Marijuana is something dangerous if used by people who have no skill of drugs. We know that marijuana is legal in America but in Japan is strongly prohibited. In some countries people who died because of consuming marijuana increasing significantly. As you said, the effect is quiet surprising, because people who has addicted by marijuana they can be healed perfectly.

Reply to: Medical Marijuana
4 months 4 weeks ago

Marijuana is something dangerous if used by people who have no skill of drugs. We know that marijuana is legal in America but in Japan is strongly prohibited. In some countries people who died because of consuming marijuana increasing significantly. As you said, the effect is quiet surprising, because people who has addicted by marijuana they can be healed perfectly.

Reply to: Medical Marijuana
4 months 4 weeks ago

Marijuana is something dangerous if used by people who have no skill of drugs. We know that marijuana is legal in America but in Japan is strongly prohibited. In some countries people who died because of consuming marijuana increasing significantly. As you said, the effect is quiet surprising, because people who has addicted by marijuana they can be healed perfectly.

Reply to: Medical Marijuana
4 months 4 weeks ago

Marijuana is something dangerous if used by people who have no skill of drugs. We know that marijuana is legal in America but in Japan is strongly prohibited. In some countries people who died because of consuming marijuana increasing significantly. As you said, the effect is quiet surprising, because people who has addicted by marijuana they can be healed perfectly.

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