Writing III

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Second year Japanese students writing extensively on a variety of topics.  

Kansai University of International Studies
by 018 Saya on June 25, 2015
Have you ever experienced big earthquake? I have never experienced it. In the future, very big earthquake may be happen in Tokyo. If the big earthquake happen, Japan would have a lot of trouble. I think most Japanese people forget about the very big earthquake which was happen in Tohoku area recently. Today, I would like to think about a big earthquake which was happen in Japan, and the current Tohoku area’s situation. After that, I am going to tell you about my opinion for the problem.

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by tas on June 25, 2015
Do you know about the Great East Japan Earthquake that happened in Tohoku area in Japan? Today, I would like to tell you about the earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power station. At the beginning, I will explain about the Great East Japan Earthquake, next I will tell you about an article of Fukushima nuclear power station, and lastly actual condition of the power station. I want you to think about after the earthquake with my writing.

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by Mariechan on June 25, 2015
Dangerous of Fukushima (500~600wards) 5142052 Meika Wada        I think Fukushima’s problem is very serious in the world. In March 11th 2011, there is very big earth quick in eastern Japan. It was my graduation ceremony of junior high school so when I went to my home and turned on the TV, I was very surprised because I had never seen very big tsunami such as the Great East Japan Earthquake. This extraordinary accident is bring down a lot of problem, so today I will write about Fukushima’s problem.

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by Puppy on June 25, 2015
     Do you know the Fukushima nuclear disaster? The accident have happened due to the Grate East Japan Earthquake happened on March 11th in 2011 when I was a third year student in junior high school. This time, I was shocked by this incident, and also Japanese and the whole world people was shocked it. So this problem became the serious problem, and now not only the Japan but also all over the world is influencing it, so I will explain about Fukushima nuclear disaster, and what were the effects to Japan and foreign countries.

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Kansai University of International Studies
by 031Azusa on June 25, 2015
FUKUSHIMA AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES  

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by 051 Minami on June 25, 2015
Today I want to talk about deep and serious problem. It is not serious problem only Japan but also the world. Do you know about Fukishima’s situation? Do you understand it? I want a lot of people who live in the world to know and share this present state.

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by 021 Atsushi on June 25, 2015
     4 years has pasted after the Great East earthquake. A lot of areas were damaged by tsunami. Unfortunately, cause of damage is not only by tsunami. Fukushima nuclear power plant was broken and a lot of radioactive rays were released. Still a lot of people are in trouble, for example a lot of people can’t live in hometown if their houses are in near area with Fukushima nuclear power plant. Also, there are bad rumors about food.

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by 033ryosuke on June 25, 2015
Fukushima 5142033 Ryosuke Chinen  

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by 036 Yurika on June 25, 2015
Are Fukushima’s accident showing effects in the world?  

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by 036 Yurika on June 25, 2015
Are Fukushima’s accident showing effects in the world?  

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by 036 Yurika on June 25, 2015
Are Fukushima’s accident showing effects in the world?  

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by 043Risa on June 21, 2015
The Fukushima disaster   5142043 Risa Fukui        In Japan, many kinds of natural disasters often cause. What happen to Fukushima and people who live in the prefecture some years ago? There are many problems in Fukushima, especially, The Great East Japan Earthquake, water problem and nukes. They have not solved yet, however it is the fact. What do Japanese people think about it? Today, I would like to talk about these serious problems. In addition, I want to look back the terrible happening and consider about it again.

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by Keiichi on June 21, 2015
The Fukushima’s Situation 5142045 Keiichi      Four years ago, a huge earthquake happened. An almost all of the prefecture where locate in east part of Japan was suffered from the huge earthquake. In addition, the earthquake made a huge tsunami a number of times. How much damage were made by them? And why does the place and people were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami are living strongly?  

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by 005 Yohei on June 21, 2015
When the earthquake happened nobody could imagine about such an awful disaster that would happen after it. There was a nuclear power plant in Fukushima when the earthquake has hit the Tohoku area. Because of the earthquake this plant was damaged and many thing happened. I’ll explain what happened by the earthquake, and what were the impacts to Japan and foreign countries.

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by 030 Naaaaatsu on June 21, 2015
5142030 Natsuki Shimabukuro Fuhushima  

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Reply to: How admit refugees
3 years 5 months ago

Thank you for your 2 comments. I will answer your both comments.
For first one, I think bringing in refugees bring us new ideas, and it will good work for globalization of Japan as I said in my article.
Next, I think we don't have a right to force them to be labor to boost our economy, but the day that they have to work to live there will come either way if refugees enter the country.
I would like to hear your opinion about it.

Reply to: How admit refugees
3 years 5 months ago

Thank you for your comment. I'm happy to hear that. By the way for answering your question, I don't know well about the circumstances of other countries so I don't have epoch-making idea for where the refugees could go. But it is sure that there is the countries have already announced accepting them like Germany therefore I think if the refugees don't chose countries, they could find the countries will accept.

Reply to: TPP opinion
3 years 5 months ago
TPP

HI I don't know (;))

Your paper was really interesting to read. You said that 14.8% of the people living in poverty would profit from the TPP, but that the small farmers would suffer from it. I think most people in poverty living in developing countries are people who couldn't succeed with their farming and were not able to get a good education because of the lack of money and the need to work even as a child to support the family. I think the TPP will only result in more people being poor, as if the small farmers are getting pushed out of the market by foreign goods, how will the people in poverty get a job to pay for the cheap food?

I agree with you about the environment, there should be an agreement to do the transport as green as possible, actually ot only for the TPP but in general, still, I believe the main focus for these politicians will be how to make the most money, no matter whether everything around us is telling us, that we are wrecking our environment.

I think you are right with the protection of jobs and environment, but I think the first step that would ease the public's mind would be for the contract to be shown to the world. There is so little information about it and it is not sure how reliable they are. The US and other nations are supposed to have a democracy, but a secretly made contract affecting so many people can hardly be called democratic. In an newspaper article it was said that the US is part of the TPP because China is economically raising. Do you believe so, too?

3 years 5 months ago

I agree with you that it is important to discuss and that those meetings are certainly not easy. However, these politicians are not showing any information with the public, so it will be difficult to say how it will turn out. Most politicians will probably just try to get the economically best contract for their country. I also have still to learn a lot about the TPP and will try to follow the news.

3 years 5 months ago

I might have not expressed myself so clearly, but I don't think very well of the TPP. I think as they don't show the public what the TPP exactly is, it makes me think that not much good will come out of it. Even if I tried to find some good aspects in it, the secrecy with which they decide over the heads of thousands of people, who will be affected by this contract the most, makes me uncomfortable and also a bit angry. We only know little of it, as someone was able to leak some information about it. My paper doesn't show anything useful, it is just a collection of the bits and pieces from newspapers, so the best way to learn about it, is to follow the news I guess. As for Japan, there will be positive and negative effects like in the other countries, but as far as I have learnt, it will mostly be the already rich people who will profit and if wildlife and environment was their concern, they could do a separate agreement. For example the way that many countries are still not willing to reduce their CO2 exhaust into the air lets me doubt whether this part of the contract will be making any changes.

3 years 5 months ago

Hello!
I still don’t have good English skills, so it was very difficult to understand. However, I know what you are telling readers. Japan already participated in TPP. Many Japanese famers against to join it, but the government didn’t listened to them. In my opinion, I think the government should hear the opinions of citizens. Imported food is cheap, but I think maybe it’s dangerous, because probably there are contaminants mixed in food.

3 years 5 months ago

I read your writing and thought it's good. I couldn't believe that many younger people think about globalization. I simply don't know about NAFTA, so I would like you to tell me about NAFTA.

3 years 5 months ago

Thank you for your comment. You said that “We think that they have people in there that will turn to terrorists once they come in the country and that is why people do not tend to accept the fact that people want to come in the country with open arms.” I agree with your opinion. If my country accept many refugees from Syria, I’m scared of the refugees because of the reason.

3 years 5 months ago

Thank you for your comment. I didn’t know much about Canada, so of course I didn’t know that Canada has two official languages. I think the law is very unique. I have never learned French, so I don’t know how difficult to study it. However, I think many refugees will study it if they are accepted to settle in Quebec. I think maybe your country is the best place for refugees. Thank you for your suggestion. I will read the two articles.

3 years 5 months ago

Thank you for your opinion. I surely argued for the TPP, but I didn't like the terms and effects so maybe my feeling was implied kind of against. I think building and supporting our own countries is people and many small farms and companies, so we would not be able to ignore their opinion and situation.

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Working in Japan has been an interesting and rewarding experience. I came to teaching after a career in finance, first as an accountant with major north american pharmaceutical firms and then as a financial advisor.

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