WRITING III B

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T50 Intensive Writing about Cool Japan and Wrold Events as they relate to Japan.  This is an EFL class.

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by 032Kiei on November 12, 2015
Today, I would like to talk about the issue of refugees in Japan. In this paper, I would like to focus on three points. The first one is the institution that how the Japanese government accepts refugees. The second one is how many people tried to migrate to Japan last year. The last one is what happens if people are accepted as refugees in Japan.

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by 037 Kurumi on December 17, 2014
Today, I will talk about my way of thinking how to success. In last class, we learned Richard St. John’s research about what we need for success. I don’t know what success is, but I am able to expect it. I guessed it is that dreams come true and to be able to do something what I want, and then I thought there are some things that lead for it. Those things that I think are three here. Confidence and think nothing

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by 022 MISAKI on December 17, 2014
Introduction Hello, I watched the movie “success by Richard St. john 8 words in 3minutes” in the writing class. I thought about what success is. Then I would like to write my opinion about passion, work, good, my definition of success and so on.   Passion

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by 022 MISAKI on December 17, 2014
       Hello, today I would like to tell you about music. Japan has a big TV program at the end of the year. It is “a singing contest between a male and a female team of popular singers, sponsored annually by NHK on New Year’s Eve”. Today is December, I would like to look up Music.

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by 031Azusa on December 15, 2014
Success (refresh)   Do you know how to come true your success you want? I think nobody knows about the method because there will be no failed persons if everybody have the knowledge. However, I think there are many keys for the success. I am going to give three keys of them.   Making plans

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by 021 Atsushi on December 15, 2014
     If I’m asked “What’s success in your life” by someone, I would not be able to answer well, because there are many opinions which differ with each person. When I hear an idea of success, I’m surprised every time and my heart is moved. This time, I want to introduce some famous people’s ideas of success and I want to tell you my definition of success.  

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by 018 Saya on December 15, 2014
     I would like to tell you about music. I like listening to music, and also singing. I like Japanese music more than Western music, so I usually listen it. I will introduce about my favorite Japanese group and their songs. After that, I would like to tell you the reason why I like Japanese music more than Western music.

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by a5142044 on December 15, 2014
I will write about Japanese music. I like music and listen every day. There are many kind of music and instrument in Japan. Typical instruments are samisen, Taiko, Koto, and they produce a good sounds. There are traditional Japan. In Japan, Music is known as “Ongaku or “Hougaku”. “on” means music, and “gaku” means enjoying, Japanese has enjoyed music for a long time.

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by 018 Saya on December 15, 2014
     I would like to tell you about music. I like l istening to music, and also singing. I   like Japanese music more than Western music, so I u   sually listen it. I will   introduce   about my favorite Japanese group and their songs. A   fter that, I would like to tell you the   reason why I like Japanese music more than Western   music.   First, I would like to introduce about my favo  

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by 037 Kurumi on December 15, 2014
I belong to light music club, which called JAZZ club in this university, and I started playing bass guitar. Therefore, I’m familiar to rock music among many kinds of music around the world. However, I didn’t know exactly what rock music is, so I researched about it. I would like to introduce about what rock is and what kinds of rock are there.

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by 040 Moe on December 15, 2014
     I compare song of the English edition with the Japanese edition. The title of the song is “Let It Go.”  Do you know this song? This song is very famous and popular all over the world. This song is the music that Queen Elsa of the main character sang in FROZEN of the Disney movie. It is sung in 42 languages. The English edition is sung by Idina Menzel. The Japanese edition is sung by Takako Matsu. This time, I introduce about similar points and difference points of “Let It Go” of the English edition with the Japanese edition.

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by a5102010 on December 10, 2014
Recently, a lot of types of music are loved by Japanese. Their favorite songs have difference between generations. For example, some older generation like to listen to enka songs or jazz because they listened to them a lot when they were young. On the other hands, young generation likes a lot of kinds of music excluding enka songs. I also don’t listen to enka songs because I think that type of song should be listened to by older people. I’d like to talk about what kinds of music young generation listen to.

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by 036 Yurika on December 8, 2014
Reggae versus Hip hop   When I was 10 years old, Hip hop music was already very popular and my class had its first private disco, playing among other music Hip hop. Growing older, I developed an interest for many kinds of music and came to like the songs of Bob Marley. At first glance, there seem to be no similarities between the two music styles, however, there are some to be found. I will first introduce the similarities, then the differences and finally which of them I like better.  

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by 031Azusa on December 8, 2014
Japanese music   They are many kinds of music and singers all over the world. From now, I focus on one singers and group singers in Japan. For instance, the popular one singers is Kana Nishino, and a group singer is AKB48. I am going to wrote about each similar and different things. After that, I will choose which is better, I think.

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by 005 Yohei on December 8, 2014
Nowadays many people listen to music all over the world. That’s because people enjoy to listen to music in several ways. There are many genres, singers and types. In this article I want to explain what music is and why people like music.

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by 020 Koki on December 8, 2014
     There are many kind of music in Japan, for example, J-POP, Rock, Enka; a traditional-style Japanese popular song, Idol and so on. Enka has long history, so Japanese like it very much and especially old people like it. Recently, Idol song is very popular among every generation and other countries people. Nowadays, Idol song is the genre that Japan can be proud of, so I think that it is Cool Japan. Today, I am going to introduce Japanese Idol groups because they are representative of the Japanese music. The first is about Japanese Idol groups.

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by 032Kiei on December 8, 2014
Japanese music   [final paper]               Today, I will tell you about Japanese music. I really like listen to music, but it is only Japanese music. I think many people listen to music on the way to their companies or schools, so I am concerned about the song is loved by many people. Then, I want to introduce about three songs.

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by 021 Atsushi on December 8, 2014
       Recently, I often see a lot of people who are listening to music. Of course, I everyday listen to my favorite music because I can be happy and calm. Also, Japanese music is very good which a reason almost of people listen to Japanese music. I asked some of students and could get interesting answer. This time, I want to introduce Japanese music.  

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by a5142044 on November 26, 2014
Halloween and Obon 5142044 Honoka Matoba

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by 051 Minami on November 19, 2014
Halloween and Obon    5142051 Minami Yamamoto   Both Halloween and Obon are very famous event, and there are aspect that looks like a little. But these event has deferent meaning and background. So I would like to compere about it.

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by 018 Saya on January 28, 2016
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     Do you know anything about TPP? Honestly, I didn’t know anything about it, so I researches about TPP, its benefits, disadvantages and my opinion about it. I am going to tell you about these things below.      First of all, I would like to tell you about TPP. TPP is the abbreviation for Trans-Pacific Partnership. It is Economic Partnership Agreement for freely economy by the countries of the Pacific Rim. Many countries are joining TPP, for example, Singapore, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Vietnam, Peru, Australia, America, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico and Japan.

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by 032Kiei on January 25, 2016
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Today, I am going to think about Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP). TPP is one of the biggest issue in Japan. Many Japanese people think about this issue, but they don’t have enough knowledge about it. Therefore, I would like to talk about TPP’s positive points and negative points in this paper.

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by 037 Kurumi on December 21, 2015
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A few years earlier, TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) becomes a current topic around the world, we can hear often about it on TV or newspapers. However, there are many difficult words, and time goes without our understanding. TPP was not global like now at first, only it worked for 4 countries. Hence, it is inevitable for the people in the other countries not to know details, so I searched websites and learned the merits and demerits of TPP. I will write my opinion about TPP.

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by 020 Koki on December 20, 2015
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Is TPP good for Japan?                 Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, which is called “TPP”, was started among Singapore, Brunei, Chile and New Zealand in 2006. Japan has participated in it since 2013, and now 11 countries has taken part in it. To be honest, I do not know anything at all about TPP. Is it good for Japan? Does we have merit points? I want to know the answer so that I will research its merit and demerit points. Then I would like to write my opinion about them.  

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by 030 Naaaaatsu on December 20, 2015
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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.

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by 043Risa on December 19, 2015
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     What is TPP? The official name is Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement. Originally, Singapore, New Zealand, Brunei, and Chili made the Agreement which was called Pacific 4. However, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, and some other countries had taken part in the Agreement one by one, and after that it became TPP. The purpose is to unify the each country’s rules and systems. Next, I would like to tell you about them from now.

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by 005 Yohei on December 17, 2015
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Thinking about TPP               This “Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement” will become an important agreement for the countries which will participate. This agreement will decide rules, laws, the taxes and many other things for the countries. But this might be a negative effect against Japan and also for other countries too. Today I want to write about how it will give good and bad effect to Japan and other countries.

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by 030 Naaaaatsu on November 26, 2015
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Syria has a civil war. Syrian people go to the Europe countries to be saved. However, some of Europe countries are unwilling to accept them. Only Germany accept them. According to Asahi Digital, Germany has a history that the Germany’s president Adolf Hitler slaughtered Jews in world warⅡ. Therefore, Germany’s constitution says that an obligation of accepting Refugees. A number of the refugees are very huge, so Germany wants other countries to accept more. More than 17 countries said that accepting refuges. First, I will tell you about the current status of Syria and refugees.

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by 018 Saya on November 26, 2015
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     Recently, a lot of serious problems have been happening all over the world. Do you know anything about refugees? I think the refugees’ problem is the most serious problem. I think most of the young people don’t know much about the problem. Actually, I didn’t know anything about it. That’s why I focused on the refugees from Syria, and researched about their present circumstance, so I will mention about it. And also, I will tell you about Japanese Prime Minister’s opinion and my opinion.  

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by 043Risa on November 23, 2015
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5142043 Risa Fukui        I would like to talk about an architect, Shigeru Ban. Did you know him? I did not know him and I was not interested in architecture. However, I was impressed after I watched his presentation so I would like to tell you about my opinion.  

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by 032Kiei on November 19, 2015
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Today, I would like to talk about the issue of refugees in Japan. In this paper, I would like to focus on three points. The first one is the institution that how the Japanese government accepts refugees. The second one is how many people tried to migrate to Japan last year. The last one is what happens if people are accepted as refugees in Japan.

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by 018 Saya on November 16, 2015
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 Have you ever dreamed about your own house? What kind of house do you want to live? When we build houses, we are going to order our requests to architects. Today, I would like to introduce an architect, and after that I will tell you about my opinion for his work.  

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by 033ryosuke on November 16, 2015
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5142033 Ryosuke Chinen

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by 043Risa on November 16, 2015
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        The problems of Refugees 5142043 Risa Fukui  

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by 037 Kurumi on November 16, 2015
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The admission of refugees has become a controversial matter all over the world. There are countries which accept many refugees and other that accept only a few. Also I understand that there are both advantages and disadvantages. Then, are there no other ways to help desperate refugees?

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by 005 Yohei on November 16, 2015
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              Japan is a country that only accepts few people in a year as a refugee. But think about it. Why can every country accept a million of people by not knowing about them? Also on the premise, Japan was a closed society for over two hundred years, and Japan has raised a society that could move the economy with no help by other countries. From this you can know Japan’s characteristics are more like a village society than a multiethnic society. It’s more natural and easy to be stable in this way. Although to help other countries that need help is necessary in this current world.

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Reply to: How admit refugees
4 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
4 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
4 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?

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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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