Writing IIID 2016

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by 043 TSwift on December 22, 2016
How long do you use your smartphone in a day? Now, smartphones are spreading throughout the world, because they are like a small computer, changed from the button system to the touchpad system, and the screen became large. Also, according to the research of ‘Seed Planning’, which is a market research and consulting company, the number of smartphone users in 2011 was 872 million, but it was predicted that it would be 3,746 million in 2016.

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by 017 iphone on December 16, 2016
Recently, there are lots of accidents and issues which are related to illegal drugs around the world. Also, many people criticize drug addiction. Despite illegal drugs, some people use them. Why do people look for them? Especially, many actors in Japan tend to use them in order to get rid of lots of stress from work and feel healing their body. They are addicted to them. Some young people tend to use the drugs too. There are lots of reasons, for example, they want to use them simply for entertainment or in order to relieve the pressure they feel from their parents or friends and so on.

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by 053 Tuna on December 13, 2016
Is it possible that computers replace teachers? There is a huge discussion on this question. There are many researchers or enthusiasts who claim that computer-based learning will replace teachers. There are also people who disagree with computers replacing teachers. Both sides have clear opinions and it is not so easy for us to help students choose the way of studying. Meanwhile, many schools or cram schools introduce computers in classes recently. Which is more effective for students to be taught by computers or teachers?

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by 004 Daichan on December 13, 2016
Have you heard the word, Karoshi? Karoshi means “death from overwork”. The causes are stroke, heart attack and suicide due to stress. According to RT News (2016), a new Japanese government poll has shown that a fifth of the country’s employee face the risk of death from overwork. The research targeted some 10,000 companies and 20,000 workers responded over two months between December 2015 and January 2016. It is said that the Japanese people have their strict work culture and putting in long hours. Hundreds of deaths from overwork are recorded and escalated every year.

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by 032 Elsa on December 13, 2016
Smoking has been one of the big social problems. It is said smoking is bad for the health because it causes some diseases. According to WHO, over 1.1 billion people in the world smoked tobaccos in 2015, and smoking in public places is regulated recent year. In my opinion, regulation of smoking in public places is a desirable idea because I think that smoking makes many people unpleasant. So, I will tell you why smoking in public places is not good.

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by 003 tigers on December 13, 2016
Have you ever heard of the word “Black Company”? The origin of this word is Japanese and it refers to a company which doesn’t follow the Labor Standards Law. According to Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of workers suffered from Black companies in 2012 was 1,067,210. Some of them got diseases, some mental problems or others lost their lives, so I think that we must do something against them as soon as possible. In this essay, I will explain the reasons why the problems that they have today and the measures against them.

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by 012cristiano ronaldo on December 13, 2016
In Japan, the Japanese government recommends and promotes old people who are over 65 years old to return their driver’s license to prevent and decrease traffic accidents, I think that the recommendation is an effective action. Recently, some Japanese old people had traffic accidents, because of their poor driving ability. They have lost their physical ability. Such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, and slowed motor reflexes. So today, I will introduce a demerit and merits of returning old people’s driver’s license.

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by 017 iphone on November 1, 2016
There are a lot of eye-catching buildings in Japan, for example, universal studio Japan in Osaka and Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Kinkakuji in Kyoto and so on. I chose Osaka Kaiyukan. It is one of the biggest aquariums in Japan. Therefore, it is a famous place in Japan. Why is this aquarium becoming popular?

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by 043 TSwift on October 31, 2016
Do you know Kinkaku-ji? It’s a temple in Kyoto. Kyoto has lots of famous buildings, temples and shrines. Among of all them, Kinkaku-ji is known as a very popular sightseeing spot by many people all over the world, and this is an eye-catching place. Well then, what are the history and influences of people in Japan and other countries?  

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by 012cristiano ronaldo on October 31, 2016
There are a lot of “eye-catching buildings” in Japan. For example, castles, temples, shrines, high towers, modern buildings and other traditional buildings. Today, I would like to introduce an eye-catching “bridge”. If you see the bridge, you may feel excited. “The great Seto Ohashi Bridge” is the eye-catching bridge in Japan. Most of you may not know about the bridge, so I’ll explain the basic information of the bridge, the history, and how to enjoy it.

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by 004 Daichan on October 30, 2016
There are a lot of Shinto shrines in Japan, and lots of foreign tourists are interested in them. Shrines are visited during special events such as the New Year, Shichigosan,which is a Japanese annual event to celebrate health growth and wish longevity for three and seven-year-old daughters. Many couples hold their wedding ceremonies there and new born babies are traditionally brought to a shrine a few weeks after birth to celebrate their bath. People visit shrines in order to pay respect to the gods or to pray for good fortune.

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by 053 Tuna on October 30, 2016
The most child-friendly kindergarten in Japan attracts many people. It is famous for its unique design. There are an endless playground, and trees growing through classrooms. The ordinary kindergartens do not have them, so we can say it is a novel kindergarten. The name of kindergarten is ‘Fuji Kindergarten’. It’s located in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. This essay will show you the features of Fuji kindergarten, the roles of trees, and the devices that make children feel comfortable.

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by 003 tigers on October 28, 2016
What is the heart of the public train stations in Japan? Many Japanese people would answer that it is Tokyo Station. It is the biggest station in Japan. We can feel tradition and dignity there. That is because it has been under construction even though over 100 years has passed since it was built. Today, I will introduce the history of the station, its features and famous spots in it.

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by 032 Elsa on October 28, 2016
In Japan, there are many eye-catching buildings, for example, Tokyo tower, temples such as Zen temple in Kyoto called Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), shrine, and so on. They are buildings peculiar to Japan, so they are popular among people overseas. Also, Osaka prefecture in Japan has some eye-catching buildings. One of them is Kyocera Dome Osaka. It is a very famous baseball stadium in Osaka. Kyocera Dome Osaka has changed since it was built. So, I am going to introduce Kyocera Dome Osaka.

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by Hyorina on November 17, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
April 26th 1986. The worst industrial accident happened.. Many lives taken and a contaminated environment for the next 10 000 years.  The worst man-made disaster. The world knew that Chernobyl happened because of the data recorded by a swedish nuclear power plant the morning following the explosion. With all the information findable today, it is possible to know what happened that tragic night and what are the results of Chernobyl.   

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by Félix BG on November 10, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
The police officers receive calls every day in order to solve domestic incidents or to protect the citizens. It is important to stay professional in every situation to avoid accidents that should never have happened. Because police officers are sometimes excessive in their way to apply the laws especially with minorities.

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by Bedard55 on November 3, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Food Wasting Monsters  

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by jeremieaudet on November 2, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Why does media exist? Are they about information, or about sensation? A pit bull killed a woman during the last summer. Media such as T.V.A or L.C.N took that non-important news and took it to the front page; it created fear in the population. The government even had the idea of a law that would oblige the pit bull owner to let professionals kill their dogs. That example is one of many others. The real issue is that sensationalism in media can lead to disinformation.

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by karolefrancois on November 2, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Many animals and plants are on the list of endangered species, in fact, more than 15 000 thousands. By definition, endangered means that something is threatened with extinction, loss, destruction or exposed to a danger. Hence, it is easy to understand that it is not wanted to obtain a statistic like the one above for this situation. Unfortunately, animals in Africa are omnipresent on that list.  Although there are a lot of reasons that can lead to the death of theses animals, there are solutions installed to solve the issue.

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by WowSuchWeb on November 2, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
As of today, the amount of Internet users reaches over 3 billions worldwide. There are many reasons that explain that gigantic number. Many people use the Internet to stay in contact with people they know, whereas many others use it for online shopping, entertainment or multiple other purposes. The world contains a great number of online communities. Some of these are clearly exceptional because of the way they use online services. China’s online community is part of these exceptions.

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by Virginie on November 2, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Global warming, extinction of species, natural disasters… Scientists are all talking about it, but what really causes it? The destruction of the Amazonian forest is one of the reasons. Today, it is about 750 000 km2 of the forest that have disappeared (IRD). Unfortunately, economic motivations are too often considered more important than environmental ones. South Americans should care more about the Amazonian forest because its destruction is ravaging.

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by annfredturcotte on November 2, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Equal education is something that is really important in today’s world. As well as being a basic human right, education is the key to health and economic improvement. It also provides everyone the ability to read, write and to better understand the world that surrounds them. Everybody should have access to the right of learning and of developing their abilities to the maximum. Unfortunately, the lack of equality in today’s world prevents certain people from going to school. Indeed, girls in many underdeveloped countries do not have access to a good education.

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by gabeeeb on October 31, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
 

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by noeyduchesne on October 28, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
According to the Vegetarian Ressource Group, “approximately six to eight million adults in the United States eat no meat, fish or poultry”. Vegetarianism is a plant-based diet that has many variations, such as lacto-vegetarianism, ovo-vegetarianism, veganism, and many more. Many people adopt a vegetarian diet for three main reasons linked to environment, health and animals.  

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by Trudelitor on October 27, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Most people have heard about greenhouse gases, but few of them really know how dangerous they are. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere and create what is called the greenhouse effect. The Earth's natural greenhouse effect is essential, but human activities have intensified this process causing a lot of collateral damage. Because of its negative impact, the anthropogenic production of greenhouse gases has to be reduced

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by Hyorina on September 15, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Over the last century, many women's rights came real under the activism of feminism. We can now vote, work, not being obligated to marry and have children. Having children is a dream for many people. But there are people who see it as a nightmare, men and women. For a man saying he doesn't want to be a father, it will be easier to escape people's judgements.  A woman who rejects motherhood will get a bad time in this society who sees family as an achievement, something you have to do because someone gave birth to you. I always knew children wasn't my forte.

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by Amelang on September 15, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Inequality will always be present no matter where you are. Since the beginning of mankind, women were tagged as being the inferior species towards men. Through time and hard work, women battled for human rights and obtaining equality. They had no rights for education and so they were doomed to cleaning the house and raise kids. Women took a stand and fought for their rights, as if they were no different then men. They now have the legal rights to vote and educate themselves. So the idea that men and women can never really be equal is false.

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by Bedard55 on September 15, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
North American people have a lot of rights and most of them are free to make their own choices. Although they must respect the law, they sometimes choose the wrong way and decide to go against it. This is exactly what happens to many young men and women who are involved in marijuana traffic and suffer from this illegal drug market each year in North America. However, legalizing, regulating and restricting access to marijuana would have many good effects on population.

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by Jules on September 15, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Nowadays, choosing a cell phone is getting more and more difficult. There is a wide variety of models and a wide variety of companies that products them, although two of them stand out of the group; Samsung and Apple. There are numerous debates to determine which of those two companies makes the best cell phone. This text will showcase Apple cell phones pros and cons. First, The cell phone itself is ergonomic and solid, it also is heavy enough so it doesn't feel like a cheap piece of technology.

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by jeremieaudet on September 14, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
In the industry of electronic products, there are some big names known by the entire world. Since the 80's, Apple never stopped to impress us with new technologies and improvements. in fact, Apple's fans biggest argument is the operating system and the device itself. The two are made in the same house. iDevices are completly built by Apple. There can be no lag, bug or compatibility problems. To continue, apple always brings new technologies like Retina displays, Touch ID or 3D Touch. All of their new advancements are always at the finest touch.

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by alexgerm on September 14, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
In secondary five, most of the students have to choose a program in Cegep or a DEP that will sort of determine the rest of their life. The thing is that when students do not know what they want to do with their life, future can be more frightening than exciting. Even if choosing a pre-university program buys two more years, this time might not be long enough to realize what people want to do next. For the people who always knew what they wanted, it can be frightening too. Indeed, they might have to move to another city and start a whole new life.

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by Clochette on September 14, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
To begin, many wars have been declared in different countries. Many people die everyday. Our planet is not a safe place anymore. Moreover, we often here the media talking about the end of the world. Each one of us is responsible for destroying our nature. There are too many cars which cause bad smoke slowly killing our atmosphere. To many trees cut down, so less and less oxygen left for humans. The world is sick. To continue, people in the under-developed countries are starving. They do not have enough money to live a better life.

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by gabeeeb on September 14, 2016
Cegep de Jonquière
Lately, the question about legalizing the accessible drug and bad drug that is marijuana in our country has been brought in the discussions of many people. First of all, it’s important to know that marijuana has many bad effects on people. It is actually really damaging for  the brain and it can also develop many bad diseases such has mental illnesses and even some physical pain. Nobody would wand to live with that. Second of all, with the marijuana that could become legal in our country, people could easily develop an addiction.

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Reply to: Big issue in Japan
11 months 3 days ago

Thank you for your essay. I sometimes watch the news about drug. Famous comedians also tried to take a drug, and because of it, people will arrest by a police. Recently, very famous person was doubted to use drugs. I think drug issue is pretty serious in Japan. Therefore, your essay made me excited. Actually, I didn’t know the details and kinds of drugs. It strengthened my knowledge. I heard from my friends, you will speech about drug at a speech concert. I am looking forward to listening to your speech. I think you are interested in drug now, right. You should not use drug.

11 months 1 week ago

Hi. Tune. How are you today? Your essay is always good. We want to be an English teacher in the future, however, computers may replace teachers. In my opinion, I think that computers ought not to replace teachers. I have one question for you. Why do people need teacher in the school? Because I think that teachers not only teaching his/her major to students, but also they can teach how to make a relationship. I think computers will not able to teach how to make a relationship, because computers do not have some emotions. Let’s become a great English teacher in the future!!

Reply to: Karoshi
11 months 1 week ago

Thank you for your essay. I think that your topic is interesting because karoshi is one of big social problems. Also, I often hear the word, so I guess it is increasing in Japan. I also think overwork is not necessary. If one worker die by overwork, the other workers have to work more instead of the worker, and he/she would also die by overwork. In addition, it is important for workers not to have stress. Therefore, I want the government to make a new law about labor. Also, I hope that the rate of death by overwork becomes low.
Erika Tanaka

11 months 1 week ago

I agree with you. Certainly, Tabaco has a lot of negative points and positive points. Seemingly, you don’t like smoker much, but I think they contribute Japanese society, because they pay special tax which is called “Tabaco Tax” it is used many facilities, it is a good positive point. However, I also feel offensive, the smell generates fighting between smokers and no-smokers. Hence, I propose that Japanese government and companies are ought to cooperate to increase smoking room. In 2020, Tokyo Olympic will be held in Japan, so there may generates confusing between Japanese people and foreign people, so the government should make counterplan against it. If they do that, the next Olympic will be succeed.

11 months 1 week ago

Your writing was good because I knew your opinions about old people’s driver’s licenses. I think that it is difficult to make them return their licenses soon, so the police have to be careful about old people driving a car. For example, checking on the roads, having over 65-year-old people take a medical check-up and so on. By the way, my hometown is a country and there are a few public transportations, so cars are essential for my family. I also think that Japanese government should increase the number of public transportations such as trains, buses and so on. 003 Tigers

Reply to: Black company
11 months 1 week ago

Hello. Thank you for writing a great and meaningful essay. While I was reading your essay, I was shocked because many workers suffer from working in their companies. They were expected to choose their workplace depend on their interests or something they like. However, working causes workers some troubles physically and mentally. As you mentioned, Japanese government should think about this problem and Black companies must be disappeared.

12 months 4 days ago

Hi. I am Daichi. When I read this essay, I could understand the accident. I think that this accident is similar to accident of Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. In 2011, The Great East Japan Earthquake was occurred, then Fukushima nuclear power plant was explosion. Many Japanese people has suffered from this accident since 2011. I think that nuclear power plant is very dangerous, so we have to quit using nuclear power plants as soon as possible.

12 months 4 days ago

Hello. Thank you for your essay. I have been interested in endangered animals and plants since before, because they become problem in the world. Also, thanks for your essay, I could learn about them more. According to your essay, there are some reasons of this problem, but the major cause of this problem is human action, and I think so. Actually, some people hunt animals and cause pollution. I think that animals are very important and also have their lives the same as human. Therefore, I also think that we, human, should consider solutions of the problem and revise our action.

12 months 4 days ago

Hi. Your essay is well done, so I read this very fluently. Anyway, Chernobyl plant’s problem gave a lot of people and countries big shock. I know that. Japan had happened accident because of the great east Japan earthquake in 2011. It attacked Fukushima nuclear plant, so the plant leaked nuclear to outside. So many Japanese people became panic even Japanese government. I was also surprised, but I didn’t understand, because the accident was so big. After that, Japanese TV news picked up accident at Chernobyl, so I learned about it. Now, Chernobyl plant is not dangerous. Therefore I think Fukushima plant can be like Chernobyl.

12 months 4 days ago

Thank you for your essay. I understood what you would like to tell us. In addition, I didn’t know the issue about food wasting before reading your essay. There are so many people in the world. People sometimes throw food which we couldn’t eat at all. However, there are many people who cannot eat enough food. We have to think the solution for changing the present circumstance of national economy and environment. Young people should work on this issue because I think young people relate to this issue than adults. At first, I will change the style of buying food. Your essay was pretty good.

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