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My name is Yurika. I am half Japanese and half Swiss. 5 years ago I moved with my mother to Japan. I am living now in Shioya, near Kobe (1hour from Osaka, situated at the ocean.)
I am a first year student at Kansai University of International Studies.
I like reading, listening to different kinds of music (mostly English ones from oldies like Queen to newer ones like Jet, Jessie J., the Killers, but I also got to know some Japanese ones now, especially Glay and B'Z),playing with my cats, watching movies and playing volleyball. After graduation, I would like to travel to many countries, especially Canada, Cuba and the Philippines.
I am looking forward to meeting you on the News Activist!

One of my favorite bands in Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX6Vd9GyT0A

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Neoliberal free trade is a net positive for humans across the globe that are living in poverty, but is a negative for people who are living in developed nations. The 14.8%(1) of people that are living in poverty in developing nations would benefit the most from free trade, as the goods become cheaper making it easier to live off of less money. Free trade would be good for developing nations and countries so that they are able to grow their consumer class as goods would be cheaper and more available.

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Neoliberal free trade would be a net positive for humans and the planet because everyone would be working with each other to build a stronger system that allows more people to move up from poverty and into the middle class, but unfortunately, because of how different countries think about themselves, like the United States, the idea of free trade would end up with a net negative outcome. Countries could end up cutting corners and end up only looking out for themselves and not helping other countries unless they were already allied with them.

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While each country seems to come into trade with ambitions to boost their overall economy and wealth, it is important to remember the individual citizens. Low quality mass production creates cheap products that can be sold in huge amounts internationally. Small, local farmers cannot even begin to compete with these lower prices. Their livelihood depends on being able to make enough money on their crops to survive, and regular citizens are more likely to choose the cheaper product; putting small farmers in dangerous waters financially.

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Are Fukushima’s accident showing effects in the world?  

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Are Fukushima’s accident showing effects in the world?  

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Are Fukushima’s accident showing effects in the world?  

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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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  Thinking of Halloween and Obon, few people would think that they are similar. I certainly did not think them alike. Obon still preserved its original meaning whereas Halloween has become so commercialized that most people around the world just celebrate it as a joyous festival. In the following, I will write about their similarities, differences and which of them has more advantages over the other.  

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Do you know UNIQLO? This is one of the most famous Japanese clothes shop. I am going to talk about UNIQLO. UNIQLO Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company presenting manufacturing and selling it in a lump of practical use clothing by a shop, a brand name of “UNIQLO”. The company was founded by Tadashi Yanai. He was born in Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan. UNIQLO was started in June in 1984. I was born yet. This company have many long history. And UNIQLO is known internationally. Japanese people often go to UNIQLO and buy a lot of clothes. UNIQLO’s t-shirts are called “UT”.

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There have been many articles about the subject “climate change” and we learn it in school, but at present, there has been hardly any change in the way we behave in our daily lives. Politicians have one discussion after another, however hardly any action is made. In the following, I would like to write about what Global Warming is, what the future looks like if we don’t change anything and finally, what we can do to help reduce factors leading to Global Warming.  

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I think I want to write about global warming. I feel like I have been told since I was a small problem of global warming. Recently, summer is hot compared to the old days, winter is also getting warmer. This temperature change is not only up 0.5 degrees slightly compared to 100 years ago and to the average of the Earth. In the latest report agency of the United Nations of the (IPCC), "in the next 100 years, the temperature rise of 6.4 degrees maximum," that temperature rise of more than 10 times I have been predicted as compared to the 100 years up to now.

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The election of the location of the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022 have stirred up a controversy whether there might have been corruption. In the World Cup 2018, it is decided that Russia will be the host and in the 2022’s Qatar (Qatar is a sovereign Arab country located in West Asia and would be the first Arab country to do so.). Other bidding countries for the World Cup in 2022 had been Australia, Japan, South Korea and the U.S.

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The society worldwide is ageing, it is estimated that the population will shrink about 31.9 percent in 2060 as the average of the total fertility rate per woman in the developed countries is getting lower. Facing these problems, there are people arguing the positive effects and others the negative ones. In the following, I would like to discuss both opinions in regard to Japan and also what could be done about it.  

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The society worldwide is ageing, it is estimated that the population will shrink about 31.9 percent in 2060 as the average of the total fertility rate per woman in the developed countries is getting lower. Facing these problems, there are people arguing the positive effects and others the negative ones. In the following, I would like to discuss both opinions in regard to Japan and also what could be done about it.  

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<p>&nbsp; &nbsp; The people all over the world have serious problem about poverty. At first, I will focus on undernutrition. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. There are 16 million people undernourished in developed countries. Also, Children are the most visible victims of undernutrition. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year.

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I agree with the writer of "Make your choice: Games or Grades” that games can have a very bad effect on grades but I think it depends on what kind of games they are and for how long they are played. Some games with educational purposes can help a child to learn faster and some games are even used as a treatment for autistic people to improve their ability to concentrate. If the grades are getting lower due to gaming, it means that this child might already be addicted to it, which leads to the child losing its contact to the real world, not to mention the effects it has on its health.

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I would like to talk about poverty and experience that I did to help them. There are a lot of people and children who are poverty, for example they cannot study and they don’t have enough money and food so on. It is one of the most important problems in the world. In addition, the problem of poverty has lately attracted considerable attention.

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I came into contact with cranes or rather with the origami crane very early in my life and it has thus stayed a special animal to me. When I was 6 years old, my mother’s friend was very worried as her mother had breast cancer and the doctors told her, she had not long to live. Therefore, our mother taught us how to fold origami cranes and together, we folded 1 thousand cranes. Our wish did not come true but I can still remember this time vividly, so I decided to write about the symbolism of cranes in the Chinese, Japanese and Greek culture.

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Kozmoz is an international organization that helps people around the world and also organizes internships. In 1987, the founded the institution “Second Harvest Japan” in Tokyo to help the homeless and other people in need. They noticed that there are also a lot of people in need in the Kansai area, so in 2004, the Kansai Food Bank was established. The members working for Kozmoz are all volunteers and they receive no salary.

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I would like to talk about TOYOTA Motor Corporation that is company of the car. It is very famous company in Japan. It was made by Toyota Sakichi in 1933. He was always thinking that his dream is to develop everything when he was childhood. Therefore, he liked to develop.

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First of all, Omi Merchants are a group of merchant who were from Omi, Shiga prefecture. They are famous from their belief of business. These people who started the business were originally from Shiga prefecture and they were doing business nearby Shiga. The time when Omi merchants begun, Nobunaga Oda held a policy named “Rakuichi-Rakuza.” This policy was made for the merchants in Omi and it denied the old policy and accepted the new merchants to start business in Omi. The old policy of business was to accept only certain merchants to do business.

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Omi merchants Omi merchants are said to be a legacy of the present Japanese business. First, I would like to explain what “Omi merchants” are and then research whether their concept can still be found in factories nowadays. In the Kamakura period (13thcenteruy) there were merchants from Omi, first only around 100 villagers, who were selling their goods (for an example mosquito nets or medicines) throughout the country and brought back specialties of the place visited.

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India’s social class is structured with a caste system.  It is a pyramidal hierarchy, from top to bottom:  Brahmin, Warriors, Traders/merchants, and Workers.  There exists another social class, the Untouchables.  The Untouchables are not in the pyramidal hierarchy however they are a part from society.

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When I was a child, I always watched my mother arranging flowers for birthdays or other festivities. I was fascinated by the way she arranged it and with how much patience and also love she created it. In her youth, she had learned the Ikebana. I have learnt a little form her, but I am rather clumsy, so I want to learn more about it. Every time when I go buying groceries, I pass by a vitrine where an Ikebana art work is exhibited. It is very beautiful.

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When I was a child, I always watched my mother arranging flowers for birthdays or other festivities. I was fascinated by the way she arranged it and with how much patience and also love she created it. In her youth, she had learned the Ikebana. I have learnt a little form her, but I am rather clumsy, so I want to learn more about it. Every time when I go buying groceries, I pass by a vitrine where an Ikebana art work is exhibited. It is very beautiful.

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When I was a child, I always watched my mother arranging flowers for birthdays or other festivities. I was fascinated by the way she arranged it and with how much patience and also love she created it. In her youth, she had learned the Ikebana. I have learnt a little form her, but I am rather clumsy, so I want to learn more about it. Every time when I go buying groceries, I pass by a vitrine where an Ikebana art work is exhibited. It is very beautiful.

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Kendo   Since I have been a small child, I had a strange fascination for swords in anime or movies. I guess, it is fascinating to me that even though swords are weapons to kill, they express respect to the opponent. The opponent’s skill and mental presence might decide whether he/she will be alive or not.

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As we will be talking to students from Canada and America, I wanted to research about the present Ambassadors America-Japan and Canada-Japan. China and Korea were the first countries Japan had sent ambassadors to. However, not until 1860, when the Japanese government sent its first mission to the United States to confirm the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, did Japan seek to expand its relations with foreign countries. Nowadays, Japan is opening up more and more and I hope it will be open to opinions of the other countries as well as keeping its traditions.

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Hello!
My name is Yurika. I am half Japanese and half Swiss. 5 years ago I moved with my mother to Japan. I am living now in Shioya, near Kobe (1hour from Osaka, situated at the ocean.)
I am a first year student at Kansai University of International Studies.

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