BBS E, Academic English Basic, Mitsu Matsuoka, Nagoya University

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[27] Topic 7: When in Rome@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2017/01/13() 13:11@[ ԐM ]
An adage advises, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." When is it preferable to adapt your behavior to local customs and when should you maintain the standards of your own culture? Explain your position, between 250 and 300 words in length, with examples from your own experiences, observations or reading.



[28] RE:Topic 7: When in Rome@NameFRc͖ MAIL@DateF2017/01/23() 19:38
I have never been abroad, so I will tell about groups I belong to. I belong to two tennis circles. One has many strict rules and the other does not. When I join the former, I have to have to pick up balls running, keep vocalizing during practice, fill my seniorsf cups if their glass is empty, and wait everyonefs meal being ready. But if I do so in the latter, everyone would be bewildered and someone may be disgusted because people belong to the latter like a loose atmosphere meanwhile people in the former like a tight atmosphere. So, I think we have to adapt our behaviors to group customs basically not to disguise others.
However, sometimes we had better maintain the standards of other groups. Some groups have irrational customs. For example, a circle I belong to has custom of treat. Seniors must give all their juniors treat so a man leave the circle before they become seniors can make a profit. So, I decline all treat of my seniors to take away this inefficient custom. In other circle, my associates talk to seniors too casually, but because I think we should respect seniors, only I use respect language.
From the above, we should adapt our behaviors to group customs basically and sometimes we should maintain the standards of other groups. Probably the same can be said between countries.


[29] RE:Topic 7: When in Rome@NameFm MAIL@DateF2017/01/24() 16:13
I would like to talk about this example to explain this theme more specifically.
Now, I join two chorus club, which one is a university chorus club, and the other is a chamber choir. There is a decisive difference between two choir. This is a way to sing a song. The farmer is a large chorus club and the number of members is 108 people. It is difficult for us to match each memberf voice, and we have sing as small as possible because a voice of the club have very loud voice, when a lot of people sing. Meanwhile, the latter is a small choir and the number of members is 20. It is easy to match each voice and we sing louder, because the latter is smaller than the farmer. So, I have to use difficult my singing voice depend on choir because I cannot match other voice when I sing in a voice of the difficult choir. In other wards, we should adopt our behavior to local customs at such a time as this.
Of course, accordingly, we should also maintain the standards of your own culture when I practice to sing in each choir. The amount of practice is difficult between two. While the latter practices once a month, the farmer does every day because the members in the farmer want to take part in the national chorus competition and people in the latter think that they only enjoy singing in the choir. So, I should keep the amount of training depending on each purpose.
In conclusion, I can say gWhen in Rome, do as the Romans doh at such a time as those.

[33] RE:Topic 7: When in Rome@NameFa@DateF2017/02/07() 22:37
I have never been abroad. So I'd like to imagine thinking.
First, I will tell you example that you need to adapt your actions to the local customs. Some people say "noodle harassment". Foreigners feel uncomfortable when the Japanese eat noodles such as soba noodles and noodles. I think that it is okay to do this way of eating in Japan. However, in foreign countries I think that I should refrain from eating this way. In the West, it is said that making sounds when eating is a manner violation. Therefore, there are many people who dislike sounds that Japanese people produce when they sip noodles. That's why we must not sip noodles in a foreign country, we must also be careful about other noise during meals.
Second, I will you tell example that you should maintain the standards of your own culture. It is said that Japanese people are polite. Japan has been emphasizing courtesy since long ago. This is a fine Japanese culture. However, on the other hand, there are voices that the manner of Japanese tourists is bad overseas. This is bad thing. Even if you are abroad, I think that you should preserve the Japanese culture of courtesy. For example, you handle your garbage yourself. Japanese people should make efforts for all Japanese to be evaluated as good manners. Let 's protect the Japanese culture that emphasized courtesy.
It is very difficult to act in different cultures. It requires constant thinking a lot. We should consider how it is appropriate to behave in different cultures. That is my opinion.


[23] Topic 6: The Harm in Charity@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2016/12/12() 13:12@[ ԐM ]
"Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it." \ John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller was not alone among wealthy industrialists in his thoughts on charity. Fellow business titan Andrew Carnegie also observed, "One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity." Do you agree with Rockefeller and Carnegie, or do you believe that charity is necessary and beneficial? Explain your position, between 250 and 300 words in length, with reasons and examples from your own experiences, observations or reading.



[25] RE:Topic 6: The Harm in Charity@NameFm MAIL@DateF2016/12/21() 11:59
I completely disagree with them and believe that charity is necessary and beneficial. In Japan, especially, I think that charity will have been needed. There are two reasons I can give for my disagreement.
The first reason is that many Japanese are negative about charity, if anything. In foreign country, such as America, wealthy industrialists build many reputations when they do a lot of charity works. In Japan, however, they are not always picked up on even if they do. Therefore, they must think why they should donate their money. On the country, I think that they may not want some fame as philanthropist. In other wards, Japanese should be more eager to do charity than other foreign countries not only to get some fame, but also to help a lot of people.
The second reason is that there are a lot of people who need some charity in the world. In Japan, which a lot of disaster often occur, people lost a lot of their life, houses, and fortunes when they suffer a disaster. In fact, there were the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake in the past, and a lot of people have been suffer the damage in Japan. In a case like that, charity is very important. There is a limit to what a nation can do, but charity between private sector is unlimited. If one person do charity, a lot of life will be saved.
In conclusion, it is important for many people to do charity work.

[26] RE:Topic 6: The Harm in Charity@NameFRc͖ MAIL@DateF2016/12/22() 17:58
I disagree with Rockefeller and Carnegie. I think charity is essential for the fair world.
I do not think a disparity in economic power bad. It is natural that competent people get high rewards and incompetent ones do not. Still, a disparity in opportunities is very bad. There are no fair distributions depending on individual abilities in this disparity. For instance, a talented boy who was born in a poor country which has no schools and inadequate infrastructure cannot avoid working with parents from his youth not to starve. He doesnft get rewards correspond to his ability. This is unfair.
There are 48 countries defined as gLeast developed countryh by United nations. Peoplefs life in these countries is wretched. For example, Bangladesh. According to ILO, 7.4 million age of 5-17 children are working, and they receive half of minimum wage. In order to work, they have to quit schools. So, childrenfs works should be controlled strictly. However, if the government controlled childrenfs works strictly, many families would starve to death. Therefore, such countries need outside supports. However, money developed countries donated to a poor country doesnft reward poor people. Most of such money transfuse rich people in a poor country who are making huge profits thanks to the present system of a poor countries. Thus, they do not use money to improve situations of the country. But, because all we can do to narrow disparities is charity, we should make donations.


[32] RE:Topic 6: The Harm in Charity@NameFa@DateF2017/02/07() 20:45
I disagree with their opinion. I do not think that their opinion is wrong, but I disagree.
What they criticize is charity without responsibility. Indeed, uncharacteristic charity can not make people who receive charity independent, and it can also cause misuse of charity. For example, there are donation frauds, unprotected life protections. Misuse of charity is a mean act, never be forgiven. These behaviors will really cause people who need assistance to lose support. In that case, charity works in the wrong direction, so it is not good. I would like to affirm Rockefeller or Carnegie's remarks.
Then, what happens if the tide of "Stop unnecessary charity absolutely" spread to the world? Will abuse of wasteful charity and charity end, will support come to people who really need help? I think that it is not that simple. If such a trend spreads out, I think that the scale of the charity as a whole will become smaller. If that happens, people who really need assistance will lose support, not to mention bad people.
In order to prevent it, charity is absolutely necessary. Of course, I am not affirming the bad kind of charity. I think that such charity should be lost. And we have to make a lot of efforts on that. However, attention should be paid to behaviors that shrink the charity as a whole. Unnamed good intentions are saving lives as a result. That is why I am against the opinion of Rockefeller and Carnegie. Do not let down good faith.


[20] Topic 5: Computer Games@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2016/12/01() 18:01@[ ԐM ]
"Children waste far too much time playing computer games when they could be involved in more constructive activities." (E. Gorkin) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above? Support your position, between 250 and 300 words in length, with reasons and examples from your own experiences, observations or reading.



[22] RE:Topic 5: Computer Games@NameFRc͖ MAIL@DateF2016/12/11() 20:53
I partly agree with the opinion. Certainly, some children spend too much time playing computer games, however, time children play computer games is not wasteful. Surely, doing only computer games and donft do exercises at all is unhealthy. Still, doing computer games has some merits for children. Mami Honda, a doctor in child development, stated in her writings gif time and content are limited to within the bounds of common sense, playing games have good influences on childrenfs brains.h The state has four arguments.
1.consideration and remembrance
When children enjoy games, their brains secern dopamine. It promotes the workings of parts of a brain they take charge of consideration and remembrance.
2.deterrence and attentiveness
In proportion to the situation of pictures, children have to judge and handle it accurately. So, playing games improve childrenfs deterrence and attentiveness.
3.activating the brain
Playing games require children minute finger motions ,and it activates childrenfs brains.
4.improving the ability of planning and performing
In capturing the games, children have to marshal information and make plans, and perform. In this process, childrenfs ability of memory and planning and performing.
From the above, I think children should play computer games within the bounds of common sense.


[24] RE:Topic 5: Computer Games@NameFm MAIL@DateF2016/12/13() 00:17
I completely disagree with the opinion. I think that playing a lot of computer games causes children not to active hardly and becomes educationally an unfavorable childrenfs habit. There are three reasons I can give for my disagreement.
The first reason is that game has various radical genres such as crime and war. These games include many cruel and description. In addition, children can kill a lot of people and destroy many buildings easily, they play those games. Therefore, because, on the screen, they can do what we cannot, children will keep pleasure in mind.
The second reason is that children wonft study hardly because they spend a lot of time on playing computer games. It is very fun for many children to play computer games. So, they wonft be able to quit games if they are hooked on playing once. In fact, I had been hooked on games and I hadnft get a good grade on a test when I was an elementary school student. it is quite clear that playing games has many effects on studying.
The third reason is that children cannot notice the crucial stage between the real and the game if they keep playing computer games. Especially, it is about death. Game characters can come back to life many times, however, we, humans, cannot come back. In other wards, if they keep playing games, they can think that the real is equivalent to the game.
Conclusion, playing computer games can have a bad influence on a lot of children. I cannot think playing these has many advantage.

[31] RE:Topic 5: Computer Games@NameFa@DateF2017/02/07() 13:17
I disagree with this opinion. As time progresses, computer games have also evolved. Computer games do not waste time for children.
Today, there are many computer games for educational purposes. Many of that concept is that you can study with a sense of game. The subject is mainly mathematics, kanji and foreign languages. Especially foreign languages are worthy noteworthy subjects. Children receive English educations but do not receive German or French education. I think that it is very good for children to be interested in German and French through games. For example, I have played Italian games and have been interested in Italian.@Even though it is a computer game, it is not all entertainment.@
Next, in modern times, games are an important communication tool among children. Children talk through games' topics. And they play the game. This is the form of modern new communication. For example, when I was an elementary school student, we were talking and playing through "Pokemon".
Some people say that it is not good for children to do only computer games. I think that's right. I do not deny the importance of things other than games. Of course, children have to move their bodies and study. However, I think that it is not good to say that all computer games are meaningless. Certainly, some games have no value to play. However, as mentioned earlier, there are also good games for education, and for children today the game is part of everyday life. I think computer games definitely have value.


[1] Topic 1: Wikipeida@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2016/10/02() 16:24@[ ԐM ]
Wikipedia is a collaborative online encyclopedia that is written and edited by its users. Anyone may contribute information about a given topic or edit information posted by other users. A city official has posted a short entry on the town that provides only basic information. In an effort to collect as much information as possible, the official is encouraging each resident to share his or her local knowledge by writing about an aspect of the town that is particularly familiar. Write a short essay, between 250 and 300 words in length, to add to your townfs Wikipedia entry. Be sure to choose a topic that you know a lot about.



[2] RE:Topic 1: Wikipeida@NameFRc͖iOQPUOOSTVj MAIL@DateF2016/10/10() 18:00
I live in Yamada school area. Yamada school area is 1.798 square kilometers and the population is 15105. Yamada school area is famous for its briskness of the neighborhood council.
Yamada school area has an entrance of freeway and two subway station and one railroad station and big shopping mall gmozoh. So Yamada school area is very convenient. Owing to this convenience, Yamada school area has many high-rise condominium, and the proportion of children is very high, 17%.
But this convenience lead to the chance of crimes. Actually, in 2008 the crime number was 1020. This score is worst one of school areas in Nagoya. So the neighborhood council made two actions.
Firstly, they strengthened patrol. They go on patrol on a car with a blue lamp when students are going to and from school. Moreover, twice a month, they go on patrol nighttime.
Secondary, they installed security cameras all over the school area including Kamiotai station.
By such honest efforts, in 2014, the crime number decreased by 666.
Addition to the above, Yamada school area places much value on disaster measures. The school area holds an autogenous disaster prevention practice every year. Over 100 people participate in this event. In this event, participants can learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use wireless-activated disaster warning system, and can use a fire hose powered by generator.
So, at present Yamada school area is convenient and safe.
Also, Yamada school area is famous for its tradition of Japanese drums. Many students in Yamada school area play Japanese drums thanks to encouragements by the neighborhood council. Students they play Japanese drums practice twice a month in a public hall and make an on-stage announcement at festivals held three times a year in the school area.


[5] RE:Topic 1: Wikipeida@NameF_񎦘Y MAIL@DateF2016/10/18() 14:29
Hokkaido University is one of national universities of Japan, and a member of a group of university called gFormer Imperial Universityh, they are often said to be the top seven universities in Japan.
Hokkaido University has the biggest campus in Japan. Its area is not less than 0.6 billion square meter. It has big forests and ponds. Because of these, you can lose yourself if you go into this university in winter.
Today, a lot of people go to Hokkaido University as students, whose number is about twelve thousand. In this university, you can study about letters, law, economics, medicine, dentistry, engineering, veterinary medicine, fisheries science, science, pharmacy, agriculture, and pedagogy.
Many of high school students in Hokkaido want to be students of Hokkaido University, and study very hard to enter it. Half of its students, however, came from out of Hokkaido. High school students in Hokkaido should make more and more effort.


[6] RE:Topic 1: Wikipeida@NameFm MAIL@DateF2016/10/18() 18:07
I live in Tsu. Tsu is the capital of Mie Prefecture. Tsu has a population of about 280,000, which is the largest population after Yokkaichi, and is about 710 square kilometers, which is the largest city in Mie. By the way, the name of Tsu is the shortest name of the city in Japan.
Tsu has many traditional events. One of the events is a festival, Tsu Matsuri. This festival is an annual fall event in Tsu. The number of participants in the festival is about 2,000 every year. The special event of the festival is the contest of Yosakoi, a dance which is choreographed in contemporary style. Many young people take part of the contest and they make the audience of the contest go wild every year. By the way, the contest is taped by Mie TV and is broadcast for the whole Mie area. So, Tsu Matsuri is the importance event in Mie for the residents.
However, although the big event is held, the population of Tsu tends to be decreasing in recent years. Tsu doesnft develop into the big city, such as Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, and a part town of Tsu has been losing population. According to the research of the prefecture, if the population had been decreasing, a lot of local government in Tsu would disappear. So, the prefecture plan the community development, for example, a lot of events, such as Tsu Matsuri, is increased.
In recent years, the famous person, such as an actor and an entertainer, are invited to Tsu Matsuri as an special guest. This effort is an part of the community development. If it is increased, Tsu will be more and more grown.

[30] RE:Topic 1: Wikipeida@NameFa@DateF2017/02/07() 12:34
I am from Ugo-machi, Akita prefecture. I will introduce about Ugo-machi. Ugo Town is located in the south of Akita Prefecture. The population of the town is about 16000. The townfs mayor is Mr. Yutaka Ando. His house is very close to my house. On the back of his house is a handcrafted golf practice area. When I was a child, I occasionally saw Mr.Ando practicing golf. The mayor is very kind and a gentleman.
Ugo-machi is a town in agriculture. A lot of rice, vegetables, fruits and so on are cultivated. Especially rice is wonderful and tasty. I ate various rice in Nagoya, but none are tastier than the Akita rice.
"Akitakomachi" is the brand of rice that is cultivated mainly in Akita. I think "Akitakomachi" is the most delicious rice. I often discuss with friends from Niigata. He argues that "Koshihikari" is the most delicious.
Many of the land in Ugo Town is a field or a rice field. There are a beautiful countryside sceneries. I think that view is truly irreplaceable. I hope that agriculture in Ugo Town will continue to develop in the future.
There are beautiful traditional arts in Ugo Town. That is Bon Odori. Its traditional performing arts called Nishimonai Bon Odori is displayed every year at the Obon festival. The dancers are dressed in costumes that simulate the dead, and continue dancing from evening to midnight. There is a fireworks and a musical accompaniment. That sight is awful.
Ugo-machi is a very attractive town. I wish that my hometown will continue to develop.


[21] Preventing the Common Cold@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2016/12/03(y) 12:13@[ ԐM ]
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[15] Topic 4: Physical Education Requirements@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2016/11/15() 09:41@[ ԐM ]
Most universities require students to take at least one physical education course in order to graduate. Some require as many as four courses. Supporters of the physical education requirements argue that these courses are important to maintain student wellness. Others feel that college students should be responsible for their own physical health and that academics, not exercise, should be the focus of a college degree. Write an essay, between 250 and 300 words in length, in which you argue for or against university physical education requirements. Support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experiences, observations or reading.



[17] RE:Topic 4: Physical Education Requirements@NameFRc͖ MAIL@DateF2016/11/27() 18:46
I think college students should do sports, but I disagree with physical education.
It is easy for mid-twenties to raise muscles. And an old man who did muscle training early in life can revive muscles easily. To develop muscles has 8 merits.
1. Improving health
Prevention of lifestyle disease and detoxification effects by sweat are expected with exercise.
2. Stress reduction
There are few opportunities to exhaust onefs full power in daily life. So, the release of this power by sports or training can give us ecstasy.
3. Delicious meals
Calories consumption through exercise promotes an appetite and makes meal delicious.
4. Mental training
In sports or training, we repeat to challenge new stages. So, sports and muscle training discipline not only body, but also mental.
5. Potentiate sexual capacity
When a muscle grow, male hormones are produced. And this hormone potentiates sexual capacity.
6. Activate the brain
When we take exercise, serotonin is secerned. This hormone makes brain active. So, good ideas often come in the middle of exercises.
7. Weight reduction.
The more we gain muscles, the higher our gbasal metabolismh be. Basal metabolism is the amount of used calories when we stay put.
8.The improvement of personality.
The successes in exercises make us confident. Confidence improves our positiveness, sociability, and tolerance.

From the above, doing exercise is very good. But, it should be done on onefs own initiative. So, I think college students should do sports, but I disagree with physical education.


[18] RE:Topic 4: Physical Education Requirements@NameFa@DateF2016/11/28() 20:52
I think that college students should do sports, and I agree for university physical education. I can state some reasons.
1.Regular exercises
Students who take a physical education class can do sports once a week, at least. University students have many things to do, so it is quite possible that busy students cannot take times to do sports not even once in a term. It is bad to their health. Compared to this, physical education courses can serve an opportunity to for students to do sports once a week. This is good to keep students healthy.
2.Uniformity
A one of good points of university physical education courses is its uniformity. Physical education can serve partly uniform sports instruction for students. It can help keeping many students healthy. When students do sports or exercises one by one, there will be individual differences in quality of their exercises. In this case, uniformity is useful.
3.Opportunity of communication
University physical education courses can serve not only sports instructions but also opportunities of communication with other students. Through practice or playing games, students can communicate with others. It is important to personality development, and it is good for studentsf mental health.
4.Coaching by professionals
All instructors of university physical education courses are professional, and their ability is worth relying on. Students can take lessons by professional, and good instructors. It is lucky for students to take good quality lessons. When students play sports with friends or family, the quality of exercise is worse than physical education courses.
Thus, I agree for university physical education.


[19] RE:Topic 4: Physical Education Requirements@NameFm MAIL@DateF2016/11/29() 01:29
I completely agree with this requirement. I think that it is very good. Let me give two reasons for my agreement.
The first reason is that a lot of university students have a few opportunities for exercising. Many of them tend to live and manage money, diet, and tine by themselves. On the other hands, they donft take an exercise and care about their body because they cannot have much time for doing or it is troublesome for them to do. In other words, I can say that they will take more exercise than ever when they are university students. So, it is valuable and effective for them to exercise as a physical education course at a university.
The second reason is that everyone will need basal physical strength in the future. If they donft have some strength, they wonft be able to continue any work and carry out their housework as well. I mean, no strength will cause disadvantage in the future. However, if they take P.E. when we are university students, they will be able to understand how to exercise properly and the course is helpful for building up their minimum strength. In addition, we may become aware of taking an exercise due to the course. So, I can say that P.E. at university is never useless.
In conclusion, for these reasons, I think that every university should require students to take a P.E. course in order not only to graduate, but to teach some importance of exercise.

[8] Topic 3: Computers and Privilege@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2016/10/31() 14:59@[ ԐM ]
Some people say that computer technology gives an unfair advantage to a privileged few. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement above? Support your views, between 250 and 300 words in length, with specific examples from your own experience, observations or reading.



[12] RE:Topic 3: Computers and Privilege@NameFRc͖ MAIL@DateF2016/11/06() 18:12
I agree with the opinion that computer technology gives an unfair advantage to a privileged few.
Information technologies enrich our lives if we use efficiently. And there are gaps in positions and incomes between a man who can use information technologies efficiently and others. The gaps are called gdigital divideh. It is attracting a great deal of attention.
Digital divide appear and expand for various factor. Firstly, children can acquire new technologies easily, on the other hand, middle and old age people canft. Secondly, some people canft afford to buy computers. Thirdly, it is hard to operate computers for some handicapped due to disabilities.
From the above, digital divide expand or stabilize gaps which existed originally.
Besides, it can occur in far larger scale. It expands gaps between poor countries and rich countries. The gaps in the diffusion of communications infrastructure and the level of education in information technologies expand disparities between rich countries and poor countries. If this situation goes on, poor countries couldnft survive themselves and rich countries would have to aid poor ones with so much money. So we should solve digital divide as soon as possible.
Then, what we can do to do so? I think the main factor is indifference to information technologies. All people were familiar with information technologies, digital divide would be solved. First of all, ourselves should know more detail about information technologies.


[13] RE:Topic 3: Computers and Privilege@NameFa@DateF2016/11/07() 17:11
I agree with this opinion that computer technology gives an unfair advantage to a privileged few.
To begin with, all great technologies have merits and demerits. It is natural that computer technology has merits and demerits. Computer technology make us do many things easily, effectively. People who can handle computer devises or information technology can get high income and social status. On the other hand, there are people who cannot reserve benefits of computer technology. For example, elderly people cannot use computer devises. It is hard for them to learn how to use computer devises, so they cannot reserve important information. Not only elderly people but also people in poor situation cannot buy computer devises and people in country where telecommunications infrastructure is not permeating cannot access to information network.
This social phenomenon is called digital divide. Information technology made digital divide and enlarged difference of richness between people who can use computer technology and people who cannot use it. Problem is that information technology enlarged difference of richness. It made rich people richer, and made poor people poorer. We must not overlook this situation.


[14] RE:Topic 3: Computers and Privilege@NameFm MAIL@DateF2016/11/14() 00:35
I completely agree with this opinion. I think that it is modern problem. There are two reasons I can give for my agreement.
The first reason is that today people with computer skills are in an advantageous position. For example, at any office including part-time job, the main condition is often that we can use a computer. On the contrary, if we cannot have the skills , we will have trouble at work or not be employed. It is because we must process any data with a computer in the world. Computers have been indispensable to us in the world. As I explain, we tend to attach importance to the skills to use it at work.
The second reason is that when many problem happen in the program , we will need the computer skills in the present that everyone naturally has many precision instruments, such as PC and smartphone. As mentioned above, people deal with and know information with it. In this case, we may have many problem on the screen, such as bugs. We can correct them if we have the skills, however, they will throw us into panic and be broken if not. What is worst, we will be completely deceived by fraud, such as fraudulent billing and eOne Click Fraudf. In other words, if we donft know computer, we may get caught up in many crime.
In conclusion, I think that some people who can use a computer make progress, other who cannot are left behind today.

[16] RE:Topic 3: Computers and Privilege@NameFi@S@DateF2016/11/18() 10:18
I totally disagree with the statement. Not all people can take advantage of computer technology. But whether a person has enough computer skill or not is one of their personalities, someone can run fast while others canft like this.
Now computer technology is necessary for society. We use many electronic instruments, such as smart phones, digital cameras, televisions, personal computers or electronic books, in all daily scenes. So we all can use basic computer technology. Although everyone canft use complicated computer functions, these functions arenft need for everyone. Someone, only who can use them or who are interested in them, should employ them or have a job using them. Others should do anything else that they can do well or they are interested in. In other words, it isnft unfair that we use the technology depending our life and ability.
Besides, computer technology sometimes even changes inequality into equality. The school educational book which I read last month, said gSome students canft study in normal classes because they have some physical or mental disabilities. But they can learn by using a personal computer or tablet terminal. For example, children who can read but canft write use keyboard or who canft speak use voice reading software.h
For these reasons mentioned above, I would like to say that the opinion, the technology gives us unfairness, isnft right. Although advancing in the technology involves danger such as cybercrimes, it makes our life more convenient and comfortable. If everyone uses the basic technology properly and some experts develop society by applying the technology, everyone enjoy profit of it equally.

[4] Topic 2: Different Worldviews@NameFMitsu Matsuoka@DateF2016/10/18() 09:32@[ ԐM ]
Write an essay, between 250 and 300 words in length, about someone you have met whose way of life or view of the world differs greatly from your own. Describe in detail how that person's lifestyle or view of the world differs from yours. Discuss what you have learned about yourself from having come in contact with that person.



[7] RE:Topic 2: Different Worldviews@NameFm MAIL@DateF2016/10/31() 00:55
I used to attend a supplemental school every day when I was a high school student. I took a course in English there, however, an English teacher who taught me the English course was a little strange. Then, I will introduce him.
He was one of the experienced English teacher in the school. Although he is a Japanese, He spoke to me in English every day. In addition, never did he give me English homework after the course. Instead, he told me to read aloud the English textbook at home. I wondered why every time he did these. So, I asked him why he did those and claimed that he should give me homework for writing. However, gDonft study English on the table. Speaking and reading make you an English master, h he answered.
Moreover, gEnglish is not a subject but a respectable language like Japanese. We have learned Japanese since early childhood through listening to othersf and speaking it ourselves, havenft we? Then, if you go on listening to and speaking, you will be able to understand English. On the contrary, if you only learn English words by heard, you will never understand it, h he said. These made me surprised at differing from mine.
I had ever considered English as only a subject that require memorizing. However, his remarks made me understood that my thoughts was wrong. I have been thinking that English isnft a subject but a language ever since I had heard from him.

[9] RE:Topic 2: Different Worldviews@NameF_񎦘Y MAIL@DateF2016/11/01() 14:02
I met a man in the junior high school. The man was teacher of mathematics class. My first impression of him was not good because his self-introduction bored me. His words were always too difficult for junior high school students to understand. Because of that, term-end exam score of our class was lower than that of other classes in which the other teacher taught.
About a month later, however, I did not so hate the teacher because of his smart solutions of mathematical problems. His description often confused me, but it was very useful for me after my understanding. While most of my classmate always complained of the explanation, I learned many idea of mathematics in his class.
One day, I forgot to do my homework. The teacher said that, gIf you do not study now, troubled man you will be.h Those words decreased my motivation to study. I wanted him to say, gIf you do not study, I am troubled.h Of cause his words were generally right, but they were wrong when he tried to increase my motivation. He might think people would do their best for their selves, but I had thought people would do their best for others. I disliked his thought.
Today, I have realized we should study for ourselves even if we do better for others. It is because ourselves are always in ourselves, while others are not. Now, I cannot know how did he think, but his words might change my mind a little.


[10] RE:Topic 2: Different Worldviews@NameFRc͖ MAIL@DateF2016/11/03() 07:56
When I was a junior high school student, I made acquaintances with a boy, who was a year senior to me.
He and I belonged to a tennis club. I was good at tennis, but he was better than me. So I frequently played tennis with him, and he got to treat me as a brother. The more I know about him, the more I found that he is a great person. He was very good at not only tennis, but also he can play almost all sports well and he had a good brain, and he can sing very well, moreover, he was handsome! In short he was perfect. It is not only because of his talent. He made a great effort in everything. And it earned the respect of people. Of course, I respected him as well as others, but I always wondered why he makes an effort in everything.
One day, I asked him gwhy can you make such great efforts in everything? If you make no efforts, you would be good at everything. Should you concentrate on something?h He replied, geveryone has various talents, and no one knows which talent is superior. Through little practice, it might be your vocation that you thought you have no talent. So you should make efforts in everything. Besides, men should be perfect because it is cool.h He smiled. I was really moved by his words.
Since then, I have done my best at everything. For example, tennis, soccer, billiards, bouldering, singing, studies. Thanks to this, I can do many things well nevertheless very far from perfect.
Years later I was asked by a onefs junior in school gwhy can you make such great efforts in everything?h I said. gEveryone has various talents, and no one knows which talent is superior. Through little practice, it might be your vocation that you thought you have no talent. So you should make efforts in everything. Besides, men should be perfect because it is cool.h


[11] RE:Topic 2: Different Worldviews@NameFa@DateF2016/11/06() 16:30
Shibajin changed my view of the world. When I met Shibajin for the first time is I was an elementary school student. He was an instructor of ski-club. His name is Hitoshi Shibata. His name gHitoshih can be read gJinh in Chinese]style reading, so he was called gShibajin-senseih by everyone. He was kind for everyone, but sometimes he made stricter. He believed in a power of efforts. He always said gThe power of efforts can make you dream come trueh.
When I was a first year junior high school student, Shibajin was transferred to my junior high school as a teacher of physical education. I was member of track and field club, and he became coach of the club. I was a running long jump player, Shibajin coached me technics of running long jump. But I could not keep a good record, I was very worried. gI never can jump over 4m lineh,h I never can be good playerh, negative thinking made full my head. However, gYou can do anythingh, Shibajin said to me, gIf you make efforts seriously, truly SERIOUSLYh. He picked up my lack of seriousness, and told me a way of making efforts. I started not only practicing hardly, seriously very much but also changing my daily life. As a result, I could keep a good record in a championship when I was second year student.
Shibajin told me important thing, the potency of efforts. Before an encounter to him, I thought gBecause my physical strength is weak, I can not keep a good recordh, but it was because my effort was lacking, I learned from him. He changed my view of the world. The encounter to him is very important in my life.


[3] Wikipedia about Tsu@NameFm(171650082) MAIL@DateF2016/10/10() 23:39@[ ԐM ]
I live in Tsu. Tsu is the capital of Mie Prefecture. Tsu has a population of about 280,000, which is the largest population after Yokkaichi, and is about 710 square kilometers, which is the largest city in Mie. By the way, the name of Tsu is the shortest name of the city in Japan.
Tsu has many traditional events. One of the events is a festival, Tsu Matsuri. This festival is an annual fall event in Tsu. The number of participants in the festival is about 2,000 every year. The special event of the festival is the contest of Yosakoi, a dance which is choreographed in contemporary style. Many young people take part of the contest and they make the audience of the contest go wild every year. By the way, the contest is taped by Mie TV and is broadcast for the whole Mie area. So, Tsu Matsuri is the importance event in Mie for the residents.
However, although the big event is held, the population of Tsu tends to be decreasing in recent years. Tsu doesnft develop into the big city, such as Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, and a part town of Tsu has been losing population. According to the research of the prefecture, if the population had been decreasing, a lot of local government in Tsu would disappear. So, the prefecture plan the community development, for example, a lot of events, such as Tsu Matsuri, is increased.
In recent years, the famous person, such as an actor and an entertainer, are invited to Tsu Matsuri as an special guest. This effort is an part of the community development. If it is increased, Tsu will be more and more grown.



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