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06.I believe I’m lucky, because…10.01.2017

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If I need help, somebody or something always saves me. Last Thursday I unexpectedly found information that my favorite documentary director will be speaking at a festival in a vocational school for nurses. I guess he’s not so famous and popular because his preferred theme is the absurdity and discrimination in Japanese society. That’s the reason why I was surprised and why I thought I’m lucky. How rare is probability of finding the information and how rare is the chance of knowing that I can go?

I completely enjoyed the chance to listen to the director Mori Tatsuya’s speech. The theme was “The world is not so poor and human is generosity more than we can imagine”. I have the same-titled book which he had written in 2003. He cautions the typical Japanese character: Try to avoid be stampeded into doing something you don’t really agree with. Almost all Japanese are as obedient as sheep, but we need some goats. It’s his metaphor. His opinion has not changed for over 10 years, so it’s reliable for me.

Politicians also have similar thoughts. They want to get high approval ratings. So they try to create an enemy which every Japanese can hate at the same time. The government often secretly puts a (1)gag on the press. They can easily (2)fulfill their purpose because many Japanese still lack media literacy.

I highly respect Mr. Mori. He never (3)forsakes to warn society of unseen risks even if it means he leads a difficult life. Even if I will be making many excuses, which everybody knows is hard to resist, he never says loudly, (4)”Get your act together!”. However, his gentle and logical attitude is more powerful and effective for me.


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If I need some help, somebody or some information always help me. Last Thursday I unexpectedly found an information that my favorite documentary director will do a speech at an event of the festival of nurse vocational school. He’s not so famous and popular, I guess. Because his specialty theme is an absurdity and discrimination in Japanese society. The reason why I was surprised I’m lucky. How rare chance that the probability of finding the information when I can go?

I completely enjoyed the chance to listen to the director’s speech; Mori Tatsuya. The theme is “World is not so poor and Human is generosity more than we can imagine”. I have the same-titled book which he had written in 2003. He cautions that Japanese typical character; Try to avoid be stampeded into doing something you don’t really agree with. Almost Japanese are as obedient sheep, but we need some goat. It’s his metaphor. His opinion has not been changed over 10 years, so it’s reliable for me.

Mass media in Japan is the organization that cannot resist sponsor company’s opinion. They need high viewer rate. Therefore it prefers to broadcast more inflammatory incidents than real facts.
Politicians have also similar thoughts. They want to get the approval rating. So they try to create an enemy which is every Japanese can hate the same one. The government often put a (1)gag on the press secretly. They can easily be (2)fulfilled their purpose because many Japanese still lack media literacy.

I highly respect Mr. Mori. He never (3)forsakes to warning to our society’s invisible risk even if he is difficult to live. Even if I will be making many excuses which I cannot resist the others, he never says loudly, (4)”Get your act together!”. However, his gentle and logical attitude is more powerful and effective for me.


Homework: (1)gag, (2)fulfill,(3)forsake
Express: (4)get your act together If you tell someone to “get their act together”, you mean that they need to organize their affairs more effectively in order to be more successful.
You’d better get your act together if you want to find a job!

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