Saturday, October 22, 2005

Today, I went for an election of Houses of Representatives by-election. I became 20 last month, so it was my first experience of voting. I realized that I myself is one part of Japanese society and politics. Nowadays, lowness of voting rate and indifference for politics of youth become problems. Before I became 20, I 'm neither interested in politics, but when I realized that I had franchise, I came to think that it was necessary to pay more attention to economy and politics of our own country. In old days, not allthe nation above 20, but person who pay a lot of taxes was able to have a right to vote. Therefore I think we must prise the franchise that given us now.

Monday, October 17, 2005

I read the article about " university students in japan and united states."
This article was written by a japanese university student who is studying abroad in US.
He said that before he went to US, he had thought that japanese students were much lazier than American students and the carriculum of universities in Japan lead students not to study. However, when he went to school, he found that American students are as lazy as Japanese. They don't attend classes, chatting during a class, copying friend's notebook. I look these sights in Japan, besides, teachers always say "study hard like American students!"When I heard his story, I thought I cannot understand these words.

Monday, October 10, 2005


Yesterday, I went to the Saitama modern art museum in Kita-Urawa. There was an exhibition that I really wanted to visit named "300% Spanish design"
It was an exibition of fashion and design; there were some wonderful dress that was inspirated by famous paint like Picasso's and Goya's and they were designed by famous fashion designer, Chanel, Yves saint louran and more. Also, there were 100 poster(advertisement) ,100 chaires 100 lumps designed by spanish and world famous designer. I was really impressed by Gaudi's old chair and Dali's strange chair shaped a human. Before I visited this exibition, I didn't know much about spanish art, but I found it is very interesting. I want to know more about it.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

This is the first time for me to write a blog, so I don't know what should I write. I will write a blog about social and cultural diversity in my daily life.

Yesterday, I went to a cultural festival of my alma mater. I graduated there two years ago so I feel nostalgic and good old memories came to my mind. When we were in high school, just being there is happy. However the older we grow, the more worries we have. yesteday, I felt the gaps of high school student and university student even we are just two years older than them.