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政治問題について話してみよう

Talking about political issues
外国人の友人と日本の政治問題について話しています。
政治問題について海外の方と話す際は、相手の文化を理解した上で、相手を尊重しつつ自分の意見を伝えたいですね。
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What do you think about the political issue that's been in the news recently?
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What do you think about the political issue that's been in the news recently?

I am interested in gender inequality as our long time issue to be solved. Japan's inequality ranks around the 40th in the world. It is quite a lower position.

自然な表現

I am interested in gender inequality as it is a long-time issue to be solved. Japan's inequality ranks around the 40th in the world. It is quite a lower position.

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Oh okay, I see. That sounds interesting. What do you think can be done to address the gender issues in Japan? Why is Japan a patriarchal society?

I guessed that two factors are in play in this issue. First, politics. Still, our majority of member of congress is elderly and men. Women politicians are still rare. I always envy people in New Zealand because their leader is young and woman. If policymaker starts to move, our social system can not change. The second factor is our mind. Still we are trapped with the sense of women should be behind men and support men.

自然な表現

I guessed that two factors are in play in this issue. First, politics. The majority of the members of the congress are still elderly and men. Women politicians are still rare. I always envy people from New Zealand because their leader is young and a woman. If policymaker starts to move, our social system can not change. The second factor is our mind. We are still trapped with the idea that women should be behind men and support them.

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5. Use this preposition instead
6. The indefinite article (a, an) is used before a noun that is general or when its identity is not known.
8. The use of this phrase is appropriate for this context
9. Use an object pronoun here to substitute the pronoun.
That is very true. Do you believe that women are just as capable as men? Do you think women are receiving more career opportunities and emancipation in society?

Certainly, males and females differ biologically. It is natural there are differences in the fields each gender is good at. However, according to the report that I read, some of them are evidence-less, just came from our prejudices. Girls are supposed to be not good at mathematics, but if their parents successfully make their kids believe being at good at math, they can suppress the male's scores. And even if not the case, the gaps would be filled with technologies or advanced tools. Why don't we start the discussion on the premise that females and males are capable samely?

自然な表現

Certainly, males and females differ biologically. It is natural that there are differences in the fields each gender is good at. However, according to the report that I read, some of them are evidenceless, they just came out of our prejudices. Girls are not supposed to be good at mathematics, but if their parents successfully make their kids believe that they are good at math, they can surpass the male's scores. And even if it is not the case, the gaps could be filled with technologies or advanced tools. Why don't we start the discussion on the premise that females and males are equally capable?

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4. Use this phrasal verb. It means '(of a fact) emerge; become known.'
5. Use reported speech here
6. Use this verb here. It means 'exceed; be greater than.'
7. Use this phrase to complete the meaning of the sentence
8. Use this verb here. It is used to indicate possibility.
9. Use this adverb here. it means 'in the same manner or to the same extent.'
I concur with you. We should all ideally start with the premise that males and females are created equal. By the way, has Japan's gender inequality ranking improved over the past several decades? Do you know which countries are ranked highly in term of gender equality?

Thank you for showing an understanding of my position. I don't think the rank of Japan gets to be improved. We need to take a more progressive approach towards these domestic issues from a global perspective and take a stand against gender inequality. I assumed New Zealand or some of the European countries rank in a higher place. The Japanese government needs to learn from these countries and incorporate their elements.

自然な表現

Thank you for showing an understanding of my position. I don't think Japan's rank got an improvement. We need to take a more progressive approach towards these domestic issues from a global perspective and take a stand against gender inequality. I assumed that New Zealand or any other European country ranks in a higher place. The Japanese government needs to learn from these countries and incorporate their elements.

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2. Use the noun instead of the verb
3. Use reported speech here
4. This word is used to refer to one or some of a thing or number of things, no matter how much or how many.
5. It seems that the noun may not agree in number with the verb in this phrase.
I agree, perhaps if more countries took a page out of countries like New Zeland and Finland, gender inequalities may be eliminated. At the moment, are you familiar with any initiatives your government is taking in order to build a more equitable society?

The Japanese government started to encourage males to take paternity leave. It might contribute to fixing this issue, but the ratio of taking paternity leave is still low. I guess that still there is a mindset that males focus on work and if take a break, it affects their promotion. We are still on the way to finding the best solution to gender inequality with various hurdles.

自然な表現

The Japanese government started to encourage males to take paternity leave. It might contribute to fixing this issue, but the ratio of taking paternity leave is still low. I guess that there is still a mindset that males should focus on work and if they take a break, it would affect their promotion. We are still on the way to finding the best solution to gender inequality with various hurdles.

1. Use this word after the verb
2. THis verb is used to indicate obligation, duty, or correctness, typically when criticizing someone's actions.
3. Use a pronoun after a verb for declarative sentences.
4. (expressing the conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event or situation.
  • mode((動作や行為の)やり方、流儀)
  • position(立場、地位、身分、姿勢、見解、情勢 )
  • stand(態度、気持ち)
  • impassioned(情熱の込もった、熱烈な)
  • rally((名)[政党・労働組合などの]集会、大会、総会(動)集まる、再結集する)
  • nationalistic(国家主義的な、民族主義的な)
  • rhetoric(修辞法)
  • extremist(過激主義者、過激派)
  • rational((人が)理性的な、道理をわきまえた、冷静な)
  • progressive((名)進歩主義者(形)前進する、〔考え方などが〕進歩的な、進歩主義の)
  • I'm concerned about the increasingly hostile environment within our own central government.(中央政府内でいっそう敵対する環境を心配しています。)
  • We need to take a more progressive approach towards these domestic issues.(こういった国内情勢の問題にはもっと進歩的アプローチが必要だ。)
  • We need to view this issue from a more global perspective.(もっとグローバルな視点からこの問題を見る必要がある。)
  • How much of what he says is just pure political rhetoric?(彼の言っていることのどのくらいが単なる政治的修辞なんだろう?)
  • When, exactly, did "nationalism" become a dirty word?(いつ「国家(愛国)主義」は禁句になったんだろう?)
  • We need to take a stand against government corruption and arrogance.(我々は政府の腐敗と傲慢さに対してきちんと態度を示す必要がある。)
  • The future of Japan rests in the hands of its youth.(日本の将来は若者たちの手にゆだねられている。)
  • Do you think Japan should be flexing its muscles a bit more when dealing with territorial disputes?(日本は領土問題について取り組む際にもう少し威力を示すべきだと思う?)
  • What steps can the government take to get more people interested and involved in politics?(もっと多くの人々が政治に関心を持って関わるようにするには政府は何をすべきでしょうか。)
  • What do you think of Japan's response to North Korea's latest threat?(北朝鮮の脅しに対する日本の反応をどう思いますか。)

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