心でしかよく見えない

英語とフランス語を勉強中。ピアノは子供の頃習っていました。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より。

奇跡
2012-11-28 20:37

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英検1級過去問、Reiko 回答
2012-11-27 19:20

Will societies with aging populations face a crisis in the future?

points: Birthrate, Family Responsibility, Health Care, Immigration, Role of Senior Citizens, Taxes

This topic is something that people in Japan have been thinking about for a decade or more because our population is aging rapidly, and living longer. Because of this trend we have to think about what we will do about this situation, and how our society will look in the next twenty or thirty years.

Because we have so many people reaching retirement age at the same time, our pension, welfare, and health systems will be under a great deal of strain. With fewer people to pay into the social welfare system, there will be less money to take care of our senior citizens.

This brings us to the strain that families will be under as they have to either take in and care for their aging family members, or pay for their care at private/public facilities. Also, we will have to think about what role our seniors can play in society.

Finally, in order to provide money to the social welfare system, and replace the retiring workers, Japan will have to expand its immigration policy. This will cause some difficult social issues such as citizenship, voting rights, and equal protection under the law, that many Japanese people will have trouble accepting.

These are incredibly challenging issues that need to be dealt with sooner than later.



ブログプロフィール20121231まで
2012-11-26 19:47

毎日の出来事、あるいはふと思ったことを、英語で書きとめていくつもりです。
I have been part of the twitter world since this summer.
I used to be the least likely person to be involved with the web,though.
I had been neglecting my studies since my dog became sick, but now the internet distracts me from them.
(J'attends le jour où je pourrai réaliser mes projets,mais ce jour n'arrive pas...)


耳にした会話
2012-11-22 19:42

歯医者さんの待合室の偶然聞いた会話、確実70歳以上のご婦人方が、若かった時ここの先生素敵だった、今でも魅力あるとか話していました。いつまでも女、という感じのそんな人たち、なんか眩しかったです。

When I was sitting on the sofa in the waiting room at the dentist, two women were chatting loudly.

They said that the dental surgeon used to be very tall and handsome, so they still wanted to come here even after a long break.

One of them said that she was still a fan of him. He hasn't changed much. Especially his voice. He still sounds young.

When I overheard the conversation, I thought I rather would not like to go to the dentist's office even if he is a nice looking man.




父の誕生日
2012-11-21 20:50

My father turned 85 years old yesterday. He looked very happy at his birthday party.
He said that he would like to live until my son enters university and see if he would have a successful life.

昨日は実家の父の85歳の誕生日だったので、父の身の回りの世話をする夫婦も招待してレストランでお祝いしました。まだまだ記憶力もよく、好きな歴史の話をしているときはとても生き生きしていました。